Posts by The Startup Girl

Power Outfit: Yasmin Desai, ‘The Start Up Girl’

27 Dec , 2018  

Read the full article Her first job out of university was at an ed-tech startup, and since then she has gone on to freelance at startup businesses – and build her own. Yasmin regularly shares her insider knowledge and tips via her blog, which is a valuable resource on entrepreneurship and the startup scene in […]

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27 Dec , 2018  

#startuplessons101 Big believer of hire slowly and fire fast, no point keeping bad hires around, it ruins morale!

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Getting Compensation Right in Startups

26 Dec , 2018  

Setting salaries, bonus levels and equity grants can be a hard task. Getting it right, avoiding misperceptions and keeping motivation and retention where they need to be, are the art and science of good HR. Read more

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What’s next for marketplace startups? Reinventing the $10 trillion service economy, that’s what.

25 Dec , 2018  

[Dear readers, this essay is on the future of marketplaces. Is there still room for marketplace startups to innovate? We answer, emphatically, yes! Am excited to share a vision on the past and future of the service economy, in a collaboration by my a16z colleague Li Jin. Read more

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Mastering Launch PR: Dos & Don’ts

8 Nov , 2018  

When talking to startup founders about launch PR, I’m frequently presented with similar concerns and queries – I thought it would make sense to lay down my thoughts here on recommended dos and don’ts. Read more

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How to start a marketplace business

8 Nov , 2018  

From AirBnB to Uber, marketplace businesses have disrupted industry after industry. Their ability to leverage technology to connect buyers and suppliers directly without middlemen make them an attractive opportunity for founders and venture capital. Read more

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David Rusenko – How To Find Product Market Fit

10 Oct , 2018  

David Rusenko from Weebly (YC W07) details the story of how Weebly developed one of the most popular website creation and hosting sites on the web today. Read more

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All Things Sales! 16 Mini-Lessons for Startup Founders

10 Oct , 2018  

As a former CEO and software engineer (Citrix, XenSource, VERITAS, etc. Read more

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Getting Acquired (4 of 4): Life Post-Acquisition

4 Oct , 2018  

This is the last blog in a 4-part series called Getting Acquired. I started by demystifying how to engage corporate development teams, then talked about how to get a competitive bidding war to get the highest offers and also how to get through diligence to an announcement. Read more

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The real reasons why a VC passed on your startup

3 Oct , 2018  

Originally published on Forbes in multiple parts. Part 1 here. You’re more likely hear about the companies that venture capitalists said “yes” to — the big funding rounds, the success stories, and the unicorns. Read more