Jon Oringer, CEO of Shutterstock shares his view about self-funding. If I would to summarise the whole article, the gist is Simply because you are using your own money, you will be more careful with what you do with it. Each dollar must bring in significant amount of ROI. Working with limited resources is an excellent […]
There is a saying the “first sale is often the most difficult” and I totally agreed.
At the start no one even heard about you, why would people even tried your product. This is also the toughest hurdle for most entrepreneurs (including me). So how would you launch a product online when you are unknown?
This week I curated the best articles I have read about launching new products. There are really good advise than sits in the articles
Enjoy the reading and love to hear what you have learn.
If you want to understand startups, understand growth. Growth drives everything in this world. Growth is why startups usually work on technology—because ideas for fast growing companies are so rare that the best way to find new ones is to discover those recently made viable by change, and technology is the best source of rapid […]
Read PG's “how to get startup idea” made me think deep about startup ideas or even side projects that anyone might start. Finding startup ideas is a subtle business, and that's why most people who try fail so miserably. It doesn't work well simply to try to think of startup ideas. If you do that, […]
It was never about creative but a class that perhaps differentiate us.
Those who urge us to “think different,” in other words, almost never do so themselves. Year after year, new installments in this unchanging genre are produced and consumed. Creativity, they all tell us, is too important to be left to the creative. Our prosperity depends on it. And by dint of careful study and the hardest science — by, say, sliding a jazz pianist’s head into an MRI machine — we can crack the code of creativity and unleash its moneymaking power. link
I feel that I’m missing something in building a successful company so I’m starting a habit to read a Paul Graham article each day. He and his team have manage to pick out big winners from unexpected situations, there might be something we can learn from his reading.
Meanwhile, the one thing you can measure is dangerously misleading. The one thing we can track precisely is how well the startups in each batch do at fundraising after Demo Day. But we know that’s the wrong metric. There’s no correlation between the percentage of startups that raise money and the metric that does matter financially, whether that batch of startups contains a big winner or not. via Link
It’s hard to identify a clear big winner in startup investing. Sometimes the best idea is the worst idea you can hear from. But most importantly, it’s not about how much you raised for your startup, it’s how you build it.
A good read on the comparison between starting up in Singapore and Hongkong. The gist: if you are into Ecommerce, come Singapore. Fintech? Hongkong is the place to be. Ecommerce is clearly a hot trend in all Southeast Asia, and Singapore a clear winner when it comes to where ventures are launched. link
Extensibility to change your workflow in iOS 8. The author shares some interesting thoughts about why iOS 8 will be a big deal to educators. I believe the most impactful will be extensibility because it will change lots of current workflow. Extensibility is going to open up a whole new range of workflows in iOS […]
Could there be a way reduce the risk from freelancing to a product based business? Brian Casel talks about reducing the risk for such transition and making a product out from a service. The gist?: Give your users the convenience and take away the hard work. A Productized Service is “done for you”. In other […]
Hate cold calling or doing those cold email, maybe outbound sales is not for you? Close.io is a SaaS startup that is currently focusing on Inbound sales. They wrote an awesome article on comparing inbound vs outbound. It's a good read. Whether or not you've got what I call the “hustle DNA” and are a […]