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Startup content

The content here is general stuff founders want to learn about startup. This is great for first-time startups.


8 Myths about Startups and Venture Capital in Asia

South East Asia & India 2015 predictions in the startup landscape

Get smarter / learnings

The (fairly) definitive reading list. How to get smarter about tech startup

Startup learnings from Mitchell Harper, co-founder of Bigcommerce

First time startup CEO advice

What are 16 things you need to avoid in order to be a successful entrepreneur?

How Slidebean shifted from targeting millions of users into being a profitable startup

Actually getting your first customers at a startup

The three key things you need to know to build a great startup

What is the best advice for a young, first-time startup CEO?

How did Tinder grow so quickly? How did they seed the initial application?

What do startup founders typically get wrong when starting a business?

How does Groupon make money?


Is there a structured approach to finding a great business idea for a new startup?

I have a billion dollar idea, where can I find co-founders I can trust and who will not steal my idea?

How do you start a billion dollar company from scratch?

Idea validation

How do you validate a startup idea?

What is an inexpensive, fast and non-obnoxious way to validate a business idea?


What questions should you ask a potential startup cofounder?

What is the most common reason for co-founders of start-ups to have a falling out?

Company setup

How to start a company right. Key terms when starting a company and fundraising


Startup culture codes collection

When I do a turnaround, I start with culture

Demo videos

Intro and demo videos from famous startups


Why Founders Fail: The Product CEO Paradox by Ben Horowitz

Everest failed startup postmortem learnings

Failed business ideas. Lumos- IoT startup postmortem learnings

Startup trends for death and stats on survival rates

Dumb ways to die as a startup

What happens to VCs and other investors when a startup fails and stops existing?

Why do 80% of businesses fail and is failing purely by bad luck, or can it be avoided?


Tech Stacks in Asia: Inside Appknox’s tech stack

Tech Stacks in Asia: Inside Klinify’s tech stack


Andreessen Horowitz Startup Bootcamp: Go-to-Market Best Practices for Startups

Twilio presentations to learn from including go to market strategy

Do some startups fail because they try to scale too quickly?

General interest

The secret silicon valley history

99 problems and the CEO is one. Springowl hunts for Marissa’s head at Yahoo!

Parody VC discussion on ‘growing markets’

Artificial intelligence in Asia; it’s not going to make everyone unemployed

AA 017: When will the deep learning bubble burst?

Sean Parker’s Email to Spotify’s Daniel Ek


Top 5 tips to hustle startup conferences – Hacking TechCrunch Disrupt


What should a startup founder salary be? Check out this calculator

AA 002: What is your advice for new entrepreneurs?

AA 004: Is Kylie Jenner’s cosmetic company really worth $400 million?

AA 006: What is an angel investor’s view if a founder is running 2 different startups?

25 startups that raised without a product

Who becomes Startup CEO among co founders?

Would you invest in a founder with a 20-year track record who recently committed a felony not related to ethics or fraud?

How do I construct an investment contract for a sole proprietorship myself?

How can one easily patent an idea (product: name, concept, idea etc.)?

Why do companies use cash to finance acquisitions?

If a company raises funding today and gets acquired tomorrow, who keeps all the cash they raised?

Who becomes CEO among co founders?

How are tech-savvy people able to found billion dollar companies when they have little business experience?

Startup pivots

Before they were famous. 15 startup pivot to fame

Before they were famous. 15 startup pivot to fame. 1 Android and Flickr

Before they were famous. 15 startup pivot to fame. 2 Groupon and Instagram

Before they were famous. 15 startup pivot to fame. 3 Nokia and PayPal

Before they were famous. 15 startup pivot to fame. 4 Pinterest and Rovio

Before they were famous. 15 startup pivot to fame. 5 Shopify and Slack

Before they were famous. 15 startup pivot to fame. 6 twitter and turntable

Before they were famous. 15 startup pivot to fame. 7 Woot and Yelp

Before they were famous. 15 startup pivot to fame. 8 Youtube


Inspirational stories of the founder struggle

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