Dear Start-up, I know how it feels to be snowed in information and yet not know the difference between right and wrong. Plethora of information greets you every day. Which one do you say Hello back to?? Cutting the dilemma, ONE Co.Work, helps you identify the 5 must read blogs.
1. DanielleMorrill.com : (http://www.daniellemorrill.com/ ) The credentials of Danielle Morril read Cofounder and CEO of Mattermark, Cofounder & CEO of Referly (Y Combinator Summer 2012) — R.I.P. April 2012, First employee at Twilio, the cloud communications company, Community Manager of Whrrl (Pelago) — acquired by Groupon, Editor in Chief of Seattle 2.0 — acquired by GeekWire and much more. She also made it to the Forbes 30 under 30 list. Alluring enough for you to invest your time?
Although 2017 has not seen her pen a blog. However, her pieces on A Walk in The Land of Never Was: Lessons That Led to Green-Lighting Our Most Popular Feature, How to Network to Startup Investors, Checking In On My Fantasy VC Portfolio, Recommended Books etc will top you up with some much needed gyan!
2.SteveBlank.com: (https://steveblank.com/) A Silicon Valley legend, Steve Bank needs to no introduction. A serial-entrepreneur and academician, Blank is famed for crafting the Customer Development method that launched the Lean Startup movement. He has authored the book titled Four Steps to the Epiphany and co-authored with Bob Dorf, The Startup Owner’s Manual. He proudly embraces the titles of ‘Masters of Innovation’ and ‘One of the 30 Most Influential People in Tech’. Obviously, if you are not on his blog you are at loss!!
Recommended reading: Market Type and Revenue. 2 Minutes to Find Out Why, The Art of the Minimal Viable Product. 2 Minutes to Find Out Why, The Mission Model Canvas – An Adapted Business Model Canvas for Mission-Driven Organizations, Hacking for Defense Goes National
3.FeldThoughts by Brad Feld: (http://www.feld.com/) Brad juggles many hats… American entrepreneur, author, blogger, and venture capitalist at Foundry Group to name a few! Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and founded Intensity Ventures.
His blogs cover a spectrum of topic ranging from startup best practices to Feld’s personal life. Pause to read : When One Month Of Real Time Is Three Months of Company Time, Dealing With The Pessimist In the Room, The Magic of Dealing With Your Demons, The Ideal Financial Reporting Tempo For A VC-Backed Company
4.Above the Crowd by Bill Gurley: (http://abovethecrowd.com/) Bill Gurley holds an experience of 10 years as a General Partner at Benchmark Capital. Prior to Benchmark, Bill was a partner with Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Before wearing the very infamous hat of venture capitalist, he spent four years on Wall Street as a top-ranked research analyst.
His blogs are excellent source of information for understanding new trends in tech and the models of successful startups. Suggested reading: Disrupting Finance From Above: Wealthfront, In Defense of the Deck, Investors Beware: Today’s $100M+ Late-stage Private Rounds Are Very Different from an IPO
5.Tomasz Tunguz: (http://tomtunguz.com/) A venture capitalist at Redpoint, Tomasz Tunguz writes about startups, fund raising, SaaS companies, and best practices for founders. He pens daily, data-driven blog posts about key questions facing startups. He co-authored the book, Winning with Data.
While on his blog, do read: When to Innovate with Your Sales Process, A Product Manager’s Guide to Moving up Market, Startup Best Practices 24 – Marketing Your Product with Novel Framing to Maximize Sales Success, How Your Startup’s Org Chart Changes Your Product.