• Startup Hero – Colette Courtion of Joylux

    Colette Courtion founded Joylux (www.joylux.com) in 2016 after she became a mother and experienced both the joys of motherhood and the consequence of incontinence that results from childbearing. She had previously founded a skincare company and decided to apply some of the technologies that help skin look younger to a more intimate health problem—sexual health—that not only is the result

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  • Leadership for the Pandemic and the New Normal

    The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused every startup to assess how to survive and plan to thrive in the “new normal.” No one knows what the new normal will look like, but based on other jolts to our economic system, we do know that life after this pandemic will be different than life before – at least for a while.  Just

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  • How Angel Investors Survive the COVID-19 Economic Crisis

    Author: Dan Rosen To: The Angel Community After publishing my companion piece, “How Startups Survive the COVID-19 Economic Crisis,” I have received a number of comments about how this impacts angels and angel investing.  Here are my thoughts. Unlike VCs, who have a fund to invest and collect a management fee for investing their fund, Angel Investors invest their own

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  • How Startups Survive the COVID-19 Economic Crisis

    Author: Dan Rosen To: All angel investors and their portfolio CEOs Being trained as a scientist, and having lived through several investment cycles, I’ve been asked to share my perspective on the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on startups. I firmly believe that the human and societal impact of COVID-19 will be extreme, even though we are at the

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  • Jet.com – Not ready for Prime time

    I really wanted Jet.Com to work. When they announced the service as an alternative to Amazon, I thought that a new kind of competition would be good for the industry. Unfortunately, my experience shows that great ideas and intentions that are not ready for prime time = just a terrible customer experience that appears doomed. Jet.com offers a membership service

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