Tech Trailblazers


The platform trap

11:35PM | Thursday, 17 November 2011 |  The infinite possibilities of a platform can be an alluring trap for start-ups. But trying to launch and compete on comprehensiveness is nearly always a bad idea. BY NIKI SCEVAK.

The benefits of failing fast

11:48PM | Thursday, 3 November 2011 |  Failing fast in a web start-up is fine but what you do after determines if you're a true entrepreneur or not. BY NIKI SCEVAK.

Making mentoring specific

10:30PM | Thursday, 20 October 2011 |  Mentors can help tremendouslY when starting up. But how do make sure you get more than a coffee from meeting them? BY NIKI SCEVAK.

Negative feedback to ignore

9:32PM | Thursday, 8 September 2011 |  Creating a start-up will undoubtedly attract negative feedback from some people. Here is the stuff to ignore. BY NIKI SCEVAK.

Advisor whiplash

8:59PM | Thursday, 25 August 2011 |  Ask enough people for advice on your start-up and you'll inevitably get conflicting opinions. Here's a guide for how to take it all in. BY NIKI SCEVAK.

What should I value my company at?

6:08PM | Wednesday, 15 June 2011 |  There are many ways to come up with a valuation when raising angel or venture capital and none of them rely on current financial statements. BY NIKI SCEVAK.

Why you shouldn’t raise money… yet

6:55PM | Thursday, 2 June 2011 |  Your instinct to raise money for your start-up could be getting in the way of your progress. BY NIKI SCEVAK.

The risk of not failing

5:05PM | Thursday, 19 May 2011 |  The risk of failure in co-founding a start-up is mostly imaginary. Even when you lose, you still end up ahead. BY NIKI SCEVAK.