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Corporate Development 101: What Every Startup Should Know

This was orginally posted at OnStartups What the heck is corporate development and why should I care? Back in the first wave of the Internet, I was part of the team at BEA Systems that built up in-house corporate development.  Our charter was simple: add significant market cap value through acquisitions, investments, and partnerships.   Specifically our…


How Much Should A Startup Founder/CEO Pay Herself?

This post originally appeared on Dharmesh Shah’s wonderful blog – OnStartups Back in 2008, Peter Thiel did an interview at TechCrunch50 in which he said one of the most important things he looks at before investing is how much the CEO is getting paid. The lower the CEO salary, the more likely…