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@bgmasters created an awesome series of blog posts covering his notes of Peter Thiel’s startup class CS183. Personally i try to read more on the kindle (in the park) and less in front of my laptop screen. Therefore i took the liberty to copy-paste them to word and convert them to a kindle-ready pdf. It’s a bit messy - i didn’t know word is SO… well let’s not talk about it. Startup Lessons. Learning the hard way.
[The latest Developer Economics report is now live - this is the third in the report series that set the standard for developer research and focuses on five main areas: The redefinition of mobile ecosystems, Developer segmentation, Revenues vs. costs in the mobile economy, App marketing and distribution and Regional supply vs. demand of apps. Developer Economics 2012 is available for free download at www.DeveloperEconomics.com, thanks to the sponsorship by BlueVia!] Here’s just a sample of the key insights and graphs from the report – download the full report for more! - The new pyramid of handset maker competition. In the new pyramid of handset maker competition, Apple leads innovators, Samsung leads fast-followers, ZTE leads assemblers and Nokia leads the feature phone market. Apple has seized almost three quarters of industry profits by delivering unique product experiences and tightly integrating hardware, software, services and design. [Report] Developer Economics 2012 – The new app economy | VisionMobile
Sharebar Last month Bidsketch had the biggest increase in revenue it’s ever had. Before that, the biggest increase in revenue came when FreshBooks emailed a million people and mentioned Bidsketch as a new integration. » What I Learned From Increasing My Prices ExtendsLogic
Nivi · February 11th, 2013 AngelList “corporate policy” is that team members should ask forgiveness, not permission. We would rather have someone do something wrong than ask permission to do it.
Yesterday I wrote a post about “growth hacking” and why I thought it was wrong that people were hating on the term unnecessarily. It’s worth a quick read. My argument is pretty simple. If you’re a technology startup you need to excel at product, of course. But being best-in-class at online marketing is also a sine qua non to standout from your peer group. The starting point of product IS marketing, which is what a lot of young entrepreneurs that never studied business don’t realize.
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How To Get Media Coverage For Your Startup: A Complete Guide The following is a guest post by Leo Widrich, co-founder of Buffer, a smarter way to post on Social Media. [Note: I'm an angel investor in Buffer and love what they're doing] The Complete Guide to Getting Press Coverage For Your Startup Whoa, this guide was long, long, long overdue. Over the past few months, a lot of people reached out for help on how to best get press for their startup.
In his book, “All Marketers are Liars Tell Stories”, Seth Godin defines a “worldview” as the set of rules, values, beliefs, and biases people bring to a situation. He offers a strategy of not trying to change a person’s worldview but rather framing your story in terms of their pre-existing worldview. This concept of worldviews also applies to startups which I’ll illustrate using the Lean Canvas. For those unfamiliar with a Lean Canvas, it is a one-page blueprint of the basic building blocks that define your startup or product. Different people – entrepreneurs, customers, investors, advisors, all see a startup differently. The Different Worldviews of a Startup
It’s been impossible to ignore the rise of the accelerator program over the last few years. And it’s no surprise that the idea of a low-investment bootcamp has become widely mimicked: after all, who wouldn’t want to ape Y Combinator, which has produced the likes of Reddit, Dropbox and Airbnb? The trend spread quickly to Europe, and now countries all across the continent are stuffed with short-run programs promising small investments and intensive mentoring to teams of young entrepreneurs. Last summer I counted more than 50, and it’s carried on rising all the time. So how do you keep track of them all? And what’s the difference between this program and that one? Startup Factories: a guide to Europe’s accelerators
Why apps needs a different kind of VC funding For past three years we have seen the emergence of a whole different kind of technology startup: the app startup. It leverages the cloud, standard protocols, open source software and most importantly runs off a platform owned by someone like Facebook. Apple or Amazon.