Continuing my series of posts that I’ve been collecting that live at the intersection of Startups, Startup Development and being a Startup CTO. Here are a couple of the other collections: 16 Great Startup Posts from March, Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April.
Some good ones already from May:
Phrases that should be retired include - “Putting customers first”
- You Actually Did This?- Steve Blank, May 6, 2010
Great presentations from Xobni and Dropbox on how they have gone about building their business. Thanks Steve!
- VCs in seed clothing: Chris Dixon, Mark Suster, and Naval Ravikant interviewed- Venture Hacks, May 5, 2010
Great discussion around VC signaling in seed rounds — and how these signals help or hurt your ability to raise money in the next round.
- Software Patent Absurdity- Feld Thoughts, May 6, 2010
Feld on the problems with software patents. “they are (a) invalid constructs, (b) totally unnecessary, and (c) a massive tax on and retardant of innovation. More and more of my VC brethren are beginning to come out publicly against them as are many extremely well respected long time software innovators.”
- How To Communicate with your Investors between Board Meetings- Both Sides of the Table, May 1, 2010
Good advice around board communication.
- SaaS Conversion: Which metrics matter?- StartupCFO, May 6, 2010
Great look at important metrics for SaaS and the importance of churn rate.