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Startup Ceo

Author : Matt Blumberg
ISBN : 9781118683156
Genre : Business & Economics
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A definitive book for any CEO—first time orotherwise—of a high-growth company While big company CEOs are usually groomed for the job foryears, startup CEOs aren't—and they're often young andrelatively inexperienced in business in general. Author MattBlumberg, a technology and marketing entrepreneur, knows this alltoo well. Back in 1999, he started a company called Return Path,which later became the driving force behind the creation of hisblog, OnlyOnce—because "you're only a first time CEOonce." Now, more than a decade later, he's written Startup CEO.As the fifth book in the StartUp Revolution series, thisreliable resource is based on Blumberg's experience as a startupCEO and covers a number of issues he's faced over the dozen yearshe's been a CEO. Offers valuable insights into how the CEO sets the overallvision and strategy of the company and communicates it to allstakeholders Discusses how to build a company's human capital by recruiting,hiring, and retaining the very best talent Examines how a CEO must align available resources with thecompany's strategy in order to ensure success Addresses what it takes to master the "How" of being aCEO—from leading an executive team to managing in any type ofmarket Engaging and informative, this book is essential reading forany, and every, CEO.
Category: Business & Economics

Build It Like A Startup Lean Product Innovation

Author : Greg Gehrich
ISBN : 9780985236908
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 89.6 MB
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Product leadership using agile and lean practices of entrepreneurial startup businesses
Category: Business & Economics

Hot Seat

Author : Dan Shapiro
ISBN : 9781449360849
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 23.70 MB
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What avoidable problem destroys more young startups than any other? Why is it a mistake to ask for introductions to investors? When do you play the CEO card? Should you sell out? Author and four-time founder/CEO Dan Shapiro tells the stories of dozens of startups whose companies lived and died by the advice in these pages. From inception to destruction and triumph to despair, this rollercoaster read takes aspiring entrepreneurs from the highs of billion-dollar payouts and market-smashing success to the depths of impostor syndrome and bankruptcy. Hot Seat is divided into the five phases of the startup CEO experience: Founding explains how to formulate your idea, allocate equity, and not argue yourself to death Funding provides the keys to venture capital, angels, and crowdfunding, plus clear advice on which approach to choose Leadership lays out a path to build a strategy and culture for your team that will survive good times and bad Management reveals how to manage your board, argue with your team, and play the CEO card Endgame explains how to finish a company's existence with grace, wealth, and minimal litigation
Category: Business & Economics

101 Startup Lessons

Author : George Deeb
ISBN :
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 32.83 MB
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A comprehensive, one-stop read for entrepreneurs who want actionable learnings about a wide range of startup and digital-related topics from George Deeb, a serial entrepreneur and partner at Red Rocket Ventures. The book is a startup executive's strategic "playbook", with "how-to" lessons about business in general, sales, marketing, technology, operations, human resources, finance, fund raising and more, including many case studies herein. We have demystified and synthesized the information an entrepreneur needs to strategize, fund, develop, launch and market their businesses. Join the 100,000+ readers who have already benefitted from this book, freely available and continuously updated on the Red Rocket Blog website. TESTIMONIALS David Rabjohns, Founder & CEO at MotiveQuest "George's passion, ideas and involvement with MotiveQuest has been "game changing" for us. From jumpstarting our sales and marketing plans and team, to productizing our business and procedures, Red Rocket has had an immediate and meaningful impact from day one. I highly recommend Red Rocket. If you want to grow, strap on the Red Rocket.“ Tyler Spalding, Founder & CEO at StyleSeek "Red Rocket has been a great investor for our business and vocal champion of our brand. As a proven entrepreneur himself, George has provided valuable insights and recommendations on how to best build my business. Red Rocket would be a great partner in helping build your business.“ Seth Rosenberg, SVP at Camping World "Red Rocket helped us do a high level assessment of our e-commerce efforts and assisted with the development of a digital strategy and marketing plan. Red Rocket identified some immediate opportunities, which we are implementing. I am pleased to recommend Red Rocket for your e-commerce and digital marketing needs.“ Andrew Hoog, Founder and CEO at viaForensics "As viaForensics experienced significant growth, we recognized the need for an experienced advisor with start-up chops who could help us refine critical steps in our transition from a service company to a product-based company. Red Rocket's expertise in growth planning including organizational structure, financial modeling and competitive analysis were instrumental in refining our strategy. He helped facilitate key decisions the management team needed to make in order to take the company to the next level. We are very pleased with Red Rocket's contributions to viaForensics and highly recommend his services to other start-ups facing similar growth.“ Jerry Freeman, Founder & CEO at PaletteApp “Red Rocket has been a key instigator in helping raise funds for PaletteApp. They have helped me tremendously in realizing what an investor wants to see and how best to present it. George has great experience and understanding of how to fund and launch a new company. We feel fortunate that he has thrown his hat into our arena.” Scott Skinger, CEO at TrainSignal "Red Rocket helped us in a variety of ways, from financial modeling to introductions to lenders. Their biggest win was helping us do preliminary investigative research on one of our competitors, that ultimately sparked a dialog that lead to the $23.6MM sale of our business to that company. We couldn't be more happy with Red Rocket's involvement with our business. Overall, a great advisor to have in your corner."
Category: Business & Economics

