Startups, pitches, launches and no more sushi

Here’s part 2: more of what I learned at Northside Innovation Festival Uh oh. Your pitch is too good Investors told us that incubators and the like have gotten so good at helping startups polish their pitches that they are all becoming indistinguishably great. They all hit the same metrics, the same themes. They’re becoming […]

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Missions, money and career wisdom from NewCo’s John Battelle

“If you are contemplating a $50m investment round think long and hard. If you chase money, money will chase you.”  So said John Battelle (of Wired, Industry Standard, NewCo et al) in conversation with Dave Morgan. Battelle’s most important career rule: “Quit when you know you should quit.”  [I know that I didn’t and I […]

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