Entrepreneurs and startup founders have to know it all, and most of the time have to do it all may be due to funds, looking for the right set of people, at the initial stage of market research, or many more such reasons. Talking about technology startups, the person has multiple roles to play, starting with fund-raiser, developer, publisher, marketing, and so on. The requirement is staying updated about the market, technology, product, and competition while being motivated and self-driven. Here, you will discover the most influential startup blogs written by investors, authors, and mentors, which has helped Entrepreneurs and startup founders stay focused and updated.
Paul Graham is the Cofounder of Y Combinator and the author of On Lisp (1993), ANSI Common Lisp (1995), and Hackers & Painters (2004). An essayist, programmer, and programming language designer. How did Graham make Reddit's launch easier and more successful than other companies' founding? How did he do the same for hundreds of other startups? There is so much to learn from his experience. He understands what problems startup founders face, and every article is a solution in every aspect. His work "Do things that don't scale" gives interesting insights on what keeps a startup going or what is the "Push" factor. His attention to detail can help an entrepreneur understand how a slight change in perspective makes a difference like he so wonderfully defines Steve Jobs mastered the art of being using "insanely" as a synonym for "very."
Sam Altman is an American entrepreneur, investor, programmer, blogger, former president of Y Combinator, and CEO of OpenAI. His writing is for every founder and entrepreneur, with curious minds always wondering about ideas and new ways to do things. His critically analyzed work like "Idea Generation," talks about the right environment to be in, most critical tectonic shifts happening, and a good test for an idea is a must-read.
Ben Horowitz, the co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and the author of "The Hard Thing About Hard Things." He writes about The Struggle, every entrepreneur goes through, and things that can help you. Struggle like when you lose a loyal customer, lose to your competition, why your company did work the way you envisioned, and many more such relatable factors.
For entrepreneurs who want to have a deep understanding of how to develop followers, growth metrics, marketplaces, growth strategy should read Andrew Chen's most compelling writings on viral marketing. He also tells you about the impressive A/B tests and how to find out exactly what your customers expect from your product. With more than a decade in professional blogging, his writings have been enormously impactful.
SaaS Business Coach, founder of Clarity, Co-Founder of Flowtown Founder of Spheric Technologies, Mentor @ 500Startup, shares the most insightful, inspiring books and articles like "Tapping the unexplored avenue of your product"; your ideal customers, and opportunities.
Mark Suster is the managing partner at Upfront Ventures and a venture capitalist. In his startup advice series - Both Sides Of The Table, he speaks about, finding out whether it is time to earn or learn? Discussions about what defines a great entrepreneur, how investors think, and advice for hiring the best talent for your startup.
Steve Blank developed the method of customer development that launched the lean startup movement. This methodology clearly states the requirement for startups for its own set of processes and tools, as no startup is a smaller version of large companies. His Lean launchpad has become the standard for commercialization for all federal research. The lean startup approach relies on validated learnings, shortens the product development cycle, and experimentation.
His book “How I Lost 170 Million Dollars: My Time as #30 at Facebook”, portrays the ups, downs, tremendous hard work, and the fascinating workforce when he was the 30th employee at Facebook, and how the company operated in its startup phase.