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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 […]
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 […]
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 — […]
A lot of MVP failures have nothing to do with the viability of the core product itself. In fact, in over 20 years of building, delivering, and studying both successful and failed products, these are the most common mistakes that I’ve seen ultimately doom an MVP: The company can’t onboard customers properly or quickly.The user […]
Lots of writers want to learn how to write more or faster. And while those may be admirable and sensible goals, outlining can help you to find the gold nuggets faster and to leave the dusty old bricks behind. I just planned to write a completely different story which you will never read. I abandoned […]
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/.
Startup Grind Global Conference 2019 About the session: A Fireside chat with Steve Blank, Author of The Four Steps to Epiphany, who talks about How to Keep Your Job as Your Company Grows. Interviewed by JD Schramm, Lecturer at Stanford University. About the speakers: Entrepreneur-turned-educator, Steve Blank is the Father of Modern Entrepreneurship. Credited with […]
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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 […]
If you haven’t gotten a new car in a while you may not have noticed that the future of the dashboard looks like this: That’s it. A single screen replacing all the dashboard gauges, knobs and switches. But behind that screen is an increasing level of automation that hides a ton of complexity. At times […]
TaskRabbit invented the gig-economy in 2008 with a marketplace that matches freelance labor with local demand for everyday tasks. Stacy Brown-Philpot became CEO of TaskRabbit In 2016 and led the successful acquisition of TaskRabbit by the IKEA Group. During her tenure, TaskRabbit has expanded its presence into 45 markets across the United States, the United […]
For a while, we’ve been hearing that remote work is the trend of the future. However, in 2020 there are enough people working across different offices, satellite hubs, coworking spaces, cafes, home offices, and backyard sheds on a given day that it’s clear: “remote work” describes the way so many of us are already working every […]
In Traction(the book), we have a chapter on each of the 19 customer acquisition channels you can use to get traction, along with 5 key introductory chapters explaining how to find the 1 traction channel that will lead to explosive growth for your business. Here we have enumerated all 19 traction channels and some of the people we […]
Read this if you want to raise money in 2020. So many people have asked me in the past few days that I want to insert this as a Friday extra in my resiliency series. Raising money is going to be hard. Really hard. Not impossible though, so if you are going to try here's […]
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 […]
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 […]
Most of the discussions around “Founder-Market Fit” tend to focus on the more tangible concept of industry expertise. In my years as a Founder and investor, I’ve found that there’s a lot more to it. We see four dimensions that contribute to Founder-Market Fit: ObsessionFounder StoryPersonalityExperience‍ Let’s break it down.
Stories about humble beginnings have become legendary in tech. A couple of geniuses, a garage and an ambitious vision: all it takes to kick-start a digital revolution. Do you really think this is how most people do it? Face it, we are not all destined to change the face of tech. Or maybe we are; but […]

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