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Links tagged with “startups”

  1. Tom Blomfield: Monzo growth

    How they got to 1 million users. Most interesting for the things that worked differently to expected, for better or worse.

  2. How we built a $1M ARR open source SaaS | Plausible Analytics

    Always nice to read about how a bootstrapped business grew by doing their nice thing well. (via @simonw)

  3. Hardware by the Numbers (Part 1: Team + Prototyping) — Medium

    Four parts. I’m not overly fascinated by making hardware, but enjoy reading general starting/growing-a-business experience, even if it’s focused on making a business with the aim of exiting. (via Tom Taylor)

  4. Your Job is Political: Tech Money in Politics

    Whether you agree or not with the activities of the VCs mentioned here, it’s good to be reminded that working for VC-funded startups doesn’t only make the VC richer (if all goes well), but funds whatever they want to spend their money on. Do you know what that is?

  5. Diary of a Corporate Sellout — The Message — Medium

    Andy Baio on what it means to sell a site to a larger company. When you give up ownership, you’re selling the community.

  6. Scaling startups

    Chad Dickerson of Etsy, from 2010, on important things about a company’s engineering culture when growing it quickly. To read again in the new year.

  7. Spark • Spark 213: Longevity, Integration, Disposal

    Interview with me on CBC Radio about Our Incredible Journey.

  8. Our Incredible Journey

    I should have started this years ago - cataloging the time when start-ups are bought by a larger company and then delete all of their users’ content. Do send me more examples, old and new.

  9. What Your Culture Really Says - Pretty Little State Machine

    “’…the company is managed with no hierarchy.’ What your culture might actually be saying is… Management decisions are siloed at the very top layers of management, kept so close to the chest they appear not to exist at all.” Very good. (via @mala)

  10. The Pinboard Investment Co-Prosperity Cloud

    Because small, profitable, slow-growing businesses are start-ups too,

  11. Yesterday, I Went to the American Idol for Startups. It Made Me Want to Die. | Slog

    “Everywhere I look, I see tiny little ideas, ideas that are almost petty in their inconsequentiality.” (via Tom Taylor)

  12. Watch a VC use my name to sell a con. | jwz

    “Instead of that, I recommend that you do what you love because you love doing it. If that means long hours, fantastic. If that means leaving the office by 6pm every day for your underwater basket-weaving class, also fantastic.” (via @agpublic)

  13. A Story of GameLayers, Inc.

    Justin Hall’s lengthy account of starting, running and then closing his startup GameLayers. A good read. (via @jah)

  14. The Viral Me: Devin Friedman Investigates the New World of Social Networking: Big Issues: GQ

    Quite a good description of the Silicon Valley start-up scene, and why people want to use all these social sites/apps, by someone who starts off not really understanding it all. (via Blech)

  15. Designswarm thoughts » Blog Archive » The politician’s handbook to East London

    Alex in very, very good form on the East London Tech City initiative. I have the same unease about equating small start-ups with providing good space and conditions for huge tech companies. Related, but different things and requirements. (via Blech)

  16. The government shouldn’t hang on Google’s every word | Charles Arthur | Comment is free |

    Yes, it’s good the government is making positive noises about technology, start-ups etc, but also, this. (Although, are you really surprised a government, especially Conservative, is taking policy advice from large companies?)

  17. Scaling startups

    Chad Dickerson on how to grow while maintaining a startup culture. Hire well, IRC, deploy very frequently, experiment, love engineers, external transparency, embrace failure. (via Waxy)

  18. Lessons learned from 13 failed software products « Successful Software

    I’ve only read the first two so far, and it’s interesting to see people reflecting on why projects they’ve invested time in eventually failed. (via Beyond the Beyond)

  19. Raph’s Website » GDC10: Justin Hall, Fate of a Social Games Company

    Notes on Justin’s talk of his experience of GameLayers. i’m also a sucker for tales of start-ups. (via Alice)

  20. What Startups Are Really Like

    I love descriptions of start-ups and businesses like this. (via Daring Fireball)

  21. The 18 Mistakes That Kill Startups

    I also love reading about how to have a successful (or unsuccessful) startup. (via Kottke)

  22. Mark Fletcher presentation at Startup SIG

    Long transcript of a talk on running a startup by the chap who started ONEList (which became eGroups then Yahoo! Groups) and Bloglines.

  23. O’Reilly Radar > Entrepreneurial Proverbs

    I’m a sucker for lists of start-up rules like this that I’ll probably never need. (via Boing Boing)

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