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I love it when founders ask for help. Jul 17, 2024

I love it when founders ask for help

→ It's the path that leads to the 1%

→ Because only 1% of startups reach $10M in annual revs

→ And only 7% make it past $1M in annual revs

→ What do the 1% have in common

→ They understand the rules

→ That their startup is likely...

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I'm now backed by the smartest and richest one in the world. Jul 17, 2024

Founders - I'm now backed by the smartest and richest one in the world.

It's a partnership. We co-create. Come join us.

→ Who?
→ God!

I know that might sound crazy, but you're already here, read a few more lines.

→ I grew up a believer
→ I thought it was more probable that God...

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The allure of quick capital can be tempting Jul 10, 2024

Founders → The allure of quick capital can be tempting

→ But remember, not all money is good money

→ In the journey of building your startup

→ The partners you choose can significantly impact your venture's success

Here are a few cautionary tales of founders who faced challenges...

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𝗧𝗡𝗲 π—™π˜‚π˜π˜‚π—Ώπ—² doesn’t care about your past Jul 09, 2024

Founders — 𝗧𝗡𝗲 π—™π˜‚π˜π˜‚π—Ώπ—² doesn’t care about your past

→ The market doesn’t care if your past is full of big wins

→ Or if this is your first rodeo

→ In capitalism, the market is the ultimate judge of success

→ Old wins can’t save you

π—™π—Άπ—Ώπ˜€π˜-𝗧𝗢𝗺𝗲 𝗕𝗢𝗴 π—ͺπ—Άπ—»π˜€

→...

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From $5K to $1.3B Jun 26, 2024

It started with $5k, pantyhose, scissors and a bright idea.

→ $5k to $1.3B

→ Sara Blakely was selling fax machines door-to-door

→ That's when she first had the idea for Spanx

→ Zero background in fashion or business

→ She invested her entire life savings ($5K) into...

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Feel like you botched your pitch? Jun 24, 2024

Founders - Feel like you botched your pitch?

Then this happens.

There are a bunch of cool stories where founders thought they totally messed up their pitches but still ended up getting the funding they needed. 

Here's a few — Enjoy!

1. Airbnb 

Founders: Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia,...

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MEI (Merit, Excellence and Intelligence) vs. DEI/ESG Jun 19, 2024

What Scale AI founder Alexandr Wang thinks about DEI/ESG — He's worth $14 billion. Secured $1 billion in funding. Expected to hit $1.4 billion ARR by the end of 2024

The CEO of a hot artificial intelligence startup won praise from other chief executives, including Elon Musk,...

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When your startup is running on fumes. Jun 18, 2024

When your startup is running on fumes — and you need a miracle

→ ask
→ when miracles come from God
→ they often come through man
→ when suddenly
→ your fortune changes

Don't stop asking

→ even when you're not sure He's there
→ he's made a lot of...

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Life gets clearer when you find purpose. Jun 17, 2024

Founders — Life gets clearer when you find purpose  

So I wrote "the book" on doing it

It's how I've connected the dots between VC + Startups + Purpose + and Faith.

→ I don't know how or when these dots got disconnected
→ but I'll let you in on a secret
→ they were meant to...

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Startups are Growers or Showers. Which are you? πŸ‘€ Jun 17, 2024

Startups are Growers or Showers. Which are you?


In the startup ecosystem, showers are those that make an immediate impact.

They launch with a bang, grabbing attention, funding, and market share quickly.

→ Think Uber, Snap Inc. – high visibility, rapid growth, and significant investor...

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Eventually, every founder gets knocked down. Jun 17, 2024

Eventually, every founder gets knocked down — here's how to get back up.

Your plans are going to fail, eventually.

→ before, during or after you go-to-market
→ before or after you raise capital
either way, if you stay down, you die
→ you will have to learn how to...

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Here are the 10 most active VC investors in generative AI Jun 12, 2024

Founders - Here are the 10 most active VC investors in generative AI.

Sequoia Capital: One of the world’s largest VC firms, has invested in some of the most prominent AI startups like ChatGPT creator OpenAI and legal AI assistant Harvey.

Andreessen Horowitz: Andreessen Horowitz has gone...

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