Speed, Gears, and RPMs

There are three types of roads that you use in the Colorado mountains. A highway. A mountain pass. Backcountry roads. When you’re on the highway, you’re moving around 75 mph (120 kph), and your car’s engine operates at a pretty steady clip, although there are times where you must rev your engine to get up […]

When to pick product led growth as your startup growth strategy

By Jayadevan P K, Evangelist at Freshworks for Startups If you’re anywhere close to the world of enterprise software, you can’t have missed the buzzword: product-led growth. The idea is that you build products that sell themselves. This means you bake features and communication into the product so you can grow your revenues and customers.  […]

Why Every Startup Should Have an Advisory Board

Running a business isn’t easy. Demands from your team and your clients can fill every minute of every day and it can be hard to prioritize the work that’s actually essential to you and your company. So sometimes, it really can help to get feedback at the right time, from the right people—people who understand the intricacies of your business and who allow you to be incredibly open and honest.

For 2020: Consider the Collective Power of 13,000 Startups

To the 13,000 startups in the GAN Community, thank you. Running a startup is so hard. At every point along the way, it feels like you could go out of business. It seems like there are potential competitors emerging every second. It’s hard to hire and build cultures that last. And it’s hard to continue […]

Nine Takeaways for Startups After Our Global Tour

We just finished GAN’s first Momentum Tour, a four-stop global tour with events in Pittsburgh, Hamburg, Lima, and Manama. After reflecting on all of the startups we met along the way, here’s what’s so special about running a company outside of a major tech hub, and why it can be more of a challenge.

Show Me The Market, Part II

About a year ago, I wrote a blog post that’s been one of my most-read posts to date. The post was all about why and how startups should define their market size to generate investor interest and excitement. I still firmly believe this is one of the most important things startups can do. And yet, Reilly and I continue to turn down company after company that approaches GAN Ventures without a market size large enough for investment. Here’s why it’s so important.

How to Craft an Exceptional Update About Your Startup

Each week, I receive dozens of updates from startups, filling me in on where their companies are at, and a lot of them—if I’m honest—aren’t great. It’s not the end of the world, but I’ve definitely been on the lookout for one that I could show off as a great model to follow. It finally happened, and here’s what was so good about it.

How American Airlines Helped Our Business via GAN

When LendEDU started its company, its founders needed a lot of help. And they wouldn’t be where we are today without the guidance and help of GAN Accelerator, Iowa Startup Accelerator. In another moment of need, American Airlines also stepped in, lending a hand in the form of free flights. Here’s the story of how one GAN Partner provided essential support at a crucial time for this GAN Startup.