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Startup Advisory Boards – What are you really paying for?

Advisory boards seem to be all the rage these days in the startup world. Having trouble raising money? Let’s give away some of our company to people we think will peddle our shit for us. Don’t have a product to… Continue Reading →

Startup Hiring

Given the nature of our work at Krossover (sports) we have a ton of inbound interest on a daily basis from a lot of people wanting to come “follow their passion to their dream job”. I also get a get… Continue Reading →

What Running A Startup Is Really Like… Even 3 Years In

People ask me all the time “How’s the company doing?” and my answer is always the same: “Chugging along”. People think I’m joking. They read the press, they see the office. They see facebook posts about checking in at Michael… Continue Reading →

Recruiting in a Crazy Environment: Keep Selling and Keep Closing

The last 3 years have been an incredibly strange time. When I graduated in May 2008, things were bad, but by golly we didn’t know what bad was until that Fall. Going back to 1998, the golden age of internet… Continue Reading →

Startup Compensation

It’s a founder’s biggest nightmare – how much am I going to have to shell out for talent? Seems like there are a million unqualified people willing to work for any amount at all, but the real rock stars are… Continue Reading →

Founder Vesting and Non-Competes

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had to deal with compensation questions both internally within our own company, as well as from friends who are starting companies. On top of that, I’ve had to field questions about non-competes from… Continue Reading →

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