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How Startups Can Use Metrics to Drive Success

How Startups Can Use Metrics to Drive Success | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
You Manage What you Measure One of the things I discuss the most with the portfolio companies I’m involved with is that “you manage what you...
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13 Things You Must Do Every Week As A Startup CEO |

13 Things You Must Do Every Week As A Startup CEO Being the CEO of a startup is a hard and complex job.
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Startup Advice - Blog

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The best advice, guidance and best practices from around the web that you can act on for start ups, founders and entrepreneurs.
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Great Fundraising Slideshare by @rodrigo

Lecture at the Founder Institute, Paris, France 1 February 2011 http://founderinstitute.com (cc) BY NC SA, Rodrigo SEPÚ
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Should You Really Be A Startup Entrepreneur?

Should You Really Be A Startup Entrepreneur? | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster, a 2x entrepreneur who has gone to the Dark Side of VC. He started his first company in 1999 and was headquartered in London, leaving in 2005 and selling to a publicly traded French services company. He founded his second company in Palo Alto in 2005 and sold this company to Salesforce.com, becoming VP of Product Management. He joined GRP Partners in 2007 as a General Partner focusing on early-stage technology companies. Read more about Suster at Bothsidesofthetable and on Twitter at @msuster.
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Nine Startup Scaling Secrets from Eventbrite | Xconomy

Nine Startup Scaling Secrets from Eventbrite | Xconomy | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
On anyone's list of the fastest-growing and most interesting social-commerce startups in San Francisco/Silicon Valley, Eventbrite has to rank near the top.
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10 tips for entrepreneurs looking to build great teams - Fortune Finance

10 tips for entrepreneurs looking to build great teams - Fortune Finance | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
By Craig Driscoll, contributor

As the recruiting partner at venture capital firm Highland Capital Partners, I have the privilege of working with some truly remarkable young entrepreneurs. My expertise is in helping them build exceptional teams. While I don't have all the answers, I've seen enough to know what works and ...
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TheFunded.com: The Resource for Entrepreneurs.

TheFunded.com: The Resource for Entrepreneurs. | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
TheFunded.com allows entrepreneurs to research, rate, and review venture capital sources worldwide.
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Having a launched product is hard

Having a launched product is hard | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
Over the last 6 months, we have been learning what it means to support a launched product.

Some background: Rapportive launched in March 2010, and we joined Y Combinator for the Summer 2010 batch from June to August. Even though it was fantastic to have users and solid growth, it was actually a very frustrating time for us as a team.

We found the downside of having launched, namely that we ended up spending the entire 3 months of Y Combinator (and probably another month either side) doing the following:
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The Early Failures of Famous Entrepreneurs (And What They Learned) | Grasshopper Group

The Early Failures of Famous Entrepreneurs (And What They Learned) | Grasshopper Group | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
When we think about the true legends of the business world, it's easy to put them on pedestals. Surely, we tell ourselves, the people who produce multi-billion dollar fortunes are a different breed than the rest of us. And seldom (if ever) do we picture them failing at anything. Yet when you look back on the real-life histories of iconic entrepreneurs, there is plenty of failure to go around.
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10 Inspiring TED Talks for Startups

10 Inspiring TED Talks for Startups | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
The mission of TED (Technology Education Design) is to promote "ideas worth spreading." And as such, there is plenty of material that entrepreneurs - folks definitely interested in ...
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Video: How Startups Can Take Advantage of The Bubble

Video: How Startups Can Take Advantage of The Bubble | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs at their very core are like artists, says Steve Blank, a serial entrepreneur, author and start-up guru. In this video conversation, he talks about the current bubble, how startups can take advantage of it and how long will the technology up cycle last. Roll tape! (Comment les startups peuvent tirer parti de la bulle spéculative actuelle http://bit.ly/gHnA3P)
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Can You Really Build A Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

Can You Really Build A Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley? | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster, a 2x entrepreneur who has gone to the Dark Side of VC. He started his first company in 1999 and was headquartered in London, leaving in 2005 and selling to a publicly traded French services company. He founded his second company in Palo Alto in 2005 and sold this company to Salesforce.com, becoming VP of Product Management. He joined GRP Partners in 2007 as a General Partner focusing on early-stage technology companies. Read more about Suster at Bothsidesofthetable and on Twitter at @msuster.Last year I was on Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley meeting with one of the most prominent venture capital firms in the country. We were talking about a company, Factual (disclosure my firm is an investor), which was founded by one of LA's most talented Internet entrepreneurs, Gil Elbaz, who as co-founder of Applied Semantics (purchased by pre-IPO Google for $102 million and now Google AdSense) is responsible for a large portion of the Internet's monetization.
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101 How to: PR for startups

101 How to: PR for startups | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
When your company is a startup, ie extremely innovative, potentially disruptive and absolutely money deprived, getting noticed on your market is key. And PR appears to be the most obvious and the fastest way to reach this objective. So they say. But when, what, how and with who should you start? Here are some key steps to those meaningful questions.
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5 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Getting Mentored: Tech News and Analysis «

5 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Getting Mentored: Tech News and Analysis « | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
Mentorship is a critical catalyst for passage, transition and development as a pre-entrepreneur. But mentorship, like entrepreneurship, can break down in the nitty gritty details. Larry Chiang offers his advice in avoiding the mistakes many entrepreneurs make when they try to get mentored by a VC.
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From Zero to a Million Users - Dropbox and Xobni lessons learned

Presented by Adam Smith (@asmith) and Drew Houston (@drewhouston)
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Facebook Captable

Facebook Captable | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
To better understand the leverage effect for both founder and investors in a successful start up
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Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 12, 2011 6:14 AM
Interesting! What's the source?
Cédric Giorgi's comment, January 12, 2011 6:15 AM
Facebook, but I don't know further
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14 Ways To Be A Great Startup CEO

14 Ways To Be A Great Startup CEO | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
Everyone thinks that being a startup CEO is a glamorous job or one that has to be a ton of fun. That's what I now refer to as the "glamour brain" sp
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33 Major Fail Tales From Startups That Died

33 Major Fail Tales From Startups That Died | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
"There was no doubt about it: I had discovered The Next Big Thing. Condom key chains," and other major bombs.
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50 Startup Logos from 2010

50 Startup Logos from 2010 | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
Below are 50 logos for tech start-ups that were launched in 2010 or that came to prominence in 2010. We've categorized them into 3 groups: "The Good", "The Average" and "The Ugly
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