Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"Are You A Tech Company?"

From The Awl:
In 2014, there are but a few questions to ask yourself in order to determine if you are a technology company or "startup."
• Do you have a website which is primarily used to sell your product(s)?
• Do you sincerely believe that your company, which mostly aspires to sell a commodity product to middle-class and upper-middle-class consumers using mildly novel marketing techniques, is going to change the world?
• Has a mysterious man offered you tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars?
Well then! I have good news for you.
The shaving industry, long dominated by giants like Gillette and Schick, now includes a wave of well-financed start-ups. Dollar Shave Club, which just raised a $50 million round of venture capital, offers inexpensive replacement razor blades....