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Essays

The Startup Lifecycle: From Garage to Unicorn

A typical tech startup lifecycle consists of 3 major stages: Garage, Growth Machine, and Unicorn. Framework based on Steve Blank, Reid Hofman, Brian Balfour, Morgan Brown.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | Jan 16, 2017

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Playbooks

How to value a startup - 9 methods explained

A startup is like a box. A very special box. The box has a value. The more things you put in the box, the more its value increases. Add a patent in the box, the value increases. Add a kick-ass management team in the box, the value increases.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | May 30, 2016

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A real-life VC investment framework - The 7+1 model

Discover the investment framework a real VC uses to evaluate deals: problem, solution, business model, team, scalability, and capital efficiency.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | Sep 07, 2015