- Even More Founders, Unlocking SAFEs, & Re-framing Founder-Led Sales
Even More Founders, Unlocking SAFEs, & Re-framing Founder-Led Sales
A newsletter for founders & friends
Welcome to the 89th edition of Re:VITALIZE, a newsletter with tactics, strategies, and stories on building companies plus our favorite future of work reads, going out to 3,400+ people each week. Forward to a friend who may want to subscribe.
Top 3 Tweets
🥇 More Founders, More Solutions
A strong belief I hold to be true in my bones:
The world could use EVEN MORE founders
Even in this macro financial climate?
YES. In fact, the external climate doesn’t matter.
A business is a problem-solving machine
And there are still millions of problems YET to be… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
— KP (@thisiskp_)
Jan 17, 2024
🥈 Unlocking SAFE Fundraising
If you're a founder & considering a SAFE there are a few things you should know.
SAFEs have only existed for a decade but have become the most popular fundraising structure for young startups seeking their first outside capital.
The key differences between SAFE & Priced Round… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
— Elana (@ItsElanaGold)
Jan 15, 2024
🥉Re-framing Founder-Led Sales
When Founders suggest that their product isn't ready to sell, they think sales is about selling features/product.
80% of early-stage sales is about getting them excited by YOU (the Founder), how you see the world, and most importantly, how you can uniquely solve… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
— Jen Abel (@jjen_abel)
Dec 28, 2023
Crowdsourced: Big mistakes to avoid at the early stage of a startup
20 nuggets of sales wisdom from startup sales experience
How to describe your business as an equation
A thread of ideas that flopped and then soared a decade later
Turning a $1M marketing blunder into triumph organically
How to Take Bigger, Bolder Product Bets — Lessons from Slack’s Chief Product Officer
GPT wrapper startups face closure after OpenAI's App Store announcement
Future of Work Reads
Is AI impacting your job? Your salary might actually rise, top talent CEO says (CNBC)
Closing gender gaps in the private sector benefits over 850,000 women (WEF)
The Biggest Winners and Losers From the Work-From-Home Revolution (WSJ)
Do You Need an External Talent Cloud? (HBR)
Let’s Think Bigger About The Future Of Freelancing (Forbes)
The ultimate guide to what’s in and what’s out for workers in 2024 (Fast Company)
D.E.I. Goes Quiet (NYT)
The World of VITALIZE
VITALIZE portfolio company MarginEdge ranked #7 on Glassdoor's 2024 Best Places to Work: Small-Midsize Companies list
Open jobs at VITALIZE portfolio companies
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