This week has been heads down in code... and lots of podcast data with the new infrastructure I've built. Can you say idempotency? 😅
New Podcast Episode: Fundraising changes and what the Shopify layoffs can teach founders.
Shopify's CEO was brutally (and refreshingly) honest that he made the wrong call during the pandemic. It's worth noticing what led them astray in their decision-making.
Fundraising continues to shift into an environment where investors have more leverage... but there's still ways to make your company stand out.
And a sneak peek into the next version of Beacon.
No one talks about the middle ground.
There's a ton of content out there for people at the earliest stages of entrepreneurship. And plenty of consultants eager to help at the latest stages of private company growth. But not a whole lot out there for companies in the $10M-$50M annual revenue range. Why is that?
(Genuine question, btw. And I'm not talking about Twitter threads.)
I started thinking about this when a buddy of mine (who founded and runs an angel-funded company with ~$40M in annual revenues) reached out to me for some advice this week.
If you're reading this and currently run (or are employed) by a company with $10M-$50M in revenue, where do you go currently for tactical advice / help today? (Hit reply, I'd love to hear from you.)
Beacon update: new backend is running. 🔥
So... that "little" rewrite from 2-3 weeks ago has turned into a complete rewrite of the code, new hardware and a ton of glue to bring it together. But, it's working. And it seems promising.
100X (or more) data coming in now. Better podcast transcriptions. Search engine is almost ready.
If you're still with me on this, I'll have something for you to tinker with next week. 😎
If you know anyone else that might be interested in Beacon, will you please pass the link on to them? 🙏🏼
That’s it for now, have a great weekend.