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Startup accelerators have rapidly increased in popularity ever since Y Combinator came into existence in 2005. Since then the “accelerator model” has come into its own, providing entrepreneurs with a wealth of expertise and access to capital that simply wasn’t available in the past.  A quick look at Seed-DB will attest to that. According to their […]

Being a software development agency that works with entrepreneurs to help them build their startups, our whole marketing strategy is focused on creating valuable resources to help them turn their visions into reality. Recently, our team was working on one of those resources – an article explaining the benefits entrepreneurs can gain from going through […]

In today’s business landscape, startups are notoriously hard to get off the ground – and the numbers back this up. High startup failure rate is the result of many factors, some structural, some circumstantial. No market need. Ran out of cash. Not the right team. A mistimed product. Poor marketing… The list goes on. Today’s article is […]

I’ve seen my fair share of entrepreneurial mistakes over the years. And not all of them had to do with building the right product or assembling the right team. Some of them have to do with, you guessed it, legal issues that could’ve easily been solved with the help of a startup lawyer. Just a few days […]

Many years ago, way before co-founding Altar.io, I quit my job in investment banking absolutely convinced I wanted to be an entrepreneur. So I set out to build my first startup, a social events marketplace. Like most first-time founders, I made some mistakes along the way. Well, maybe more than some. Including going to investors without […]

When you hit a roadblock on your entrepreneurial journey, it can often feel impossible to push through to the next milestone. And it’s a feeling all entrepreneurs face, myself included. While building my previous startup, Venga, hurdles came up, and I was often left feeling lost. I wish I’d had a sounding board. An experienced […]

The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world. This quote, famously coined by Steve Jobs, perfectly sums up the importance people play in your business. And, as a co-founder at Altar.io, I’m always looking for new processes to onboard the best talent […]

Becoming a successful entrepreneur is a question many of us will ask. In fact, it’s a question I recently came across on Quora: How do you know if you’re going to be a successful entrepreneur? Scrolling through the replies, one story caught my eye. It was from Hector Quintanilla, a brilliant startup expert and successful entrepreneur […]

At Altar.io we’ve built dozens of products over the years, working with entrepreneurs from all over the world. In other words, we know a thing or to about building an MVP successfully. Based on that experience, it’s absolutely clear to us that one of the key elements of success is taking the time to reason […]

“Startup advisors are crucial to the success of your business.” No matter the source, I’m sure you’ve heard or seen this statement before. And I agree with it. Before co-founding Altar.io I had my own startup. From experience, I know that onboarding the right startup advisors; who have experience, knowledge, expertise and a broad network is only going to […]