Developer In Residence

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It has worked out well, so well that we decided to ask Jed to join us full time in a new role that we call Developer In Residence. Why would a VC firm need a full-time software developer? For the past six months, Jed has been helping USV build some much-needed tools to connect people at our 60+ portfolio companies to each other. Well, we have always had people at USV who can code, but it was always a side thing, never our full-time job.

Working with Developers

SoCal CTO

There was a lot of passion in the room last week when I presented Working with Developers at the Stubbs Precellerator. I guess it should not be a surprise that Founders have lots of challenges working with developers. But my developers want to go into way too much detail.

7 Guidelines For Funding New Research & Development

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to new business owners, and an occasional angel investor, I see new business proposals daily, many seeking investors to fund early research and development (R&D) of a new product idea. They don’t need the long research and development cycles of a new technology.

6 Content Marketing Mistakes App Developers Make

YFS Magazine

Here are 6 mistakes app developers make with their content marketing strategies that turn readers right off (and what to do instead). Grow Marketing & Sales app development content creation content marketing marketing

Customer Development in a Diagram

Steve Blank

Filed under: Customer Development. Customer DevelopmentThanks to: Alexis Finch, Sketchnotes / UX Research Consultant @agentfin.

3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Prioritize Personal Development

YFS Magazine

Lead online learning personal developmentI wanted to keep learning as an entrepreneur, but I couldn’t buckle down to do it until I made adjustments to my routine and schedule.

10 Strategies To Cover New Product Development Costs

Startup Professionals Musings

The problem is that professional investors (angels and venture capitalists) want a proven business model before they invest, ready to scale, rather than the more risky research and development efforts. development costs new venture research valley of death

Startup Development

SoCal CTO

I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your StartupThought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources.

5 Tips To Help Startups Find The Right Web Development Company

YFS Magazine

For non-technical startup founders the task of building a product that requires web development expertise can be daunting. Grow Technology app development software development technology web development

Another Wes Bos treat for developers

47 Hats

This week I happened to listen to two episodes back to back to Wes Bos’ new podcast Syntax – confirming a) It’s not just me that has gone back over to the Dark Side with Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code and b) this guy has lots of good content for developers.

5 Simple Ways (And Tools) To Improve Product Development

YFS Magazine

As with product development of any kind, process design is often the most difficult (yet most valuable) part of your project. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing product development software development

8 Mobile App Development Pitfalls To Avoid

YFS Magazine

Mobile app development must be a clear and focused endeavor. Grow Technology mobile app mobile app design mobile app development technologyThe goal is to create a flawless application that’ll be loved and shared by thousands of users.

Selecting a Web Development Company

SoCal CTO

I''ve written before about finding Web Development Firms in Los Angeles. I just got an email asking about exactly this: I''m with a new company that needs some software built, but doesn''t need (or have the resources for) a large staff of software developers.

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Startup CTO or Developer

SoCal CTO

What worries me a bit is how often I read that startups should hire a developer / hands-on lead developer. But often the result of a Founder hiring a developer or lead developer or even a VP engineering is a gap created between the founders and the developers.

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How To Vet And Hire An Expert iOS Developer

YFS Magazine

Hiring an expert iOS app developer is rather a big deal. Not every developer can cut it. Grow Technology app development mobile app development technologyHere are five things to keep in mind.

How To Get More From Your Development Team

YoungUpstarts

Your development team is critical to the success of a business, especially if you’re selling a digital product. If you’re ready to be a better leader, and get more from your development team, keep these three simple ideas in mind. Learning is critical for your development team.

Developing a Leadership Philosophy

The Startup Magazine

How to Develop Your Personal Leadership Philosophy (PLP). You can’t develop a meaningful PLP without first determining who you are as a leader, including your values and priorities. How did you develop these values?

Document Your MVP for a Developer

SoCal CTO

He wanted to get input from me on what he's doing, and he wants to begin to ask developers what it would take to build his product. what format would you and the developer want that in? Conversations with a technical advisors or possible developers should be iterative.

12 Random Customer Development Tips

Grasshopper Herder

Customer development is hard. Customer Development Lean StartupsIt takes work to get it right and you'll always be improving your technique. Here are a few tips I like to keep in my head while I'm getting out of the building.

[ADV] Developing Science Through Dissertation Writing

YoungUpstarts

When scholars in the UK want to get a PhD degree they are to write a academic paper with a profound research on some topic or issue which is of special importance to the development of science nowadays. The development of the argument must be relevant, accurate and appropriate.

The Seven Elements Of Business Development

YoungUpstarts

by Tom McMakin, author of “ How Clients Buy: A Practical Guide to Business Development for Consulting and Professional Services “. For professional services business development, reputation is the Holy Grail.

