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Startups: How to Communicate Traction to Investors
Why Didn't Tumblr Turn Out More Like Twitter?
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Out of the picture: why the world's best photo startup Everpix is going out of business | The Verge
Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups, by Aileen Lee, TechCrunch
A VC: The Startup Curve
Evernote almost died in 2008. A user saved them.
Grow the user base, and increase value to our users. ~Reid Hoffman
What I Wish I Knew Before Pitching LinkedIn to VCs, by Reid Hoffman
How Tinder Solved Online Dating for Women
There’s a .00006% Chance of Building a Billion Dollar Company: How This Man Did It
Why Tumblr Sold: It was a "big game of chicken" that was "literally months from bankruptcy" -- New York Magazine
How to hire - Sam Altman
Pricing Your Product, by Sequoia on The Grove -- includes Evernote and Michael Dearing quotes
Best startup pitch decks:
Drew Houston’s morph from hacker to hyper-growth CEO
Keith Rabois: "Don't conflate growth with growth hacking"
Wanelo started in 2010. It took them till mid-2012 to get funding.
Strangling innovation: Tesla versus “rent seekers” | VentureBeat
Accelerators speed up success and failure. ~mystartuphas30daystolive.tumblr.com
GitHub Got Silly Rich. Next Step: 'Make More Awesome' - Businessweek
Vox Media: The Company That Did Beautiful Longform Storytelling Before ‘Snow Fall’ « 10,000 Words
10 Million Users Is Not The New 1 Million, by Alyson Shontell in August 2012
The three risks startups face, by Christopher Lochhead, PandoDaily
Startup Advice - Sam Altman
A VC: Revenue Traction Doesn't Mean Product Market Fit
A VC: Product > Strategy > Business Model
The Number 1 Reason Startups Fail
Startup Pitch Slide Decks that got funded: Dwolla, Foursquare, Airbnb, Buffer
The Instagram Origin Story
What a stupid idea, by Dustin Curtis
How do you avoid hiring the wrong people for your start up? - Quora
Ben Horowitz has some of the best advice I've ever read on engineers Hiring Sales People:
Lessons Learned from Bill Gross' 35 IPOs/Exits and 40 Failures
O' Lucky Day in the Race for First Round VC Funding
Have fun. The game is a lot more enjoyable when you're trying to do more than just make money. ~Tony Hsieh
Pick a good market. ~ @caterina
From Selling Scoops Of Ice Cream To Founding ZeroCater | TechCrunch
The pmarca Guide to Startups, Part 6: How much funding is too little? Too much? - pmarca *ARCHIVE*
The Surest Way To Build A Billion-Dollar Consumer Internet Company, by James Slavet of Greylock
The Pmarca Guide to Startups, part 5: The Moby Dick theory of big companies - pmarca *ARCHIVE*
The pmarca Guide to Startups, Part 4: The Only Thing That Matters - pmarca *ARCHIVE*
The pmarca Guide to Startups, Part 1: Why Not To Do a Startup - pmarca *ARCHIVE*
The “I-just-got-bought-by-a-big-company” survival guide // Scott Weiss
Keith Rabois on the role of a COO and how to hire
Engineers with too many perks and too much pay are Silicon Valley's well-fed farm animals. Having it too good makes them less resourceful.
The truth about venture capitalists, Part 1 - pmarca *ARCHIVE*
Luck and the entrepreneur, part 1: The four kinds of luck - pmarca *ARCHIVE*
How to hire the best people you've ever worked with - pmarca *ARCHIVE*
The Only Two Ways to Build a $100 million Startup.
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