I am putting together this as an analytical reference for multiple reasons. For one, it is a pity to see so many founders and investors do the post mortem on their own projects and companies, one for which they all had higher aspirations. This is possibly why we should have a semblance of their stories but more importantly we should at least know some lines which we draw when we setup a new business.
The stage at which a startup stands during the first year is a precarious one. A bit of overdoing here and there and the entire lever can topple or simply collapse. This is exactly why your initial stages are often the most trying and challenging because all the goals that you setup for your business get called out here. From a managerial perspective, it can be a nightmare which is also why it does well to read insights from people who have already gone and done similar things in the market. So let’s start off this list now.