Business Development vs. Product Management

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Chris Butler, lead a conversation around “Business Development vs. Product Management”. Ladislav focuses on user centric product development, especially on brand, usability and revenue product challenges.

Web Designers vs. Web Developers

SoCal CTO

Funny graphic by @shanesnow that captures the difference between web designers vs. web developers: Like the issue of Startup CTO or Developer , often startup founders who are less technical have this same question. Do I need a designer or a developer?

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How To Develop Your Personal Brand As A Millennial

Brandanew

The idea that you have to develop your personal brand is not an option you leave out for the exam, having crammed up the rest of the stuff. It’s time to make notes, as she goes through the exact steps you need to develop a remarkable brand!

Realistic Strategies For Funding Product Development

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet I still get too many business plans that clearly are looking for money to do research and development (R&D) on a new and unproven technology. Product development at this stage is the process of scaling up for manufacturing and marketing rollout.

Developing a Hiring Strategy From Day One

Up and Running

Understanding employment law and developing interview and management skills takes time as well, so rather than rushing through when it’s time to hire your first employee, begin this process at the start of your business venture. .

5 Common Mobile App Development Mistakes To Avoid

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at the most common mistakes appreneurs and mobile app development firms make when they launch a new app. Grow Technology mobile app mobile app development technologyReady to build a mobile app?

How Startups Can Keep Product Development Lean

YoungUpstarts

by Steve Owens, Founder and CTO of Finish Line Product Development Services. In this article we explore the unique challenges of a lean start-up and how Outsourced Product Development (OPD) can be used to overcome them. The cost of developing a product is almost entirely a people cost.

How to Develop a Successful Marketing Automation Strategy

ConversionXL

Developing an automation strategy isn’t easy, but it is worthwhile. Developing a cohesive strategy: think about opportunities before, during, and after conversion. It’s time to start thinking about the kind of strategy you want to develop for your business.

Great Entrepreneurs Move From Developers To Leaders

Startup Professionals Musings

Almost every entrepreneur starts their journey by developing a solution, based on their knowledge of a new technology or required service. Developer skills are necessary, but not sufficient, to build a business. developer entrepreneur Herminia Ibarra leadership startup

Top 4 Wearable Tech And Mobile App Development Trends

YFS Magazine

Grow Technology mobile app development mobile apps technology wearable tech wearablesAs wearable devices continue to penetrate the market, mobile apps play a crucial role in the future of wearables. Here's a quick look at what's trending.

Customer Development in Japan: a History Lesson

Steve Blank

I asked Tsutsumi-san to write a guest post for my blog to describe his experience with Customer Development in Japan. After waiting for a week or so for the book to make it to Japan, I was very much shocked how impressed I was by the Customer Development Model detailed in the book.

Nail the Customer Development Manifesto to the Wall

Steve Blank

When Bob Dorf and I wrote the Startup Owners Manual we listed a series of Customer Development principles. Pair Customer Development with Agile Development. So by popular demand, here’s a poster of the Customer Development Manifesto.

Mobile App Development Trends To Watch This Year

YFS Magazine

Mobile app development is undoubtedly one of the most active and expanding sectors. Grow Technology mobile mobile app development mobile apps mobile trends technologyThe mobile app industry has grown immensely over the last decade.

Customer Development for Web Startups

Steve Blank

Customer Development is a technique startups use to quickly iterate and test each part of their business model. How you execute Customer Development varies, depending on your type of business. Customer Development In Context.

Personas for Customer Development

Grasshopper Herder

Personas are an amazing tool for doing customer development. Customer Development Entrepreneurship User Experience design lean user experience personas user experienceThey are the clearest form of hypothesis, test, and learn (a.k.a. build, measure, learn).

Developing Content for Your Mobile Audience

Duct Tape Marketing

Developing Content for Your Mobile Audience written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Make sure you’re keeping best practices in mind when developing content for your mobile audience.

The 64,000 Developer Questionnaire

Business of Software Blog

Stack Overflow’s annual developer survey is probably the most comprehensive overview of the development community. This year over 64,000 developers responded. A majority of developers, 63.9%, reported working remotely at least one day a month, and 11.1%

Essential Skills Every Young Professional Should Develop

YoungUpstarts

With that in mind, it’s good to be aware of some of the essential skills you must develop to be a professional. As statistics suggest , leadership development is lacking in one third of companies. by Lewis Robinson. Not everyone becomes a business professional overnight.

Investors Do Not Fund Research And Development

Gust

I still get business plans, looking for an investor, that say all too clearly that the primary “use of funds” will be to do research and development (R&D) on some promising new technology, like superconductivity or cancer cures. Technology development. Prototype development.