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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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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 […]
About 2 years ago, Intuit Founder Scott Cook came to NFX to meet with James Currier to discuss their shared interest in network effects. It was one of the most compelling conversations James has had with anyone on the topic, and so we recently visited the Intuit HQ in Mountain View, CA to continue the […]
The tech world, especially startups, have enjoyed a bull run in the last decade with record highs across the board. After all, some of the biggest tech companies in the world have breached the trillion-dollar market capitalization in the last few years (Apple, Microsoft, and Alphabet). However, with COVID-19 and oil wars escalating, the markets […]
See a doctor when and how you need to.Appointments are covered by MSP in BC and by extended health in most other provinces. Skip the waiting room!No wait times here!Follow these easy steps: Book an Appointment with a Doctor That’s right, no waiting! WELL Health VirtualClinic+ allows you to quickly book an appointment online to […]
Consider the benefits and challenges of disruptive capital-raising technology. Advances in technology have both systematized and democratized consumers’ and business’ access to capital. In this course, you will explore the ways in which technology has transformed access to consumer credit and access to seed capital for business projects. You will examine disruptive technologies in credit […]
Jason Fried, co-founder & CEO of Basecamp, joins us to talk about leading business teams in a way that supports the Lean Startup practice – collaborative, productive, efficient. CONNECT WITH US Web: https://leanstartup.co Twitter: https://twitter.com/leanstartup LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lean-startup-co- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeanStartupCompany/ SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/LeanStartupConf Full Video Content: https://leanstartup.co/video-bundles/ ABOUT LEAN STARTUP CO. We provide year-round education through Lean […]
You think you’re reading an essay. You’re not. You’re moving through a funnel. This shouldn’t surprise you. You’ve been moving through funnels all day. This funnel is a pretty simple one. You ended up on Medium somehow, you got to this essay, you’ve read this far. Those are all steps on this funnel, it looks […]
“Winter is coming.” This is the one blog post that I hope I’m completely wrong about. With the Covid-19 virus a worldwide pandemic, if you’re leading any startup or small business, you have to be asking yourself, “What’s Plan B? And what’s in my lifeboat?” Here are a few thoughts about operating in uncertainty in […]
I write frequently about Jobs to be Done — a theory that describes how consumers buy products to solve various jobs they’re trying to get done in their lives. I advocate for developing a rich understanding of consumers that allows companies to build successful products and market them in the right way. Yet entrepreneurs, marketers, product managers, […]
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 […]
I don’t own an Apple Watch. I do have a Fitbit. But the Apple Watch 4 announcement intrigued me in a way no other product has since the original IPhone. This wasn’t just another product announcement from Apple. It heralded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) entrance into the 21st century. It is a harbinger of […]
It’s time to figure out the minimum of what’s needed to keep your company alive — and what needs to be left behind With the Covid-19 virus now a worldwide pandemic, if you’re leading any startup or small business you have to be asking yourself, “What’s Plan B? And what’s in my lifeboat?” Here are a few […]
The VC & Founder Sentiment Survey is an ongoing initiative to track how early-stage Investors and Founders are reacting to the COVID-19 crisis. The goal is to provide a reference point to the community in the midst of one of the most unpredictable climates we’ve seen. 286 Seed & Series A Founders & 114 VCs […]
Steve Blank, Columbia University Senior Fellow for Entrepreneurship and Columbia Business School Lecturer in Business, on failure: "Anybody who tells you that failure's good and it's fine to fail, obviously has never done it." Read more: http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/articles/ideas-work/failure-sucks
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 […]
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 […]
Product-market fit is a prerequisite for sustainable growth. There’s no point in pushing a product which brings no real sustainable value to customers. Founders are often misled by good acquisition numbers into thinking they’ve found product-market fit (PMF). But just because people are signing up for your product or downloading your app at a low acquisition […]
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I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the impact the coronavirus will have on startups and angel investors, so I thought I would tackle the issue head-on in this essay.  Giant disclaimer up top that (obviously) everyone’s safety and well-being is the most important thing right now. Full stop. However, everyone knows that the […]

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