If you’re coming to see me to talk about your startup, please consider reading these first.
If you’re not coming to see me, consider this a distilled list of recommended reading before starting a high-growth startup.
- Paul Graham: How to Start a Startup
- Paul Graham: Startups in 13 Sentences
- Paul Graham: Ideas for Startups
- Tren Griffith: 12 Things I Learned from Fred Wilson
- Blank et al: Startup Owner’s Handbook
- Weinberg, et al: Traction
- Ash Maurya: Running Lean
- Feld/Mendelson: Venture Deals
I’ll probably ask you these questions. Or , you can ask them of yourself:
- Who is your customer?
- How will you make their life better?
- How will you make them aware of your product (i.e. “market” to them)?
- How will you make money?
(If you do it right, you can likely answer 1-4 in two sentences.)