App development today demands a three-in-one approach

By Peter Hanschke

Welcome to the third installment of my blog on product managing myself. To recap, the first installment dealt with why I would even think of writing a mobile app. The second installment revealed the platform for my app and the importance of getting a name that is available and befits the app.

Today we’ll get into a meatier topic. Something that is fundamental to being a product manager – managing the intersection of product requirements, user experience and implementation AND remaining within a reasonable release window.

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Ego capital and the ‘Series A Crunch’

The problem isn’t too little smart money, it’s too many dumb deals

By Ronald Weissman

The meme of the month is “The Series A Crunch.” According to Crunch Theory, many worthy seed-funded startups lack follow-on capital because VCs now have smaller funds or have moved later stage. CB Insights estimates $1 billion in seed financing will be “incinerated” and at least 1,000 companies will be orphaned. Other data suggest that the number of orphans could be much larger.

Those who say the problem lies with VCs (CB Insights isn’t one of them) must argue that the number of Series A deals has fallen sharply. This is not true and the problem lies elsewhere. Whatever the cause, there is, certainly, a capital crunch for seed-funded startups and it is likely to get worse, as the backlog of seed-stage companies needing Series A funding continues to grow.

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Great articles roundup: Angel investing, series A cliff, startup financing, agile development

By Daylin Mantyka

As a regular feature, we provide our readers with a roundup of some of the best articles we have read in the past week. On the podium this week are: Techvibes, Fast Company, StartupNorth, Velocity and Convince & Convert.

Lessons learned the hard way: Canadian angel investor reveals his million-dollar mistakes

Joseph Czikk summarizes the eight biggest mistakes Canadian angel Greg Isenberg made as an entrepreneur and what he would have done differently. Number one item on the list: “Good copywriting is underrated.” Isenberg spoke Tuesday at the first GROWtalks event in Montreal.

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6 little things that tell your customers you don’t care

By Linda Moran and Francis Moran

Hey there, small or medium B2B technology company: Have you thought about what your actions are saying to your customers? Even if you don’t think you can afford a big company’s expensive embrace of high-touch customer service, at least you can stop shooting yourself in the foot. Here are six little things you might be doing, all of which tell your customers you don’t really care about them.

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The traditional corporate presentation is dead!

By Anil Dilawri

I saw close to 300 business presentations last year – lucky me.

Unfortunately, most of them were not very good. They were just plain boring and resulted in the most tragic response from their audiences – indifference. That’s right. In most cases when I asked audience members for their thoughts following a presentation, they responded with shrugs of their shoulders. They would say “I don’t know” or some other meaningless comment that really meant “I don’t care.”

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