Dear Founders, I Commit to Double my Support for YOU and YOUR Startups

There will be a ton written today about the future.

I truly, honestly do not know what is going to happen, and so much is not in my, or any of our, control.

I don’t want to waste pixels sharing with you how I feel, because probably many of you feel the same.

Instead, I want to tell you what I am going to do—I am going to double my support for Techstars founders, for founders in NYC, and founders in general.

As many you know, I work hard to support the founders. I get behind the founders, give them as much time as they need, and to let them know that I believe in them.

I fundamentally believe that technology and innovation are changing our lives for better.

I believe that we need more founders, more startups, more smart, fearless people starting companies, and solving problems that seem to be impossible.

I also know that the times for startups are tough, and are likely to remain tough for some time. Lack of liquidity in public markets caused a reverse domino effect and many early- stage startups are struggling to raise capital.

So today, I am going to commit to something that is within my control—to double my support for startups and founders.

Specifically, I am going to:

  • Work even more closely with the founders to help them with their financings.
  • Help founders drive up revenue, achieving profitability and independence.
  • Send even more introductions, connect even more people.
  • Answer every single email and every single tweet from a founder.
  • Meet more founders in NYC and around the world and give feedback.
  • Always iterate on my calendar and make more time for the founders.
  • Speak at public events in NYC and around the world about entrepreneurship.
  • Blog more about topics founders care about and want to read about.
  • Publish my (long in the works) book for founders.

I’ve already been doing all of this, but I am going on the record saying I am going to double my efforts.

It is already really tough for startups, and it is likely to remain tough for a while.

In this time of great uncertainty, I am absolutely certain that America needs startups, and America needs innovation.

I am going to do everything within my power to help every single founder, and every single startup I meet.

This is within my control and this is what I am going to do.

Please reach out anytime. My mind, my heart, and my network are open.

 

 

4 comments

  1. Great posture.

    No time for whining and complaining. It’s the season to sharpen the pitch, get closer to users, and add value.

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  2. This is about as good of a reaction as one can have to the election. If we all react the same way, doesn’t really matter who the president is, we are going to have a better country.

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  3. Great offer! I do agree if we all react the same there will be a better world!

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  4. […] We wrote last week here about doubling our efforts to help founders. During these rather uncertain times we want to send loud, and clear signal that we support our founders 110%. […]

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