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 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.
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.
Alex Schultz, VP of Growth at Facebook, covers Growth, in lecture 6 of How to Start a Startup.
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Peter Thiel explains why “Competition is For Losers”.
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Adora Cheung, Founder of Homejoy, covers Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing, in Lecture 4 of How to Start a Startup.
Paul Graham delivers an informative (and highly amusing) talk on Counterintuitive Parts of Startups, and How to Have Ideas.
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Sam Altman finishes up “Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution” by covering Team and Execution, in Lecture 2 of How to Start a Startup.
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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”.
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.