How to time the market as a startup founder – a thread on some hard truths

Photo by zoe pappas from Pexels Optionality killed many startups in good times, and will impact more in unprecedented times like now.We will hear a lot of bad news about tech startups doing layoffs or shuttering down.Remember that no-decisions is also a decision, and usually not a good one.The world has come to a standstill. It has never … Continue reading How to time the market as a startup founder – a thread on some hard truths

Software Sizing: Story Points vs. Probabilistic Time Estimates

Hours before a proposal deadline, a partner at a technology services company was about to make a mistake that would cost him his job and his firm lots of money. As he was going through the resource allocation plan, instead of padding the estimates by a factor of two, the partner ended up dividing the … Continue reading Software Sizing: Story Points vs. Probabilistic Time Estimates

“What if the FAANG enter your industry?”

originally published on Sentiance blog on January 16, 2020 When I was pitching my startup to investors, a common question was, “what if the FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) enter your industry?”. Such questions were often asked by rookie venture capitalists, but we diligently pleaded why ours was an unlikely target market for the … Continue reading “What if the FAANG enter your industry?”