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Startup Metrics for Pirates: SeedCamp 2009 (Sept 2009, London.

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Main | GeeksOnaPlane @ Ignite Paris (Brady Forrest) » Wednesday, September 23, 2009 Startup Metrics for Pirates: SeedCamp 2009 (Sept 2009, London) Same old shit , just a different day (+ 1-2 new slides, not much tho): Startup Metrics for Pirates (SeedCamp, Sept 2009) View more documents from Dave McClure. Part II!

Startup Therapy: Ten questions to ask yourself every month

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In the last post I beat you to death about ditching your business plan but failed to provide an alternative. Cartoon by Andertoons. You're smart.

Your SOLUTION is Not My PROBLEM - Master of 500 Hats

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Posted by: twitter.com/colinnederkoorn | Tuesday, September 08, 2009 at 11:15 AM Sounds like the SPIN selling approach to pitching a VC! NOT ).

Is it Time for You to Earn or to Learn?

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This is part of my Startup Advice series. That’s Ok.  They raised $5 million in their B round.  125,000. So let’s go CRAZY!  Not bad.

Most Startups Should be Deer Hunters

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This post is part of my series “ Startup Lessons &#. Elephants, Deer and Rabbits – Some thoughts on start-up segmentation. Basecamp? Ditto.

Epitaph for an Entrepreneur « Steve Blank

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Filed under: Customer Development , Family/Career , Technology | Tagged: Steve Blank , Entrepreneurs , Tips for Startups « Lies Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves Elephants Can Dance – Reinventing HP » 67 Responses Michael Curry 2.0 , on June 18, 2009 at 6:08 am Said: Steve- Many thanks for your last two posts.

» 100+ Web Start-up Business Ideas - By Steve Poland - web startup.

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Steves Latest Twitter Update (@PoPo) : Home About Steve Poland: Risk Taker Archives Contact 100+ Web Start-up Business Ideas By Steve Poland • April 29, 2009 With this recession and unemployment so high, there’s likely a lot of people looking to start their own business. Below is a compilation of them. Must Hear. Must Read.

Save Your Spin for Someone Who Cares

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Handling PR with VCs. This is part of my series on How to Raise VC but could equally be filed under Startup Advice more generally. PR is subtle. 

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How to Pitch a VC (aka Startup Viagra: How to Give a VC a Hard-On.

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Posted by: Jeremiah Owyang | Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 03:36 AM The comments to this entry are closed. The Internet Revolution, Act III.

Most Common Early Start-up Mistakes

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This is part of my ongoing series “Start-up Lessons.&#  If you want to subscribe to my RSS feed please click here or to get my blog by email click here. In the Beginning … This is a very important post to me because I find myself giving this advice all the time and if you don’t follow [.].

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Most Common Early Start-up Mistakes

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This is part of my ongoing series “ Start-up Lessons. &#  If you want to subscribe to my RSS feed please click here or to get my blog by email click here. often talk with entrepreneurs who are kicking around their next idea. These periods of time can leave a founder very vulnerable in the future. Here are some lessons to avoid common traps.

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12 Facts About Entrepreneurs That Will Likely Surprise You

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I have a picture in my head of what the average entrepreneur is. like. I’d guess pretty young (think Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.) living the.

3 Sales Tips for Startups – Creating a Burning Platform

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice.  Most start-up entrepreneurs have little or no sales experience.  I know I didn’t.  Why Buy Anything?

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Raising Money Using Customer Development

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Reply Richard Jordan , on November 5, 2009 at 3:36 pm Said: Steve, best article yet. What are Early Stage VC’s Really Asking? Of course not.

Startup Metrics That Matter (FoWA London, Oct 2009) - Master of.

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Andrew Korf | @andrewkorf Posted by: Andrew Korf | Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 09:00 AM The comments to this entry are closed. Part II!

Minimum Viable Product: a guide

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Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, August 3, 2009 Minimum Viable Product: a guide One of the most important lean startup techniques is called the minimum viable product. August 3, 2009 10:52 AM Chris Hopf said. August 3, 2009 8:08 PM William Mitchell said. August 4, 2009 2:11 PM Mick Liubinskas said. Great post. for H.

“Speed and Tempo” – Fearless Decision Making for Startups « Steve.

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Martin , on April 10, 2009 at 9:27 am Said: A post that would delight F.A. link] Reply craig sparer , on April 10, 2009 at 5:44 pm Said: So true. link] Reply steveblank11 , on April 10, 2009 at 10:32 pm Said: Prakash, Thanks for the link. Reply Daily Links #52 | CloudKnow , on April 12, 2009 at 10:18 am Said: [.]

The Principles of Product Development Flow

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July 13, 2009 7:38 AM George said. July 13, 2009 10:32 AM Anonymoussaid. July 13, 2009 12:36 PM Anonymoussaid. Inflexibility.

Milestones to Startup Success

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59 Responses to “Milestones to Startup Success&# Sarah Prevette Nov 30, 2009 7:52 pm This is an incredible post – a must read for any entrepreneur. Neil Nov 30, 2009 8:02 pm Wow! Sean Nov 30, 2009 8:11 pm Thanks Neil, I appreciate the positive feedback. Adam Nov 30, 2009 8:21 pm Great post…thanks for sharing.

Relentless – The Difference Between Motion And Action

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Martin , on November 9, 2009 at 6:41 am Said: Hmm… Not to get too meta here… But if the point of this post is to teach us how to distinguish motion from action (even partly), I didn’t get much help. Reply Brad the Wordpress Consultant , on November 9, 2009 at 11:21 am Said: Awesome article. This was my fault.

