I recently watched a good Q&A with Jack Dorsey at Oxford University. The video is a bit long and includes some history about himself and founding of Square and Twitter. I scribbled down some key takeaways (starting from around 45 min into the video). Instrumentation is important. Twitter didn't have any in the early days. … Continue reading Hiring, Communication and Investors: Takeaways from Jack Dorsey Interview at Oxford University (Video)
I started HubLogix (formerly eCommHub) in late 2009 while still a senior in high school. After 6 years on the rollercoaster and growing the business to 30 employees with $7.5M raised, here’s what I’d probably do differently next time around. Disclaimer: These lessons are specific to my own experiences and may not translate directly into … Continue reading 9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My First SaaS Business
Paul Graham gives a really good look at some of the top reasons startups fail. I would say that mistakes #3 and #4 are a big problem right now with everyone trying to piggyback on the Facebook or Foursquare bandwagon.
Some really good advice from Kevin Rose. My favorites: "If you don’t need the money, don’t take it. The more you go without taking funding, the more valuable your startup becomes. Don’t let investors take board seats." I agree. And it's only becoming easier and easier to bootstrap a startup. "Stop thinking you understand your … Continue reading Kevin Rose: 10 Tips for entrepreneurs to succeed