5 Things to Avoid in Your First Year as a Founder

A few days ago LinkedIn reminded me that it's been a year since I left my corporate job to become a full time co-founder and CEO at Vervoe. 365 days of uncertainty, hard work, excitement and personal growth on the startup rollercoaster. 

Do You Have to Change the World? A Question for Startup Founders

Change the world. Some of us, when we were kids, were taught to dream of doing exactly that. We were given talents and skills, our parents and teachers said, in order for us to use them for social good. But now that we’ve grown up, those big words can be a source of mystery, excitement or even discontent.

A Startups Guide to Holiday Gifts for Yourself and Others

We love the holidays. Getting together with family and friends and being able to renew acquaintances that we've lost track of, is an important part of the holidays. The busy startup or founder wearing so many hats in their businesses may put family and friends gifts as the first tasks to accomplish on the to-do list, but sometimes these names and gifts end up the last items to be crossed off the checklist. 

Five Signs You’ve Become a Complacent Founder

We just hired our 30th employee. The days of co-working are long behind us. Our brick-walled SoHo office has consistent WiFi coverage; we’ve had a working product for the last 300+ demos. Finally, respected international brands are excitedly using our platform to scale experimentation and drive their agile transformations.

Selling When You're A Reluctant Salesperson

Selling is my job. I’m very good at it and I really enjoy it.