Lessons Learned: Don't launch

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Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Friday, March 13, 2009 Dont launch Heres a common question I get from startups, especially in the early stages: when should we launch? March 13, 2009 1:50 PM dan simard said. March 13, 2009 2:14 PM Alan Pinstein said. Alan March 13, 2009 2:18 PM alon said. March 13, 2009 6:20 PM alon said.

Don’t Roll out the Red Carpet on the Way out the Door

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This is part of my Startup Advice series. Before I started my first company in 1999 I worked for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). 

Pivot, don't jump to a new vision

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Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, June 22, 2009 Pivot, dont jump to a new vision In a lean startup , instead of being organized around traditional functional departments, we use a cross-functional problem team and solution team. June 22, 2009 12:26 PM Anonymoussaid. June 22, 2009 1:03 PM Eric said. Both are lethal outcomes.

Embrace technical debt

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Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Embrace technical debt Financial debt plays an important and positive role in our economy under normal conditions. Very much appreciate the suggested solutions (Five Why's, split testing etc) July 29, 2009 6:24 AM Kevin Gadd said. July 29, 2009 6:57 AM Heiner Wolf said.

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Good Judgment Comes with Experience, But Experience Comes from Bad Judgment

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This is part of my Startup Advice series of posts. There is a folklore in Silicon Valley that you should fund first-time entrepreneurs. 

Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Before You Develop Anything

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I just had an all-too common conversation with the founder of a startup who had spent more than a year working with a software development company who had produced a mess. The mess really comes from a developer who was willing to get started on a product that was not fully thought out. always take a very different approach in early conversations.

How to Deal with Skeletons in your Closet

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This is part of my series with Advice on Raising Venture Capital. Skeletons in the Closet are these types of issues. 

Lessons Learned: Validated learning about customers

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Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Validated learning about customers Would you rather have $30,000 or $1 million in revenues for your startup? April 14, 2009 3:09 PM Eric Santos said. April 14, 2009 4:03 PM Dave McClure said. thats SNL Jan 1976: [link] April 15, 2009 2:00 AM Matt Prados said. Right.

The Startup Pyramid

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Startup Marketing Blog – By Sean Ellis Unlocking Startup Growth By Sean Ellis of 12in6 The Startup Pyramid Every six months I rethink the optimal startup go to market approach based on new insights gained at recent startups. Lately I’ve been using a pyramid to represent the process I’m using. All rights reserved

Don't write a business plan

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"You need a business plan" is the mantra of MBA types. As they say , businesses don't plan to fail, they fail to plan! source). source). source).

100+ Web Start-up Business Ideas

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Steves Latest Twitter Update (@PoPo) : Home About Steve Poland: Risk Taker Archives Contact 100+ Web Start-up Business Ideas By Steve Poland • April 29, 2009 With this recession and unemployment so high, there’s likely a lot of people looking to start their own business. Below is a compilation of them. Must Hear. Must Read.

WTF is Traction? A 6-Step Relationship Guide to VC

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This is part of my ongoing series “Pitching a VC&# – the outline is here. You’ve pitched several angels and VC’s.  Everybody seems to like you but nobody seems to be getting out their checkbooks.  Most of them are telling you that they just need to see a bit of traction before they’d be prepared to [.].

WTF is Traction? A 6-Step Relationship Guide to VC

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This is part of my ongoing series “Pitching a VC&# – the outline is here. You’ve pitched several angels and VC’s.  Everybody seems to like you but nobody seems to be getting out their checkbooks.  Most of them are telling you that they just need to see a bit of traction before they’d be prepared to invest.

Why vanity metrics are dangerous

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Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Wednesday, December 23, 2009 Why vanity metrics are dangerous In a previous post, I defined two kinds of metrics: vanity metrics and actionable metrics. Towards a new entrepreneurship ▼ 2009 (88) ▼ December (4) Continuous deployment for mission-critical applica. How could we generate more hits?

Start-ups are all Naked in the Mirror

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Lessons Building companies is hard work.  I started my first company in 1999 in London at the height of the dot com craze.  We also had facilities in Dublin, Ireland where our company was initially founded. We went through the euphoria of massive exposure at the time of our [.].

Start-ups are all Naked in the Mirror

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Lessons. Building companies is hard work.  I started my first company in 1999 in London at the height of the dot com craze.  We also had facilities in Dublin, Ireland where our company was initially founded. Our phones rang off the hook. Our company was completely euphoric.  We drank our own Kool Aid.

Should Your Startup Have an Advisory Board?

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice.  So do advisory boards really add value?  And if you decide to have one how do you best implement it?

Proof that speeding up websites improves online business.

Watching Websites

link] Getting more bang for your buck (Small Business E-commerce Link Digest – October 2, 2009) [.] is to increase your conversion rates.

Lessons Learned: Venture Hacks interview: "What is the minimum.

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Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, March 23, 2009 Venture Hacks interview: "What is the minimum viable product?" I recently say down with Venture Hacks for an interview. Thanks Hazem March 23, 2009 6:46 PM Knowist said. March 30, 2009 8:40 PM illscience said. May 23, 2009 12:07 PM Dan Hodginssaid. Expo SF (May. for H.

Who Should you Hire at a Startup?

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Only Hire A+ People Who Punch Above Their Weight Class. This is part of my ongoing posts on  Startup Advice.  You’re stressed. Your solution?