Category: Venture Capital

A Crucial Negotiating Lesson from the U.S.-China Standoff 0

A Crucial Negotiating Lesson from the U.S.-China Standoff

In our unquestionably global economy, companies are increasingly sourcing materials and products from international suppliers, and investors are looking overseas for growth opportunities. But building the relationships and establishing the contracts that enable global...

How Big Corporations Are Becoming Startup Accelerators 0

How Big Corporations Are Becoming Startup Accelerators

Often we think of startups and mature corporations as potential competitors and adversaries. Whether it’s Amazon disrupting retail or Uber upending the taxi industry, we’ve come to think of startups as major threats to...

Graphite Consultants by the Numbers 0

Graphite Consultants by the Numbers

At Graphite, we’ve built one of the world’s largest networks for hiring independent consultants and top-tier business professionals. Through our online platform, corporations, startups, venture capital and private equity firms can hire talented consultants with...

VC Advice: What to Do When Founders Go Too Far 0

VC Advice: What to Do When Founders Go Too Far

In a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, Steve Blank, a startup veteran and lecturer at Stanford and UC Berkeley, offers an enlightening take on what to do when startup founders go too...

Key Lessons from 2017’s Biggest Startup Failures 0

Key Lessons from 2017’s Biggest Startup Failures

As TechCrunch recently highlighted, 2017 has been a year of major startup failures. There have been 10 high-profile failures involving a total of over $1.36 billion in raised capital. The meltdowns span an array...

Graphite Success Stories: How Leading Firms Leverage Top Business Talent 0

Graphite Success Stories: How Leading Firms Leverage Top Business Talent

Over the past few years, Graphite has become the leading online marketplace for top-tier business talent with big-firm consulting experience and specialized knowledge in finance, strategy, marketing and IT. There is a wealth of potential...

When and Where to Hire an Accounting Consultant 0

When and Where to Hire an Accounting Consultant

Many small businesses and startups reach a point where hiring expert accounting help is needed. But even in a large corporation or venture capital or private equity firm, additional accounting expertise might be needed...

Why Social Diversity Is Better for Business and Your Bottom Line 0

Why Social Diversity Is Better for Business and Your Bottom Line

When it comes to building teams and finding the right talent to lead your business, most of us understand the value of bringing together people with diverse individual expertise. For example, if you’re going...

The Quick Guide to Hiring an Interim CFO 0

The Quick Guide to Hiring an Interim CFO

Whether you’re facing a pressing need or planning for the future, it pays to know the potential value of hiring an interim CFO. An interim or temporary CFO is an important strategic consideration in...

Try Before You Buy Options at Graphite 0

Try Before You Buy Options at Graphite

As operators of an on-demand professional hiring platform that’s now been around for several years, we’ve seen a lot of evolution in our still-fledgling industry. This evolution is making hiring for any type of role –...