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What Startups Are Really Like

October 2009 (This essay is derived from a talk at the 2009 Startup School.) I wasn't sure what to talk about at Startup School, so I decided to ask the founders of the startups we'd funded. What Startups Are Really Like
Business 2.0: What a VC wants to see in you - Jun. 5, 2006 Business 2.0: What a VC wants to see in you - Jun. 5, 2006 Here is how you too can woo even the fussiest venture capitalists. SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - Most venture capitalists will tell you that they invest in people, not business plans. They like experienced entrepreneurs they've worked with before.
October 2006 In the Q & A period after a recent talk, someone asked what made startups fail. After standing there gaping for a few seconds I realized this was kind of a trick question. It's equivalent to asking how to make a startup succeed—if you avoid every cause of failure, you succeed—and that's too big a question to answer on the fly. Afterwards I realized it could be helpful to look at the problem from this direction. If you have a list of all the things you shouldn't do, you can turn that into a recipe for succeeding just by negating. The 18 Mistakes That Kill Startups

The 18 Mistakes That Kill Startups

On Startups by Dharmesh Shah

On Startups by Dharmesh Shah Corporate Development 101: What Every Startup Should Know The following is a guest post by Chris Sheehan. Chris is COO of TrueLens, an early stage startup in the social marketing space. He is also a board member, advisor and investor in many Boston and NYC startups.
Amazon start selling the paperback edition of my latest book, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur. APE explains how to publish a book by breaking the process down into three stages: Author explains how to write a book. Publisher explains how to produce both ebooks and printed books.Entrepreneur explains how to market and sell your book with an emphasis on social media. You can order APE here: How to Change the World How to Change the World
The Resource for Entrepreneurs. TheFunded.com Discussion Posted by Anonymous on 2014-01-15 TheFunded.com Terms

The Resource for Entrepreneurs.

Y Combinator: Startup Library

Startup Library By Us How to Start a Startup. Build something users love, and spend less than you make. Y Combinator: Startup Library
The Hardest Lessons for Startups to Learn The Hardest Lessons for Startups to Learn April 2006 (This essay is derived from a talk at the 2006 Startup School.) The startups we've funded so far are pretty quick, but they seem quicker to learn some lessons than others. I think it's because some things about startups are kind of counterintuitive. We've now invested in enough companies that I've learned a trick for determining which points are the counterintuitive ones: they're the ones I have to keep repeating.
Now is the time to start hiring the staff that can help you perfect your company's product. If a prototype is the first manifestation of your big idea, the beta transforms it into a product you might actually sell. The focus here is on usability and design. Phase three: Develop the beta product - May. 24, 2006 Phase three: Develop the beta product - May. 24, 2006
36 Startup Tips: From Software Engineering to PR and More! 36 Startup Tips: From Software Engineering to PR and More! This is a collection of startup tips covering software engineering, infrastructure, PR, conferences, legal and finance. They describe best practices for an early-stage startup. We hope that you will find these tips useful, but also please remember that they are based on subjective experiences and not all of them will be applicable to your company. These tips originally appeared as separate posts on the BlueBlog, the blog of AdaptiveBlue. [Ed: Alex Iskold is founder and CEO of AdaptiveBlue, as well as being a feature writer for RWW.]
Writing a Business Plan At Sequoia we like business plans that present a lot of information in as few words as possible. The following business plan format, within 15–20 slides, is all that’s needed... read We like business plans that present a lot of information in as few words as possible. The following business plan format, within 15–20 slides, is all that’s needed.

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New technologies are creating new business opportunities, and radically reducing costs for startups. Still, success is as difficult as ever. SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - It's the spring of 2006, and the sweet scent of entrepreneurship is in the air. Growing numbers of Americans are pursuing their startup dreams. Business 2.0: For entrepreneurs, now is the time - May. 24, 2006

Y Combinator: Startup Ideas We'd Like to Fund

Startup Ideas We'd Like to Fund Paul Graham July 2008 When we read Y Combinator applications there are always ideas we're hoping to see. In the past we've never said publicly what they are. If we say we're looking for x, we'll get applications proposing x, certainly.
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