Raika Technologies is proud to present this episode of The Raika Show, where we are discussing when (and whether) you should think about scaling your software project. It's our personal public service announcement, just for all you developers out there.Read More
Acronyms are amazing little creatures with the power to communicate complex ideas quickly and simply. That is, of course, if you actually know what the acronym means.Read More
I'm sure you've read the same types of stories I have: Startup ABC raises hundreds of millions in venture capital and is called a "unicorn", successful beyond the wildest dreams of the original founders. And in order to be called successful, these unicorns must have profit, right?Read More
In honor of the SATs and ACTs that are being taken this summer by terrified and overwhelmed high school seniors everywhere, I give you an analogy to help you understand your real role as the entrepreneur and ideator in your startup.Read More
Metadata. Blockchain. Bitcoin. Throughout software and technology there are words that "smart people" use when talking about various things, or when investing in companies. We think these words don't really mean what everyone thinks they mean (or is *supposed* to think they mean). More likely, someone needs his or her ego pumped and so they use a big, obfuscating word.
We are the demystifiers!Read More
In tech, you will many times hear the phrase "Fail fast. Fail often."
WHAT?? I don't WANT to FAIL, I want to succeed!!Read More
Everyone like money. Duckets. Moolah. Do-re-mi. So how do you turn your web or mobile app project and monetize to rake in the coinage? This week we are exploring the various monetization options, discussing pros, cons and our opinions. Cha-ching!Read More
It's almost impossible to do business of any kind without consulting an attorney, but when is the right time for an entrepreneur to get one? And what kind of attorney is right for you?Read More
If you're like most entrepreneurs with a great technology idea, you'll be tempted to skip all the planning and validation stuff and jump straight into building your product.
RESIST THE URGE.Read More
Raika Technologies is proud to present this episode of The Raika Show, where we are looking at anti-patterns that prevail in web and mobile app design.
Anti-patterns refer to mechanisms or design elements that are designed to increase engagement and user experience, but mostly end up detracting and creating frustrating interactions. We talk about the what and posit the why.Read More
"Content is king." You hear it all the time. All. The. Time. But what does it really mean?Read More
Often in pitches or investor presentations, I’m hearing about the awards people have won for their idea, or they are talking only about their vision.
As I’ve said before, execution is everything. And only people can execute! Your team, your people, they are THE absolute most important part of your idea or your business. Without them, you’d be nowhere having your grand vision on your own.
Honor your people, and don’t skip talking about them when you talk about your startup.
No treble.Read More
The 2019 Apple WWDC showed off a bunch of new innovation from the tech giant. One of our favorites was “Find My iPhone”.Read More
What is a startup-er to do when things go awry? Run for the hills? Shut the whole thing down? Shred one's towel and throw oneself into the abyss?Read More
Agile is designed to adapt to change extremely well. So why is it that teams never seem to be able to do just that, even when implementing Agile? Why is Agile never agile?Read More