Joining Wise

Before I get started, I wanted to mention that I struggled with the decision to post this, given the health and financial crises. I remain grounded and aware of how many people are out of work. I’m incredibly grateful for the position I’m in and feel for those less fortunate. I ultimately decided it’s worth…

Finding your mojo post Acqui-hire

Not enough is shared about acquihires by the startup community. I know because I’ve searched, having gone (going?) through one myself. I get it. You are most emotional and want to write about it when it’s fresh. But you remain tight-lipped for a slew of reasons (you’re unsure what’s allowed to be said, uncertain if…

2019

When I look back on 2019, it’ll be categorized as a year of change. The most notable changes include: Blispay was acquired We moved from Baltimore to South Florida If you’re inexperienced in the startup world, then you likely read those two bullets and thought to yourself, ‘Dang, this guy got rich & ran off…

A thread on the early days of a Startup

Crossposting this short Twitter thread: 1/ That feeling in the air & your body just prior to releasing your startups first product to the 🌎 is 1 of the best you’ll ever feel professionally. A unique (& kind of amazing) element for me was not needing to juggle the upcoming launch w/ existing production or…

E-Commerce Financial Model for Startups

‘E-Commerce Financial Model for Startups‘ courtesy of Matthew Carroll; a guide to forecasting revenue & expenses for e-commerce startups. FailHarder’s E-Commerce Financial Model for Startups E-commerce Financial Model for Startups Quora Retail Analytics Profit Margin Template 2012 Conversion Metrics Payvment

betaworks 2012 Shareholder Letter from CEO John Borthwick

I came across a tweet the other day linking to the betaworks 2012 shareholder letter from their CEO, John Borthwick. I had never heard of betaworks (who calls themselves a “company that builds companies”) and didn’t know that I was about to spend 30 minutes reading a never ending, but incredibly articulate and exciting reflection…