Learn from the pros! Legendary pitch decks from famous startups. Namely facebook, uber, airbnb, square, linkedin, youtube, and many others. Go learn!
Inside the battle between GoWalla and Foursquare, and how it was won by Instagram, by GoWalla CEO Josh Williams. "The first iPhone with GPS had just landed, so were enthralled with the idea of mixing art, game-like incentives, and real-world location to inspire people to go explore and share their favorite places and experiences. Eventually … Continue reading Play by your own rules
Temple of Run 2 (iOS): 20M downloads in 4 days; 6M downloads in 1st day. Just to compare, Angry Birds Star Wars achieved 10M downloads in 3 days across several platforms. Wake N Shake alarm clock: 637k downloads in 1 day. Sales jumped from 300 (500 on a good day) to that huge number after … Continue reading The Land of Super Growth
1. Don’t let your eyes be larger than your stomach…at first. 2. Assuming you have your beta/version 1 product, the fist step is to understand exactly who your clients are. 3. The second step is to understand how the clients operate and get some initial feedback on the product. 4. Don’t go whale hunting with … Continue reading Large companies using startup’s software – how to
The save or not to save, that is the question! Should you cut fat and preserve your startup's capital or maintain a high burn rate and grab as much market as you can? Ben Horowitz shares his opinion in a long but great article. Definitely a must read! Read Article - All things D
Post from David Cumming's blog, original content from Paul Singh, 500Startups Product solves a problem for a specific target customer Capital-efficient businesses – operational @ <$1M funding Primarily internet-based distribution – search, social, mobile, location Simple revenue models – transactions, subscriptions, or affiliate Functional prototype before investment (or previous success) Small but measurable usage – … Continue reading Checklist for investing in a startup
Yet another great post from Martin Zwilling. It's not luck that makes you successful. What is it, then, you may ask. Martin answers: Never lose sight of long-term goals, but focus real energy on short-term objectives. Set a personal example with visible, memorable symbols and behavior. Instill optimism and self-confidence, but stay grounded in reality. … Continue reading 10 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Beat The Odds