We are proud at the Startup Conference to host entrepreneurs from more than 40 countries each year. But for the 9th edition, in 2018, we are noticing a disturbing trend. The number of entrepreneurs who told us they were not able to get a visa and therefore won't be able to attend, seems to have exploded.
Last week Dropbox went public and Drew Houston, its CEO joined a very small club of entrepreneurs that took their startup from idea to IPO.
The new federal tax reform is going to create awkward discussions at review time in 2018. Take a look at a typical senior engineer, who makes $340K
Feuds among co-founders are the leading cause of early startup death (lack of traction is a close second). Sometimes the startup survives, the skeletons of disgraced co-founders are buried, and all the public hears is another great success story. Until the real story surfaces years later, in all its glorious details, through the excruciating record of a lawsuit.