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Network effects have been responsible for 70% of all the value created in technology since 1994. Founders who deeply understand how they work will be better positioned to build category-defining companies. This reference for Founders will be continually updated and includes a comprehensive collection of terms and insights related to network effects all in one place. […]

Guest blogging is a useful tactic to get your content published and build yourself a name in the digital marketing industry. But before pitching anything to a blog editor, you need to know exactly what kind of content they are after. That’s guest blogging 101. Their areas of interest and their editorial standards will help […]

If you're not plugged in to the right social circles, you're locked out of tribal knowledge on tech compensation and it’s a huge disadvantage. Win $50,000+ just by asking the right way. Learn to speak the language of tech compensation. Understand tech compensation — use levels & equity to your advantage.Figure out your worth — use the right […]

In a downturn, the wise Founder will know the first action needed is a pivot of the mind. The CEO’s psychology is the greatest point of leverage in a company’s success or failure. Leading my own VC-backed tech startups successfully through the 2000 and 2008 downturns, I’ve noted how great Founders shift their mindsets and psychology during […]

Maybe you've already experienced working from home. 43% of Americans say they spend the occasional day 'WFH'. However only 5.2% of you do it full time, and as anyone in that position will tell you, it's a whole different ball game. It ain't easy — remote isn't an excuse to slack offWriting > Talking — good communication etiquette to adoptMaking friends — what […]

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NVCA is closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and is working diligently to address the VC industry’s needs and provide resources that aim to help firms and portfolio companies during this challenging time. This webpage provides important information and resources to venture-backed companies about the federal response to COVID-19, including tax credits, loan […]
SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/StartupGrind STARTUP GRIND GLOBAL: https://www.startupgrind.com/conference There are few people whose impact on entrepreneurs and business in general you hear about as frequently as Clayton Christensen. Clay’s body of work includes co-founding a publicly traded company, being a Rhodes Scholar, writing one of the most influential business books of our generation, fighting cancer and a […]
“Hi Brett, it’s Steve. I know it’s been a while since we spoke, but I’d love to catch up with you to bring you up to speed on what we’re doing.” Then the voice message ended. “Well, Steve is persistent,” I said to myself, shaking my head. Steve was an entrepreneur I’d been introduced to […]
As Founders ourselves, we started 10 venture-backed companies that exited for over $10 Billion. During that time as Founders and now as VCs, we’ve seen 16 counterintuitive lessons in pitching VCs that increase your odds of success. Today we’re sharing them for the benefit of the entire founder community. Create your Company Brief - www.thecompanybrief.com […]
Have you ever wanted to make an explainer video? You know, one of those animated videos that explains what your product or service does and why people ought to buy it? You see them everywhere… and companies are using them to explain what their product or service is in hopes that it will boost their […]
Welcome to my YouTube Channel Video clips explaining Customer Development, the Lean Startup and the Secret History of Silicon Valley My blog: https://steveblank.com My Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/sgblank
1-Page PDF Summary: http://productivitygame.com/upgrade-lean-startup Book Link: http://amzn.to/2oR3Ihq FREE Audiobook Trial: http://amzn.to/2ypaVsP Exploding Kittens Kickstarter Link: http://kck.st/1J9004t Animated core message from Eric Ries's book 'The Lean Startup'. For more animated videos and productivity articles visit http://www.productivitygame.com. Follow me on twitter @nlozeron Animating software: http://www.sparkol.com?aid=1075364 (affiliate link) This video is a Lozeron Academy Inc. production.
Which startup sectors are most affected by coronavirus? Roger Lee is maintaining Layoffs.fyi, which is a table of all the startups who have unfortunately cut staff. On the brighter side, it is a resource for startups looking to hire as they grow. Over the weekend, I analyzed Roger’s data to answer this question. First, let’s look […]
Every stage of funding for a startup requires a different set of metrics and milestones Every year I teach classrooms full of students about business. These students end up leaving my classes understanding the basics of how to search for product/market fit — and thinking their next goal is to “get funded.” That’s a mistake […]
Maybe you've already experienced working from home. 43% of Americans say they spend the occasional day 'WFH'. However only 5.2% of you do it full time, and as anyone in that position will tell you, it's a whole different ball game. It ain't easy — remote isn't an excuse to slack offWriting > Talking — good communication etiquette to adoptMaking friends — what […]
YC Partner Adora Cheung covers the importance of defining and tracking KPIs to understand how effectively your startup is reaching your goals. You can find the lecture slides and transcript here: https://www.startupschool.org/videos/64 It's not too late to sign up! Register now through August 4th at https://www.startupschool.org/.
How to grow as a UI designer the quick (but not the easy) way. Design is hard work. There are a couple of factors that influence how good you are at UI design: experience — or the sheer number of designs you completed — being the most important one. You can’t go around this — […]
I just had a coffee with Mei and Bill, two passionate students who are on fire about their new startup idea. It’s past the “napkin-sketch” stage with a rough minimum viable product and about 100 users. I thought they had a great insight about an application space others had previously tried to crack. But they […]
‍In September 2019, the company I co-founded, Incredible Health, announced a $15 million Series A round led by A16z. We’d first received seed funding from NFX, and we sought them out because of their expertise in marketplaces and network effects. James Currier introduced us to James Joaquin of Obvious Ventures who led our seed round, and when we […]
With fast help from our incredible network, we have compiled a list of COVID-19 resources available to women entrepreneurs including details on government relief programs, business opportunities, policy advice from experts, and upcoming webinars. We continue to work with government partners to share information as the situation evolves. This is the time for the women […]
Jeff Bezos explained his ambitious vision for Amazon in a 1999 interview. He made clear the company’s focus was on “great customer service” and discussed his real estate strategy. Bezos said, “There’s no guarantee that Amazon.com can be a successful company. What we’re trying to do is very complicated.” He added, “Scale is important to […]
It is so important to build an identity of yours in life. Likewise, if you are planning on a big venture or a business model, it is extremely important to build an identity that sells. It is essentially called a Brand. In this lecture, Gibson Biddle walks us through the evolution of big brands like […]
Adapted from Crisp's blog by Henrik Kniberg. Explaining his MVP drawing. This drawing shows up all over the place, in articles and presentations, even in a book (Jeff Patton’s “User Story Mapping” – an excellent read by the way). Many tell me the drawing really captures the essence of iterative & incremental development, lean startup, […]
How is the way that universities teach entrepreneurship evolving?Lean LaunchPad class developed for StanfordInnovation and entrepreneurship will become the liberal arts of the 21st centuryTeaching basic entrepreneurial appreciationMission-Driven EntrepreneurshipHacking for X classesEthics in entrepreneurshipHow has innovation in large corporations evolved over the last 10 years?Innovation theater in large corporations“I want to see what you look […]
In a downturn, the wise Founder will know the first action needed is a pivot of the mind. The CEO’s psychology is the greatest point of leverage in a company’s success or failure. Leading my own VC-backed tech startups successfully through the 2000 and 2008 downturns, I’ve noted how great Founders shift their mindsets and psychology during […]

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