Halifax, Nova Scotia
Entrepreneur, author, opportunity-seeker.
Areas of Expertise:
- lean startup
- social media
- product management
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December 13 2012Today, I’m pleased to announce that Localmind has been acquired by Airbnb. See Techcrunch’s story and Airbnb’s blog post for more info. Localmind was Year One Labs’ first investment, and it’s our first exit as well. It’s a fantastic day for the team: Lenny Rachitsky, Beau Haugh and Nelson Gauthier. They worked… read more
November 27 2012A lot of companies still talk about being in stealth mode and aiming for a big hoorah type launch. It doesn’t usually work. Worse still, startups that are in stealth mode rarely talk to customers, prospects, users, partners or anyone else before their big reveal, which means they have little… read more
October 24 2012Yesterday I chatted with an entrepreneur that was looking for advice on raising capital. I’ve written quite a bit about fundraising in the past, but it’s a hard topic and a challenging thing for people to get through. Most people have never raised funding before, and even with all the… read more
October 05 2012Making the jump from a day job to starting a company is a scary one. I don’t believe there’s a ton of real risk –after all, you’re probably highly employable (particularly if you’re a developer)– but it’s still a big leap. And often, people do it after they’ve saved up… read more
September 27 2012A few days ago, Indeed (a job aggregator site) announced that they had been acquired by a Japanese company called Recruit Co Ltd. One story I saw pegged the acquisition close to a billion dollars. I’ve heard through the grapevine about some very happy investors. Indeed is a very successful company.… read more
September 21 2012In July I announced that I was writing a book on Lean Analytics with Alistair Croll. Today I’m very excited to be sharing a sneak peek of that book with you. Download the Lean Analytics book sneak peek! (pdf) The sneak peek contains the first few c read more
Webcast: Understanding the Value of Lean Analytics: Using Data to Build a Better Startup Faster
October 25, 2012
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free Watch the webcast in its original format > The Lean movement has revolutionized how we create products and companies today. It focuses on customer development and tackling the risky parts first. ...
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