Posts we tagged 'startup'

What kind of leader are you?

I’m a first-time CEO (although it’s certainly not the first time I’ve managed a team). I know I still have a lot to learn, especially as my team is small and I’ve only been at this a few years. The...

Trust, above all else

As a startup founder, one of the hardest things you have to learn to do is to relinquish control. Once you start hiring you have to work incredibly hard to resist the temptation to micromanage your team. I still remember the first...

Shaking Off My Corporate Anxiety

Changing jobs can be hard, changing careers are harder, and changing from a corporate role to a start-up (or vice-versa) can be either the best or the worst decision you’ve ever made. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve...

Funding an Australian Startup

After my previous post about why Macropod chose to stay in Australia, I received quite a few questions about raising money in Australia vs raising in the US and about our experience funding a startup generally. Whilst my post was quite...

Why we kept our Startup in Australia

Matt (my co-founder) and I started BugHerd more than four years ago. In startup terms, we’re not a successful company yet and we’re certainly no unicorn. But we’re still alive, and we still have a dream we want to deliver. It’s...

Meet Thuy: Splitrock Studio Office Manager

Thuy is one of the most important people to work at Splitrock Studio, since she is in charge of how stocked with milk and coca-cola the fridge is. Beverages notwithstanding, we couldn’t live without Thuy and her broad range of...

You Can’t Be All Things to All People…

I read a tweet a few weeks back that had my head meeting my desk repeatedly. The advice was “Don’t build a Swiss army knife, build a scalpel”. I get the sentiment behind the message (i.e. build a focused product),...

Why we all got Slack (and loved it)

  As company that builds apps to improve productivity, we’re always on the look out for tools to improve our own workflow. We try out our competitors products, we try out new gadgets and we love experimenting at tweaking our...

How much should your startup spend?

We’ve created a spreadsheet to help you work out how much your startup should spend each month to get the most out of your capital. Download it now. Things are looking pretty good for your startup. You’re half way through your...