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How Founders Can Invest in Other Startup Founders

Since starting my first company at 22, I’ve invested in over 70 private companies. I’ve seen some great financial returns, but have also realized a number of other benefits. When the topic of investments comes up among entrepreneurs, I’m surprised

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Andrew Chen on Startup Growth: Zero-to-One vs. One-to-N

When I asked Andrew Chen about “startup growth,” I immediately realized my mistake. “I think maybe we’ll use more precise terminology,” he kindly offered, before making a key clarification. “I think of startup growth in two distinct stages that require

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Why You Should (And Shouldn’t) Join a Startup

I’ve spent my entire professional career in the startup space. After a couple successes (and more than a couple failures), I’ve determined that I’m passionate about startups and it’s how I want to spend my time. It might therefore seem

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SEO Playbook for Seed Stage Startups

TL;DR The SEO playbook for seed-stage startups is different than for established companies. Young startups often lack domain authority, volume of content, and a strong social media following, all of which makes it hard to compete with large players. But

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Three Startup Founders on Mental Health

Running a startup — or working at one — is tough. Stress, burnout, and simple day-to-day intensity can get overwhelming. When you’re in the thick of it, it’s often hard to keep the perspective that today’s problems aren’t the whole

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Why I Love B2B over B2C

The biggest technology companies in the world are typically consumer internet companies, like Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook, so it’s easy for new entrepreneurs to be attracted to B2C. Founders generally draw business ideas from their own experiences, so for

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Why My Acqui-hire Failed (And What You Can Learn)

My advice for getting acqui-hired: don’t. But if you are going to get acqui-hired, learn from my mistakes. While there are many benefits to launching a startup, I’ve come to believe the biggest one is learning. A few years ago,