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Blog of David Skok, Matrix Partners

Blog of David Skok, Matrix Partners
ForEntrepreneurs listed as Number 2 in Forbe’s list of 100 Best Web Sites for Entrepreneurs. For Entrepreneurs is a blog for startups and entrepreneurs, written by David Skok, a five time serial entrepreneur turned VC (now at Matrix. Partners). It aims to address the key issues they will face in getting started, getting funded, and building a successful company. Although applicable to most startups, there is strong focus on SaaS businesses, and building a sales and marketing machine. New to this site?

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The Foundation - Start A Software Business FREE Video Course With Step-By-Step Examples Of How 10 Different People Took 10 Different Paths To Business Success And Freedom You are Worthy Of Having All The Success You Want In The World. You might be telling yourself it’s because you have no money, no experience and no idea. But the truth is that fear, doubt and overwhelm are what keep you oppressed and stuck in your current situation. SaaS Metrics 2.0 - Detailed Definitions Intro This page is a supplement to the the SaaS Metrics 2.0 blog post. It provides detailed definitions for each of the key metrics used in that post. Calculating LTV and CAC for a SaaS startup

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19 Entrepreneur Blogs That Will Change Your Life Posted by John Paul Aguiar in Entrepreneurs Entrepreneur Blogs To Succeed With As a blogger today you have to build your blog like a business if you want to have real long term success. So that will make you an entrepreneur, a blogging entrepreneur It doesn’t matter what type of entrepreneur you are, we all need places we can go to get great info, resources and support on our entrepreneurial journey. I wanted to share the entrepreneur blogs that I visit regularly to keep me learning, motivated and moving forward.

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Building a Strong Product Culture by @blossom_io Last Thursday night I was fortunate enough to see Marty Cagan of the Silicon Valley Product Group speak at an event just around the corner from Atlassian in SOMA. I thoroughly enjoyed reading his book - Inspired: How To Create Products Customers Love - so seeing him speak was great! On Thursday Marty spoke about the importance of building a strong product culture within a company. He explains that a strong product culture is one where the company is constantly developing and delivering new revenue streams. Marty went on to describe a number of areas that strong product cultures excel at, I thought of these as similar to design patterns - ie, formalised best practices that you should implement in your organisation.

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