Context & Inspiration

I was inspired last month by RStudio::conf (2019) to start publishing some of the fun R work I have been doing. About a year ago a good friend of mine, , turned me on to package. This package allows you to easily turn your…


My cofounders and I raised $2.5M for our seed round funding last year. We have collectively given numerous presentations on this topic and also acknowledge that this process is continuously evolving. As entrepreneurs, we are very opinionated and these are my personal beliefs about Do’s and Don’ts of fundraising.

Happy to have a discussion around this, use the comments section below for Q&A.

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My cofounders and I raised $2.5M for our seed round funding last year. We have collectively given numerous presentations on this topic and also acknowledge that this process is continuously evolving. As entrepreneurs, we are very opinionated and these are my personal beliefs about Do’s and Don’ts of fundraising.

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TL;DR

While reviewing last year’s activities, I built this tool to look at how much time I spent in meetings vs. working. It surfaced interesting insights on who I met and how often.

After building it, I also wanted to make it available for others to use…


It was six months ago that I about my first day as a startup founder. A lot has changed since then: the idea we picked has evolved, the original team has changed and the city I call home is now Santa Monica.

The good news is we have a…


I apologize in advance that this post might be slightly technical.

As organizations grow, executives start relying on data from several sources to make decisions. Organizations with a growing gap between desired and actual results can use control system theory to better manage and predict results using their existing data…


The smallest of launches, weekly founder chats and lots of learning

Smallest of launches

One week and three days after leaving my day job, our team has finally launched a very very small beta product to test out our idea. We have launched it to no more than 60 people at this time, mostly our close friends and family, to iron out the kinks…


Over the last few months me and my co-founders have been spending a lot of time finding and validating ideas. Truth is there is no easy way to find good ideas, and it is likely that this will continue to be an ambiguous problem. …


11 years after graduating from my undergrad I have finally decided to take the path less taken. Yesterday was the last day of my dream job at Facebook. The last day felt pretty sad because I have made so many great friends and knowing that I was no longer going…


Consider the following questions:

BAD: How many customers churned (went dormant) last month?

GOOD: What percentage of our customers are expected to churn in the next few months and why?

BETTER: What short term impact can we have on our business by reducing customer churn and what options do we…

Emad Hasan

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