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Why You Need A Product And Tech Partner

Developing commercially viable products in startup and corporate settings can be difficult. Up to 75% of venture-backed startups fail. Throw in those that didn’t get funding and the failure rate is even higher. It’s harder to get reliable data on…

The Marketplace Blueprint: The Secret to Building a Good Marketplace

In this article, we start to explore marketplaces, and what makes a good one different from a bad one. It’s the first step in an ever-evolving optimisation. I’ve used my friend Paul and his marketplace to bring it all to…

Bring Your Startup Dreams to Life: 10 Tips to Get You Started

As MOHARA’s founder, I’ve gone on a rollercoaster journey from teacher to agency owner to startup venture partner.  And it’s taught me a lot about how to realise the right things in business. After partnering with more than 25 startups,…

Why You Should Start With Product Before Tech

Building a product can be hard. Especially trying to build one that will satisfy your users. As you read through this article, you’ll learn more about the product development process, and where technology fits into the equation. You’ll also have…

Reflections on a Tough Week

Just before Christmas, I was reflecting on a difficult few weeks. After working for 12 straight days, my team and I made it to the weekend, and the holiday period.  This challenging period got me thinking about how we help…

The Economist Says the Startup Model is in Trouble – We Agree

A recent article in The Economist argued that there is a problem with the business model used by many tech startups. The article pointed to four issues that could bring about future problems for so-called tech unicorns, namely: These companies…

MOHARA Investment Thesis

At MOHARA we have a venture side to the business where we partner with startups in return for equity. There are a set of ingredients we look for in startups we partner with. In this article, I’m going to break…

What Agile Really Means

At MOHARA we build products based on an agile mindset – in uncertain environments, this helps us produce supernormal results. When we start working with founders and heads of innovation they are often confused by the terms agile, scrum and…

Market Leakage

The fundamental role of a marketplace is to connect buyers and sellers. In general, you don’t place yourself into the value chain. It’s pretty much ‘Marketplaces 101’. If you are stepping between a buyer and seller in order to make…

MOHARA – Ventures

As we’ve touched on in previous posts, MOHARA began as a business that initially provided traditional website development for small and medium sized clients. As the business grew, our digital production offering transformed – we now service businesses of all…