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By far, it is managing cash flow. You need to be VERY good at it. There is an extremely fine balance between the speed you can invest and the speed at which you get new customers (i.e. revenue). And it is very easy to tip it of one way or another. If you are too risk averse, you will not invest...

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If you haven't fully tested your app with the 100 individual accounts Apple allows you to test via TestFlight or Hockey, then I'd suggest you should test thoroughly with your email list before launching to the app store. Things to look for at this early-stage: Activation and Breakage Points: F...

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I'm the Founder of a VC-backed company and I'm also an investor in a handful of other companies that are venture-backed. I'll answer the meat of your question. If you're building a B2B product, you *should* do it without VC funding. The reason for this is simple: Amongst the criteria of inves...

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We use github for code hosting, issue tracking system and specs ( the wiki portion ). Dropbox for large files like designs, videos. Basecamp for collaboration and discussion coupled with real time chats over hipchat. I bought into the appcelerator promise a while back but had since abandoned it...

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Competing in this category when there are so many dominant incumbents is really difficult. You'll need a product that significantly leapfrogs that of the existing leaders, which means it's likely mobile-first and focuses on a simplified, minimalistic user experience that delivers on the core use...

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Ignore them and stay focused in growing your iOS community while proving out your CAC and engagement and retention numbers. Small, resource-constrained teams need to absolutely *nail* one thing at a time. Stay focused on the feedback from real, existing users not excuses from people who aren'...

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Develop executable strategy and prioritized action list... The devil is in details of course. And lots depend on the field and type of business you are trying to build. I mentor a lot to startups and formal accelerator programs. Glad to discuss if there is an interest.

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This is a typical problem with any start-up, i.e. intention to trade everything for equity. I am assuming that you're trying to trade equity for cash. In that case I would suggest you to look out for individuals with diversified skills and competencies. The reason being, less the number of indivi...

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First, this is a tough spot you’re in. By making it this long you’ve already accomplished something most people never do. My own company was bootstrapped and we’re in our 16th year now. We’re still employee-owned and have no outside investors. Looking back, there have been trade-offs to doing...

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I think this is a very generalized question. Without knowing the specifics, such industry and product or service you are offering, it would be hard to answer this. Generally speaking, a lot would depend on the team you have in place. You have to visualize the effort required for each new business...

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