I just folded my last venture and looking to start again fresh. What do you think is a better approach when assessing ideas/opportunities to pursue: top down (pickingg a market/industry and finding the gaps) or bottom up (finding a problem and then working your way up)?

I like @ev’s rules – especially rule #6 and #11. 

I would also make sure you take a bit of time off in between startups to catch your breath and find perspective. Shutting down a company is an intense process. 

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