Founders Grid #60
– STARTUPS –
The Education Of Airbnb’s Brian Chesky
A fascinating interview by Fortune Magazine with Brian Chesky of Airbnb on leadership and becoming a worldclass CEO.
How Brit + Co Went From Bootstrapped to Raising $20M in Series B Funding
An exclusive interview on the FG blog on how Brit + Co went from shooting DIY projects from a dining room table to 12 million engaged monthly readers and $20M in VC funding.
The Decentral Authority
Fred Wilson on whether blockchain technology could be the answer to Reddit’s (and many other community platforms) growing troll issues.
18 Extraordinary Lessons Learned From Interviewing The World’s Top SaaS Entrepreneurs
Useful and must-read startup tips shared by world class SaaS entrepreneurs, interviewed by Groove’s CEO Alex Turnbull.
The Top 8 Mistakes I Made In My First 18 Months As a VC Partner
An interesting article by Jason Lemkin at Storm Ventures on the lessons and mistakes he’s made as an early VC partner.
Why I’m Doubling Down On Israel
Investor Lou Kerner explains why he’s all in on Israel from multiple perspectives – work culture, exit opportunities, education, and more.
– GROWTH –
How Fiverr Conquered Conversion with 400 A/B Tests and Counting
Yoav Aziz of Fiverr, who increased Fiverr’s landing page registration by 457%, share their strikingly successful A/B testing strategies.
I built, launched, and got paying customers for my side project in 3 hours
Marc Eglon of Hackerpreneur Magazine shares some great tips on idea validation and optimization from launching a side project last week.
Sales Lessons From 13 Year Old Who Sold 22,000 Boxes of Girl Scout Cookies
The sales techniques used by a record-breaking kid are surprisingly relevant to startup growth.
35 Actionable Tips to Grow Your Medium Blog
Some great tips here from Ali Mese for those using Medium as their blogging platform of choice.
The Anatomy of a Perfect Checkout Page
With 150 case studies, Mohita Nagpal of VWO created a detailed infographic on checkout page optimization to supercharge your ecommerce store.
9 Pieces of UX Advice I Stole From People Smarter Than Me
Spencer Lanoue of UserTesting shares UX lessons he learnt from designers at IDEO, Google and more.
– INTERESTING –
Launching On Betalist – 50 Entrepreneurs Share All
50 entrepreneurs shared their experience and advice on using Betalist to launch their products.
Marissa Mayer’s New Rule For App Design
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s “two tap rule” on app design for users.
The most important piece of advice for folks starting their careers
Excellent advice from Jason Calacanis. Every kid leaving high-school need’s to read this.
The crazy economics of inflight Wi-Fi
A great explainer on the state of in-flight WiFi in the U.S
How I Became an Artist
Noah Bradley shares his 12-year life journey including the important life lessons he has learned going from an artist designer to a pro.
Freelancing: 2 Years, $230,000+ And 9 Big Lessons Later
From quitting his full-time job to going freelance full-time, Joel Klettke shares what he has learnt over the past 2 years.