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web.archive.org/web/20121014171309/jmlite.tumblr.com/post/33443330774/startup-ideaJustin - StartUp = IdeaOct 2012 - The next test: If a startup = growth then by definition a new business that is not a start up cannot = growth. Growth was so strong and expectations so high they ended “cooking their books” when it slowed down) So now the 10 scientists trying to grow food o..
startuplawyer.comStartup LawyerRyan has played a key role in the development of today’s startup legal ecosystem. Ryan has done an amazing job curating and breaking down the legal issues that many startups face, with easy to understand explanations and anecdotes. Luckily, and unlike most ..
investorhome.com/vc.htmInvestor Home - Venture CapitalBackgroundVenture capital (VC) is the process of investing private equity in companies, typically in early stages of development, that are believed to offer significant potential to grow substantially and reward investors accordingly. According to Venture C..
stripe.com/atlas/guides/pitchingStripe Atlas: Guide to pitching your startupIf your market is not obviously a billion dollar market, show a sketch of math on why it is (or a citation to a credible source that says it is) or an argument as to how winning your niche market means you’ll win a larger, more attractive market. Although y..
blog.samaltman.com/employee-equityEmployee Equity - Sam AltmanPerhaps the best way to think about it is to try to come up with a total compensation package with the same expected value (using the company valuation of the last round, or a best-efforts guess if it’s been a long time since the round) as the employee woul..
avc.com/2010/09/employee-equity-2Employee Equity - AVCSep 2010 - I will start by laying out the logic for employee equity, going over some target ownership levels, and describing the various securities you can use to issue employee equity. But when you join a startup, you have the expectation of getting some ownership in..
upcounsel.com/blog/pitfalls-of-equity-for-employees-in-startupsPitfalls of Equity for Employees In Startupsequity sharing can be an attractive option, especially for startups that don’t have a lot of capital or cash on hand. George Deeb, managing partner at Red Rocket Ventures, writes on Crain’s Chicago Business Blog that he “typically give[s] employees a matrix..
web.archive.orgBootstrapping a Lean StartupThe Wayback Machine is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Your use of the Wayback Machine is subject to the Internet Archive's
startupdepression.comStartup Without DepressionDepression in the startup community can be an unfortunate byproduct of the stresses of creating something from nothing. The worst enemy to my startup is depression by Tracy Osborn Sad, Tired, and Alone: My Ongoing Battle With startup Depression by Zak Homut..
archgrants.org/competitionStartup Competition - Up to 100K in Equity-Free Funding - Arch GrantsThe Arch Grants startup Competition awards innovative, scalable, and job-creating startups with $75,000 non-dilutive grants (plus an additional $25,000 for companies relocating to St. Louis) and access to an ecosystem of resources in exchange for headquarte..
web.archive.org/web/20170518052125/startupschool.org/videos/13Startup SchoolMay 2017 - Peter Reinhardt, co-founder and CEO of Segment, shares his story on building different products and eventually finding product market fit. Some materials in this MOOC are derived from content of a course offered at Stanford University, and this MOOC does no..
keen.io/blog/how-i-negotiated-my-startup-compensationHow I Negotiated my Startup Compensation - Keen - Event Streaming PlatformFrom there, I began googling things like “first employee startup equity” and “startup offer negotiation.” These were the best resources I found: Meanwhile, the Keen founders, having just moved back to San Francisco after three months away at TechStars, met ..
paulgraham.com/start.htmlHow to Start a StartupYou need three things to create a successful startup: to start with good people, to make something customers actually want, and to spend as little money as possible. So if you start a successful startup, odds are you'll start one of those. Since startups ma..
coindesk.com/business/2016/01/28/identity-startup-wins-15k-at-santander-blockchain-competitionIdentity Startup Wins $15k at Santander Blockchain Competition - CoinDeskJan 2016 - A Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company developing identity solutions for blockchain-based systems won $15,000 at a startup competition hosted by the venture arm of Spanish banking group Banco Santander yesterday. In addition to Cambridge Blockchain, the l..
spencerfry.com/startup-vs-companyStartup vs. CompanyThey tried to claim that they were currently working on a half dozen startups (what I'd term "projects"; a startup needs focused development), and as the dispute developed they also insisted that Facebook and Twitter were still startups and not companies. I..
paulbuchheit.blogspot.com/2007/03/equity-math-for-startups.htmlPaul Buchheit: Equity math for startupsMar 2007 - The first thing to understand is that when shares are given to an employee or investor, they aren't taken from someone else -- they are newly created shares -- the pie gets bigger. Since there are 100,000 shares and the company is worth $2,000,000, we calcu..
gist.github.com/isaacsanders/1653078Joel Spolsky on Equity for Startups * GitHubAlmost everything that can go wrong in a startup will go wrong, and one of the biggest things that can go wrong is huge, angry, shouting matches between the founders as to who worked harder, who owns more, whose idea was it anyway, etc. Because if I split t..
medium.com/@eradikate/1-of-nothing-is-nothing-43699f2d7d13#.c5r0tye4d1% of Nothing is Nothing. Equity isn't interchangeable with... | by Kate Rose | Mediumoffer a candidate more stock and less salary, or vice versa) at early-stage companies has been pretty conventional compensation wisdom in the startup world for about as long as tech has bubbled, popped, and re-inflated itself again. The startup equity story..
web.archive.org/web/20090419220508/sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/apa/1125325885.html$1600 / 2br - Water Front Apt will trade for equity in YCombinator startup (san mateo) (map)Apr 2009 - The two bedrooms are unspectacular, but nice enough. I think it makes a great place to live & work from. I'm also happy to take cash.
thisisgoingtobebig.com/blog/2011/1/24/startup-recruiting-hacks.htmlStartup Recruiting Hacks -- This is going to be BIGJan 2011 - One of the cool things about being a fund that works with so many early stage companies is that bringing the whole portfolio together in one place results in a lot of collaborative learning opportunities. What you do with them from there is up to you--but h..