Articles by: John McDonald

How Do Venture Studios Work?

The New Engine of Intentionality in the World Of Startups and Innovation Venture studios provide an innovative approach to funding startups and are creating a big impact. This model of funding entrepreneurs and big ideas continues to grow and evolve. We’re looking at what exactly a venture studio is and […]

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How Much Equity Does a Venture Studio Take?

A venture studio, also known as a startup studio or startup foundry, is a company that builds other companies. In exchange for the investment of time, effort, and funding, venture studio companies receive equity in the startups they launch. If the idea of giving a venture studio equity causes you […]

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How To Build a Startup

We get it. Entrepreneurship is hard. It takes a lot of dedication and planning to get your startup up and running, and it takes even more work to maintain a successful business model. Truthfully, many people get it wrong by failing to prepare properly in the beginning stages of creating […]

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Why Do Venture Studios Fail?

The venture studio model has emerged as a valuable resource for startup founders in recent years. 84% of startups accelerated through a venture studio go on to raise a seed round, and 72% of those will also raise a Series A round. Compare this to the 42% of traditionally-founded startups […]

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How to Get Startup Ideas

Have you ever watched a successful business owner and asked yourself, “how do I get an idea for a startup?” Getting a startup idea can happen as a moment of inspiration, or from slow reflection on a problem. A startup idea may come from frustration. Or, from seeing technology and […]

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How to Validate Startup Ideas

Startups fail for a lot of reasons. In fact, according to CB Insights, there are 12 common reasons they fail. While the number one is a lack of capital or fundraising, a whopping 35% of those that fail do so because there’s no market need. 20% of those that fail […]

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