Weekend Read: 19 Articles On Entrepreneurship, Diversity In Tech and Startups:
- A Model to Identify Startup KPIs
At Simpleweb we have a product exercise that we do with clients that enables everybody involved on a product to be on the same page. The exercise is made up of smaller exercises that we’ve found to work best over the years. One of these is the AARRR or “pirate” (get it?) metrics model.
- Do I need a deck?
A lot of people ask whether they need a deck when pitching to a VC. I don’t think a deck is required, most important is telling your story. But a deck often helps in framing and structuring the story and making sure that you get through all of the key points you want to cover.
- How To Learn
Learning is when you use something from your memory. It’s not when you read a non-fiction book, attend a lecture, or watch a documentary. It’s when you use knowledge. Your working memory encodes and consolidates new knowledge. Then it stores the new knowledge for a brief moment.
- Waiting Too Long To Go Public
A meme in the tech startup world over the last few years is that you should wait as long as possible to go public. While holding off on an IPO may be beneficial for a small number of startups (e.g.
- Meet The 11 heads of Diversity Changing the face of Tech
The conversation around diversity in tech has been growing ever since major companies began disclosing the gender and ethnicities of their employees. In an industry dominated by white men, these annual reports show that industry leaders lag behind in hiring women and people of color.
- The Top 7 Legal Documents for Every Startup
What is the most common mistake startup founders make during early growth? Not establishing a strong legal structure off the bat. While it’s tempting to dig into the vision for your company and start making your idea a reality, it’s important that founders pause and cover their legal bases.
- How I Stumbled Upon The Internet’s Biggest Blind Spot
I left my job in venture capital last May. When I said goodbye, I explained that I initially joined Collaborative Fund to help launch a nontraditional, non-venture fund, but ended up in a traditional venture role instead. (So it goes.)
- Before Growth
We tell startups all the time that they have to grow quickly.
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