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Christina Hernandez Sherwood

Definition: Founding team

The founding team refers to the people who launch the company with you.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 06, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Why strong leaders should recognize their shortcomings

Jeffrey Woolford's time as a military officer taught him that there are two types of leaders: those who try to do it all themselves and those who recognize their shortcomings and bring in team members to make up for them.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 05, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Why should early-stage entrepreneurs get support from their families?

Without support from your spouse and family, your entrepreneurial journey could prove more difficult over the long term.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 04, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Definition: Valley of Death

Considered the most difficult funding stage for startups, the Valley of Death occurs after entrepreneurs have exhausted friends, family, and personal credit and before they're ready for external funding.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 30, 2014
Category:  Creation 
How one entrepreneur got Mark Cuban to invest in his startup

It didn't take a visit to the Shark Tank for Ryan Beckland, co-founder and CEO of the digital health company Validic, to get the attention of billionaire investor Mark Cuban.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 29, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
What is sustainable growth?

Sustainable growth is how fast a startup can grow without speeding through its funding or, alternatively, stagnating.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 28, 2014
Category:  Growth 
Insights from Medical Device Entrepreneurs

In this new compilation, medical device entrepreneurs share insights on how they met challenges and opportunities on everything from team building to clinical and regulatory success.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 24, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
Definition: Royalties

Royalties refer to a percentage of a startup's revenues that are paid to investors.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 23, 2014
Category:  Creation 
How the right partnership can serve as an early-stage accelerator

In the rush to create a product, build a team, and secure funding, startups often fail to focus on partnerships, an underutilized and undervalued commodity for new entrepreneurs.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 22, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
What is Series A financing?

Series A financing, also known as an "A round," is typically a company's first significant round of financing.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 21, 2014
Category:  Creation