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6 Skills Every Startup Team Needs

6 Skills Every Startup Team Needs | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
So many tech startups begin the same way: One founder, one dream and a plan to make it happen. Most businesses stay that way - there are many more solo entrepreneurs than business owners with employees.
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7 Growth Hack Examples You've Never Seen - For Web Apps

The interest in growth hacking is growing by the day. But there aren't many new examples of interesting growth hacks. If you're tired of the same ‘ole Paypal, …
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Great advice for entrepreneurs

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Things startups need to know if they want to raise capital from Sil...

I used this deck in a keynote at the Kima Ventures portfolio day, in Paris (France) on Dec 9, 2013. Kima has a very large portfolio of investments, mostly lo...
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Jeff Clavier is one of the top investors in Silicon Valley, so his advice is always a good read. In these slides, you have la crème de la crème to know what points you need to address to raise fund. 

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LinkedIn's Series B Pitch to Greylock: Pitch Advice for Entrepreneurs

LinkedIn's Series B Pitch to Greylock: Pitch Advice for Entrepreneurs | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
At Greylock, my partners and I are driven by one guiding mission: always help entrepreneurs. It doesn’t matter whether an entrepreneur is in our portfolio, whether we’re considering an investment, or whether we’re casually meeting for the first time.
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First time a pitchdeck like that anlayzed. Very, very interesting!

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How Funding Works - Splitting The Equity With Investors - Infographic

How Funding Works - Splitting The Equity With Investors - Infographic | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
This infographic shows how funding works for a hypothetical startup splitting equity with angel investors, venture capitalists and IPO.
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Platforms and Networks: Managing Startups: Best Posts of 2012

Platforms and Networks: Managing Startups: Best Posts of 2012 | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
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A great list of articles to read

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A List Of The Best Annual Tech Startup Events In Europe In 2013 | TechCrunch

A List Of The Best Annual Tech Startup Events In Europe In 2013 | TechCrunch | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
Back in July, we made an attempt at listing the best annual tech startup events in Europe, with some included from the Middle East and Africa. It was a 'first attempt' and as you can see, it's a complex patchwork of events.
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Who else than Mike Butcher from Techcrunch to curate such a nice list!

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Venture Capitalists Every Startup Should Know - Forbes

Venture Capitalists Every Startup Should Know - Forbes | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
As a co-founder of RockThePost, the leading crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs, I naturally advocate for startups to get funding via crowdfunding, as it provides several additional benefits that can prove very useful early on.
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US Investors worth checking.

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Entrepreneurshit. The Truth About Building Starutps

Entrepreneurshit The Real Story - Mark Suster Seedcon – November 2012

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Want to be successful? Be inconsistent

Want to be successful? Be inconsistent | Startup Advice | Scoop.it

Recently 37signals published an article titled Some advice from Jeff Bezos. This wasn’t your usual advice, and I found it interesting to read and how familiar it felt as I read each next line. The post was all about “changing your mind”. The way I would describe the overall theme, is “inconsistency”. Here’s the key part of the post, paraphrased : 

 

"People who are right a lot of the time, are people who often change their mind. Consistency of thought is not a particularly positive trait."

 

I find this fascinating, because one of the biggest challenges I’ve found as a founder for the last few years is the times when I change my mind, when have a realisation and I become inconsistent on a thought I previously had. This is amplified as your startup grows, because you have users, co-workers and stakeholders who you are in touch with who are there to witness and be affected by your inconsistency.

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Free Startup Docs: How Much Equity Should Advisors Get? | TechCrunch

Free Startup Docs: How Much Equity Should Advisors Get? | TechCrunch | Startup Advice | Scoop.it

The Founder Institute has developed a solution to this long-standing pain in the ass that all startups experience. After speaking with dozens of founders, mentors, advisors, and startup teams, the startup accelerator and network is publicly releasing what it calls the “Founder Advisor Standard Template” (FAST), a free document designed to provide founders and advisors with a simple legal framework to formalize their relationship without all the legal chaos.

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How To Choose Your Startup Idea | TechCrunch

How To Choose Your Startup Idea | TechCrunch | Startup Advice | Scoop.it

Here are some thoughts on how to choose an idea for your startup for those who can’t make it.

Investors always tell you to pursue big ideas, find your passion and iterate rapidly.That’s valuable advice, but there are some other important considerations that you don’t hear very often: tackle a small market, look for bizarre behavior, don’t make waves, and be unwilling to do anything else.

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Startup = Growth

"A startup is a company designed to grow fast. Being newly founded does not in itself make a company a startup. Nor is it necessary for a startup to work on technology, or take venture funding, or have some sort of "exit." The only essential thing is growth. Everything else we associate with startups follows from growth."

