When should I raise money for my startup?

A few days ago, I met two entrepreneurs with bright minds and a great idea. They started working on their venture two months ago and told me they had visited a VC investor out of curiosity who told them, “Listen guys, the cyberspace is hot; if you want to get an investment, it will be super easy, and you should do that immediately.” Of course they were extremely pleased and left the meeting with a clear agenda: let’s raise some […]

Why You Should Use Administrative Services From Day 1

I remember the first days of 6Scan, a company Nitzan (my partner) and I founded, more than 50 percent of our time was dealing with tasks that need to be done for the company but doesn’t push forward the business nor technology – Logistics, from office rent to dealing with spam mail someone has to do it and it’s very time consuming. Most first timers have assumptions about administrative services and I think it’s a good time to confront them: […]

How To Generate Motivation

If I had to choose only one characteristic to possess, I would choose optimism. It’s the strongest action engine I know and use in my everyday life. The way I see it, optimism is a realistic view on a certain situation and the understanding that there is more than one way to deal with any problem. Optimism helps us acknowledge the fact that many times we might fail to execute our plans, but we can learn from that failure and […]

How To Find Your Next Startup Idea

A huge whiteboard filled with words such as “social,” “security,” “CRM,” “developers,” and “enterprise” — that’s how it began: our search for the next startup idea. To tell you the truth, the whiteboard didn’t really help. Actually, it was a waste of time, but it did help us understand what works and what doesn’t. I’ve seen entrepreneurs use a lot of methods to generate ideas. Sadly, there’s no way to ensure you’ll end up with a revolutionary idea. But there […]

Pick Your Hat

Last week we had Open Startup day, where more than 50 startups opened their doors and let everyone who was interested in the startup scene come and visit, hear presentations and get a feeling of startups. During the Q&A I said that investors value teams by trying to understand the value of each individual on the team to determine whether that’s the right team for the right company. One of the visitors asked me, “Is it necessary to have a […]