I've been getting a lot of requests for startup advice lately, which is great because I like helping startup people as best I can. However, I've found myself giving a lot of the same advice, so I decided to try to codify it in the following flow-chart. Most investors and been-there-done-that entrepreneurs are very busy people, so I imagine this chart more generally applies for seeking startup advice.
Codified startup advice
By Gabriel Weinberg March 20, 2011 11:26 AM
on Getting Traction
- Traction Book
- Traction Mistakes
- Traction Channels
- The Bullseye Framework
- Traction Trumps Everything
- Are you building an empire, sparking a powder keg, or starting a movement?
- Moving the Needle
- To pivot or not to pivot
- Changing the game
- Startup micro opportunities
- Go talk to founders who failed at what you're doing
- Leaky bucket vs power law problems
on Starting Companies
- Codified startup advice
- Just starting out in startups? Here's some advice.
- Why you should choose an ambitious startup idea
- Learn to think big
- Are you chasing a fad or a market?
- First-timer entrepreneur symptoms and cures
- Wannabe entrepreneur symptoms and cures
- Avoid entrepreneur mistakes with good mentors
- How-to get that guy as your mentor
- Will single founders please stand up?
- How do you act on all that product feedback?
on Startup Lifecycles
- Are you in a startup career path or are you one and done?
- Paths to $5M for a startup founder
- Out of acqui-hire stage
- Are you an indie, angel or venture company?
- Are you questioning your operating assumptions enough?
- How will disruption unfold in 1-3 years?
- Orders of magnitude
- Being on the right side of crazy
on Raising Money
- What I learned from raising venture capital
- What story are you trying to tell to potential investors?
- Constructing a better startup pitch
- Which investors will invest in your startup
- How-to learn about angel/vc term sheets
- My investment decision starts at your first email
- Red flags in emails to angel investors
- Pitch decks are missing a key ingredient: history
- Takeaways from three years of angel investing
- How I (try to) add value as an investor