December 6, 2017
This article was written by XSeed Capital Partner, Jeff Thermond.
January 20, 2017
Almost half of the initial pitches we view at XSeed do not contain a Five Year Projected Financials slide. Another quarter have a forecast, but it only goes out two years. So, three quarters of the entrepreneurs we meet start out with a pitch deck missing an
This article was written by XSeed Capital Partner, Jeff Thermond, and originally appeared on Forbes.
A noticeable fraction of the thousands of startups I have looked at in the last seven years have made attacking a societal evil (e.g., hunger, homelessness, etc) a key part of why they exist. This is extremely laudable from a
June 15, 2015
This XSeed blog was written by Venture Partner, Jeff Thermond, and originally appeared on VentureBeat.
Up until about 12 months ago, we heard every week from new startups focused on big data. Entrepreneurs were patting themselves on the back about catching a huge tailwind of market momentum and seemed surprised that we were worried that
May 21, 2014
This XSeed blog was written by XSeed Capital Partner, Robert Siegel, and originally appeared on Forbes.
Working relationships between startup cofounders are very much like the personal relationships of couples — at times wonderful, draining, magical, frustrating, intimate and stressful. Similar to a long-term committed relationship, cofounders enter into their journey together with the hope
December 16, 2013
This XSeed blog was written by Venture Partner, Jeff Thermond, and originally appeared on Forbes.
So you’ve got a great idea for a new startup. Congratulations! Before you begin, you might want to think twice about the scope of your great idea.
Put simply, the question is whether your great idea is a