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Building a career whilst bootstrapping

Long story short, I am bootstrapping a start up venture and I am funding it through full time employment. We are close to launch, and we want to avoid going to VC in order to retain 100% equity. I...

asked Oct 3 '15 at 01:01
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User34199
46 points

1 Votes
0 Answers
1.76K Views
Build a career or do a start up?

I have been working for the past 2 years on my start up product as it stands: 1) I have the mobile application built and ready for launch 2) The backend is all done3) We have conducted beta...

asked Oct 3 '15 at 00:35
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User34199
46 points

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2 Answers
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Best way to roll out major changes to a site?

We've been working on a new version of Bright Journey for a long time now and it's finally coming to fruition (putting the final touches).There are some changes that might initially disorient...

asked Jul 24 '15 at 06:41
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Nishank Khanna
4,253 points

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Should I go for corporation when starting?

So I am putting up a mushroom farm, should I start as a corporation out right or as sole proprietor for now? I am from the Philippines and my concerns are that I think here, it is required to have...

asked Jul 14 '15 at 17:18
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What kind of things would you feel uncomfortable with in a carpooling service?

Things like: Matching with other passengers Scheduling Cost-sharing arrangement

asked Jul 1 '15 at 12:01
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JAEYOUL KIM
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If I do a 49-50 split partnership do I have the final say as the one with 50% equity?

I just do not know that much about the other person other then he has good tech skills and can take care of a lot of the paper work stuff, that lets me design and build the business. Which is what...

asked Jun 30 '15 at 04:59
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Paul Gilchrist
1 point

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How was Atlassian able to grow this big with zero funding?

Atlassian has some great products (we use BitBucket regularly for all our projects). But I was surprised to learn that they never raised any money from VCs or even a seed round from angel...

asked Jun 29 '15 at 13:25
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Donna Williams
7 points

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651 Views
Are there any career opportunities in startups to earn a $250K a year salary?

For startups that have raised a series A round or higher, is it possible to get a job as a software engineer getting paid at least $250K a year?Equity isn't something that attracts me much as I've...

asked Jun 29 '15 at 12:12
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Mark Hannon
7 points

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649 Views
Are there any startup related classes / seminars in Boston?

I'm moving to the Boston area for a job and have to venture into building my business on the side. Since this will be a first for me, I would love to learn from the startup experts. Are there any...

asked Jun 29 '15 at 09:58
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Alvaro Perkins
1 point

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Working for US based company from Singapore, payment to India account. Which country would I pay taxes in?

I live in Singapore and work for a US based company as contractor getting paid to my Indian account. Which country should I file my tax returns in? Should the Indian account be NRI/NRE to get the...

asked Jun 29 '15 at 04:24
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Sowmya
1 point

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How to find the right advisors?

As our product development goes along, we are looking for more advisors to form an advisory board - we need well considered input from people who have already proven themselves in the tech / IoT...

asked Jun 28 '15 at 12:01
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Alexander Hill
1 point

3 Votes
3 Answers
2.67K Views
What are some resources for learning about lifestyle-brand ecommerce businesses? [more answers welcome!]

I'm digging in to this industry and would love insight into what's unique about lifestyle ecommerce businesses / the consumer path to purchase in businesses like Holstee, Ministry of Supply,...

asked Jun 26 '15 at 19:46
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Jay Neely
6,050 points

1 Votes
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Is it worth implementing social login on your site? Any statistics that show it increases signups?

Almost every major site has multiple social logins (FB, Twitter, Google) in addition their own normal signup process (email and password).Is it even worth having social login? What about forgoing...


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2 Answers
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How to get freelancers to work on your website?

Releasing a website soon to connect ordinary people, students, business men with teachers and professionals, how do I recruit the teachers and professionals?

asked Jun 22 '15 at 02:46
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C Wakeboard
11 points

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What can Silicon Valley do to get rid of the silent racism that exists in hiring?

It's an uncomfortable topic to talk about. Even with all the "hippy culture" in the valley, it's hard to argue that race doesn't play a role in hiring at tech firms.If you look at the statistics,...


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Everyone in startup running a long sprint to launch: are there any legal considerations on the maximum hours per week?

We are a small startup with five employees: Two co-founders Two software engineers One designer It's a non-issue for the founders as it's our company, but for employees, should we notgo over a...

asked Jun 21 '15 at 14:55
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Lance Hernandez
9 points

2 Votes
3 Answers
2.52K Views
Why does Wordpress have such a strong-hold on CMS marketshare?

Customizing Wordpress (apart from using themes) is very hard and it's all a bunch of spaghetti PHP code. Yet their marketshare keeps increasing over the years.Why hasn't another CMS platform that...

asked Jun 21 '15 at 13:58
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Chris Jenkins
11 points

1 Votes
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Biggest mistakes founders make when trying to build traction using a blog?

Everyone states blogging as being the biggest factor in gaining initial traction for your startup.What are some of the most common mistakes new founders make when going this approach?

asked Jun 19 '15 at 11:26
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James Nord
6 points

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Is cold emailing all your potential clients a good way to get traction?

I am building a SaaS product aimed at website owners, and working our the marketing plan. I see a lot of new startups send an email blast to every potential customer (sometimes to the email address...