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7 Pearls Of Startup Wisdom From Investors and Innovators Who Matter

7 Pearls Of Startup Wisdom From Investors and Innovators Who Matter | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
From the art of the pitch to a smooth sale and everything in between, these seven tenets come straight from the annals of successful startups. ...
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Startup Metrics, a love story. All slides of an 6h Lean Analytics w...

Everything you need to know about Startup Product Metrics. This is a slideshare exclusive. The full 8hour workshop deck. #iCatapult Workshop - 2013-08-12 ...
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Definitely a must read and worth keeping not far as it is valuable for any kind of situation in the startup life. 

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Complete, thorough, everything you ever wanted to know about 'metrics'.

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The Best PR Advice You’ve Never Heard - from Facebook’s Head of Tech Communications

The Best PR Advice You’ve Never Heard - from Facebook’s Head of Tech Communications | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
“Imagine you’re sitting across from a reporter at lunch. You’re telling them what you do, your story, why they should care about your product. You have to convince this reporter to not only write about you, but that what you’re doing matters. That you’re going to be successful.”
This is Caryn Marooney, Head of Technology Communications for Facebook. But before that, she co-founded OutCast, the elite PR agency that worked with one-time startups Amazon, Salesforce.com, Netflix and VMware. She’s seen firsthand how hard it is for young companies to capture press attention when they have zero brand recognition and limited resources.
Most founders set out to create something iconic but don’t know where to start. At First Round’s recent CEO Summit, Marooney boiled down this massive challenge into an execution plan and guidelines for startups to craft an image that will resonate with the public and the press, launch on a strong note, and build momentum as they grow — regardless of size and resources.
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This is clearly a very good article on how to manage PR for your startup. 

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Power of the Startup Culture - Small or Big Organization

Power of the Startup Culture - Small or Big Organization | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
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Interesting list. Nothing really new, but a good recap what defines the startup culture. 

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 12, 2013 2:37 PM

Great article, lots to learn if you're new in the Startup arena.


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Jose Gonzalez's curator insight, July 15, 2013 4:33 PM

Very true and my world & life as well !

Thanks

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, July 22, 2013 5:33 PM

Film crew as startup?

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5 tips for startup founders from startup founders

5 tips for startup founders from startup founders | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
Co-founders of several tech startups have some words of wisdom to share with wannabe founders. Some might surprise you.
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Some interesting ones in there.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 12, 2013 2:41 PM

Here's some good advice from real people running real Startups.


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10 Guiding Principles for Start-ups

10 Guiding Principles for Start-ups | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
To build the most successful small business in the world, it takes 10 key principles.
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Recruiting Developers? Create An Awesome Candidate Experience

Recruiting Developers? Create An Awesome Candidate Experience | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
Tips on designing a great Candidate Experience (CX) so that you can attract more great developers.
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Developpers are looking for a technical challenge above all.

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Be sure to create the best environement and experience to hire best developers
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What The Heck Does “Traction” Really Mean To A VC?

What The Heck Does “Traction” Really Mean To A VC? | Startup Advice | Scoop.it

Nearly every entrepreneur has heard the refrain, "Get back to me when you have some traction,” while seeking funding. From an unsophisticated investor, this response might be a non-confrontational way of saying "No." However, when uttered by most Venture Capitalists (VCs) it conveys a desire to obtain validation of your venture's value proposition from dispassionate, objective third parties. In this context, your "value proposition" is defined as the utility you claim users will derive from your solution.

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And then there were a 100…

And then there were a 100… | Startup Advice | Scoop.it

In two prior blog posts, A SuperAngel’s Investment Guide and Angel Investing Secrets, I presented our investment philosophy and many of our lessons learned. However, crossing this milestone is a great time to take stock on how things have played out and describe the adjustments we made in the past 18 months.

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What Goes Wrong

What Goes Wrong | Startup Advice | Scoop.it

We all know that a lot of smart and talented people start startups. You see huge numbers of startups getting started, and yet there are actually only a handful of startups that are big successes. What happens along the way that causes such failure?

It's like there's a tunnel full of monsters that kill them along the way. I'm going to tell you what these monsters are so you know to avoid them.

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Zuck’s Advice To Startups: Explore Before You Commit, Listen, Build Something Fundamental, Don’t Copy | TechCrunch

Zuck’s Advice To Startups: Explore Before You Commit, Listen, Build Something Fundamental, Don’t Copy | TechCrunch | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
Facebook didn't guess that users wanted to share photos. It learned it, Mark Zuckerberg explained in his talk at Y Combinator Startup School.
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Entrepreneurship: Risks You Need to Consider (Infographic)

Entrepreneurship: Risks You Need to Consider (Infographic) | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
Here is a look at some of the struggles that a successful small business owner faces.
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Dave Phillipson's comment, October 15, 2012 10:18 PM
Thanks... Good stuff!
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre Entrepreneurs | TechCrunch

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre Entrepreneurs | TechCrunch | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
[Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written ten books.
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