For some founders, the thought of pitching a VC round to their board of directors can incite a fair share of dread. Will the board disagree? Will certain board members stand in your way? Not if you’ve done your homework, writes OpenView partner Firas Raouf.
Ken Lownie, a consultant specializing in building and scaling professional services teams, share six steps for optimizing your professional services business.
Board of directors meetings are pleasant when the company is executing well, but when the going gets tough roles and priorities can sometimes become confused, especially for investor board members.
This high-level guide will help you understand the role of product management and walk you through the steps required to successfully recruit, align, and leverage a dedicated product management team.
OpenView recently surveyed an array of expansion-stage CEOs and board members to find out what it takes to create a value-adding board. The results are presented in this board of directors infographic, offering real insight into what makes high-performing boards tick.
Your company may be years away from even considering an IPO, so pre-IPO checklists do them little good. That said, it never hurts to prepare. Here is a pre-pre-IPO checklist to ensure you’re heading in the right direction.
SaaS market size matters, but optimizing sales and marketing efficiencies in pursuit of the most capital efficient CAC economics often comes down to starting off highly focused and specialized.
As companies grow from the startup to the expansion stage, founding CEOs are faced with three potential paths.
The ability to run effective board meetings is among the greatest factors that will determine the success or failure of a board of directors.