Bernard Fraenkel explains why sustaining high growth requires a different playbook than traditional growth expectations.
In the excitement of having signed a term sheet, investors may be tempted to consider technical due diligence (tech DD) as a formality to assuage their colleagues and limited partners. Tech DD, however, should be considered more than a defensive tool to avoid embarrassment and the loss of the money invested.
McKinsey’s recent survey, “The state of AI in 2020”, shows that AI adoption at scale remains limited to a few industry sectors and a limited set of business functions. This article is the first in a series that details instances of companies both large and small applying AI to solve real-world problems: how they recognized […]
In a startup, as in any adventure, one needs to raise one’s head toward the horizon once in a while to ensure that one is still headed in the right direction. Well-run companies typically hold quarterly executive off-sites, and at least once per year, the product road map is refreshed. This is the perfect impetus […]
The magic moment for which you have been working for so long has finally arrived: Usage of the product is accelerating — the company is taking off!
For years now, although SVSG has several physical offices, we have largely worked remotely. In the current crisis, our experience with virtual teams is helping us and our clients execute faster and more effectively than ever. With video conferencing, highly interactive communications platforms and our deep experience working virtually, we can help your team move forward.
When a company scales successfully, it’s the exception, not the rule. More than nine in ten startups fail, and most of these companies self-destruct before they ever get the chance to scale their operations. Those who do make it usually find the scaling process to be the greatest challenge they’ve faced as a company.
Step 5: Will my tech stack scale? Choosing a tech stack is a commitment that’s not easily reversed, so concerns related to future circumstances like scalability and performance are common. However, trying to address these concerns at the MVP stage would be premature. Many performance issues are a product of application design, not technology choice. […]
4. Consider the landscape of tools in your industry One of the keys to a successful MVP is reducing time to market. Capitalizing on existing tools can dramatically reduce the scope of work and effort required to launch your product. When selecting a programming language and other back-end technologies, first identify the best open source […]
3. Who is going to build this thing? Shortage of engineering talent is a major challenge for early stage startups. As a result, the availability of engineering team members will play a role in determining the right tech stack for your company. Certain tech stacks attract different types of candidates and will influence your company […]