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Avoiding the Pain of Failing Startups – 9 Lessons Learned from My Ups and Downs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 11, 2013

If you look at my photo, you’ll know straight away that I am not an Under 30 CEO. I’m a highly successful businessman with profound lessons to share with those who want to succeed as entrepreneurs. I now have four decades of experience as a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and venture capitalist. I have experienced the highs and lows of business from the very first company I started…

Brand Marketing- What Startup Founders Can Learn From Lady Gaga

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 10, 2012

Startup founders hardly look to pop culture for business advice.  We attend networking functions.  We seek out experienced business mentors.  We even watch shows like Shark Tank.  But rarely do we think of pop culture as a business resource.   As a founder of a startup focused on pop culture (Punch Street) and as a Gen Y New Yorker heavily influenced by the pop and urban community personally, I like to…


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