4 Essential Metrics for eCommerce Startups

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While the giants of the business world (Amazon, Walmart, Alibaba) are dominating the space, there is still room for a lot of growth when looking at the fact that 1.8 billion people have made purchases online in 2018—a number that is expected to grow to 2.14 billion in 2021.

Focus May Increase Efficiency, But Doesn’t Guarantee Better Deals

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Today, there is an abundance of options for startups. This makes the competition fierce, so accelerators have to find ways to appeal to top startups. Specialization is the most common strategy to tackle deal flow quantity and quality.

Deal Flow Is a Major Challenge for 2/3 of Accelerators

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Two out of three accelerators have mentioned Deal Flow as their main challenge, whether it's related to quality, quantity or both. Here are a couple of findings related to this and some thoughts on how to tackle this issue.

Disciplined Accelerators: Introduction

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A series of articles detailing the findings and insights from a research study carried on more than 170 accelerators.

4 Essential Metrics for SaaS Startups

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More and more companies are integrating SaaS tools to help with their processes, which means a lot of growth is forecasted for these types of startups. But knowing how to evaluate the health of a company means looking at the relevant metrics. Here is a list of essential metrics to keep track of when dealing with SaaS startups.

3 Essential Metrics for Marketplace Startups

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Some of the biggest players in the game, the unicorns that made it on every startups’ “when I grow up” list, are companies that have achieved success by creating platforms which ease transactions between two different sides. Amazon, Airbnb, eBay, Craigslist and Uber are a few examples of marketplaces that became giants in the industry. In Asia, marketplaces are some of the fastest-growing startups.

The Problem Statement Canvas for Startups and Innovation Teams

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The real talent in all entrepreneurship—not only in tech startups—is finding the right problem, not building the right solution. In other words, it is vital to have the skills of Sherlock Holmes, not only those of Doc Brown. Discover our problem statement canvas for startups and innovation teams.

The Best Fundraising Option for Disciplined Entrepreneurs

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Being a representation of what your product will be when it is finally developed based on what you know at this point in the process, the High-Level Product Specification has multiple benefits, most notably getting customer funding.

Building a Bulletproof Startup: Business Model Canvas vs Lean Startup vs Disciplined Entrepreneurship

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Startups are anything but traditional businesses. That is why we’ve looked at various methodologies and frameworks, analyzed and compared them and found out the definite answer on which one is the best approach if you want to build a startup.