Startups, your execution is more valuable than your idea.
Startups place too much importance on the IDEA, and too little importance on the EXECUTION of the idea.
This is my observation as a recruiter who works for early-stage startup leaders.
Startup leaders often fall in love with their idea. They ask me to sign an NDA before they can even share their idea with me. I sign the NDA, but it really doesn’t matter. The IDEA doesn’t matter. In fact, they could email their idea to all the Big Orthos and nothing would happen.
It’s the EXECUTION that matters. Potential acquirers will only take notice when a startup is executing well. Acquirers give strong valuations for great execution, not great ideas.