Only a handful of years ago, I was a toiling away in a cubicle at Bose Corporation. I didn’t know much about startups, raising capital, or how to run a company. I didn’t have a network of people who I could turn to in the startup world, and I struggled with some of the basics of starting a company.
While I now know that there are a few really good startup blogs out there, I don’t think that any of them are brutally honest about how to start a company. I haven’t found one that talks very personally about how to deal with key startup issues: setting up the company, finding a lawyer, how to hire people, how to raise capital, and how to launch a company. I haven’t found one that truly captures the raw emotion of what it takes in the trenches.
I created the Startup Swami to address these issues. So what kind of things are you going to see on the Startup Swami?
- Very personal, raw thoughts and experiences as I continue to navigate the startup world
- In-depth and specific stories from my startup experience
- Advice, tips, and “how to guides” about launching a startup, from the very beginning through every step
- Answers to specific questions from the community
With some of the articles on the Startup Swami, I’ll try to supplement with a video. I’ll experiment with how this works as the blog develops.
Thanks for reading and welcome to the Startup Swami.
SWAMI SAYS: Tell me what you want to know about what it’s really like to launch a startup. I’d love to hear from you.