Lecture 9 – How to Raise Money (Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway, Parker Conrad)

Marc Andreessen, Founder of Andreessen Horowitz, Ron Conway, Founder of SV Angel, and Parker Conrad, Founder of Zenefits, take Q&A on the topic of How to Raise Money, in lecture 9 of How to Start a Startup.

Lecture 8 – How to Get Started, Doing Things that Don’t Scale, Press

Lecture 8 features 3 speakers: Stanley Tang, Founder of Doordash, covers How to Get Started. Walker Williams, Founder of Teespring, covers Doing things that Don’t Scale.

Lecture 7 – How to Build Products Users Love (Kevin Hale)

Kevin Hale, Founder of Wufoo and Partner at Y Combinator, discussed How to Build Products Users Love, in lecture 7 of How to Start a Startup.

Lecture 6 – Growth (Alex Schultz)

Alex Schultz, VP of Growth at Facebook, covers Growth, in lecture 6 of How to Start a Startup.

View the readings Alex refers to, and a transcript, at http://startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec06/

Lecture 5 – Competition is for Losers (Peter Thiel)

Peter Thiel explains why “Competition is For Losers”.

See the slides, readings, and more, at startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec05­/

Lecture 4 – Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing (Adora Cheung)

Adora Cheung, Founder of Homejoy, covers Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing, in Lecture 4 of How to Start a Startup.

Lecture 3 – Before the Startup (Paul Graham)

Paul Graham delivers an informative (and highly amusing) talk on Counterintuitive Parts of Startups, and How to Have Ideas.

Class link is here.

Lecture 2 – Team and Execution (Sam Altman)

How to Start a Startup course’s 2nd lecture video is up!

Sam Altman finishes up “Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution” by covering Team and Execution, in Lecture 2 of How to Start a Startup.

Get your slide deck here.

Lecture 1 – How to Start a Startup (Sam Altman, Dustin Moskovitz)

Sam Altman and Dustin Moskovitz start off the How to Start a Startup Course. Sam’s topic is “Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution, Part I” and Dustin’s is “Why to Start a Startup”.

Annotated script: http://tech.genius.com/Sam-altman-how-to-start-a-startup-lecture-1-annotated

Four Dimensions of Startup that CEO Needs to Check Regularly

Sequoia Capital has a good post on a simple, but comprehensive list of things they look for in a business plan. Meanwhile, as a handy toolkit, I regularly revisit a simple four-dimension checklist of a startup.

2PM – People, Product, Market, Money.

The priority among the dimensions shifts depending the stage of your business. Think of it as a juggling, instead of a one-way flow. You don’t want to dwell on a single dimension for too long, and other balls might fall out of your hands.

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