Startup Lessons 102 202

Author : George Deeb
ISBN :
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 86.76 MB
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This is the follow up book from the best selling 101 Startup Lessons—An Entrepreneur’s Handbook. These Startup Lessons #102-#202 continue the startup learnings as a comprehensive, one-stop read for entrepreneurs who want actionable learnings about a wide range of startup and digital-related topics from George Deeb, a serial entrepreneur and partner at Red Rocket Ventures. The book is a startup executive's strategic "playbook", with "how-to" lessons about business in general, sales, marketing, technology, operations, human resources, finance, fund raising and more, including many case studies herein. We have demystified and synthesized the information an entrepreneur needs to strategize, fund, develop, launch and market their businesses. Join the 400,000+ readers who have already benefitted from these books, freely available and continuously updated on the Red Rocket Blog website.
Category: Business & Economics

Financing High Tech Startups

Author : Robin P. G. Tech
ISBN : 9783319661551
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 45.71 MB
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This book examines the adverse effects of complexity, information asymmetries, transaction costs, and uncertainty on investors’ decision making. It suggests mitigating those effects using appropriate and matching signals, and analyzes a sample of 903 German startups to quantitatively highlight the distinct financing patterns and characteristics of high-tech startups. It then investigates the reasons for these patterns on the basis of a qualitative study that includes 34 interviews with investors and entrepreneurs in the US and Germany and an international expert panel. Lastly, it presents a framework that matches complexity factors with appropriate productive signals.
Category: Business & Economics

The Lean Enterprise

Author : Trevor Owens
ISBN : 9781118852187
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 86.19 MB
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#1 Amazon Bestseller in Lean Management Discover the methods of lean startups that can revolutionize large organizations and their products Even in a tough economic climate, the startup business community has found a way to create innovative, game-changing products in shockingly short timeframes. So why should larger, more established companies take notice? Because they have everything to gain when they examine and adopt the strategies, tools, and attitudes of these smaller competitors. The Lean Enterprise presents a groundbreaking design for revolutionizing larger organizations, one that draws on the ingenious tenets and practices espoused by the startup community. The guidelines in this book will help companies shake the lethargy, bureaucracy, and power struggles that plague large organizations and hold them back from true innovation. At the heart of this resource is a comprehensive, practical approach based on methods, timetables, compensation, financial investment, and case studies that reveal the startup mentality. Respected thought leaders in lean startup methodologies, the authors cover successful enterprise development, development innovation labs, corporate venture arms, and acquisition and integration of startups. Essential reading for entrepreneurs, product managers, executives and directors in Forbes 2000 organizations, and board members Presents the tools and methodologies large businesses need to compete with a new generation of highly-empowered entrepreneurs Covers lean startup culture and principles and identifies the behaviors that arestunting growth at large enterprises Offers a comprehensive, practical approach for developing exciting products and services and opening vast new markets Don't be mystified by the success of startups. Master the methods of this new generation of entrepreneurs and compete on a level playing field.
Category: Business & Economics

Startup Boards

Author : Brad Feld
ISBN : 9781118516829
Genre : Business & Economics
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An essential guide to understanding the dynamics of a startup'sboard of directors Let's face it, as founders and entrepreneurs, you have a lot onyour plate—getting to your minimum viable product, developingcustomer interaction, hiring team members, and managing theaccounts/books. Sooner or later, you have a board of directors,three to five (or even seven) Type A personalities who seek yourattention and at times will tell you what to do. While you might behesitant to form a board, establishing an objective outside groupis essential for startups, especially to keep you on track, callyou out when you flail, and in some cases, save you fromyourself. In Startup Boards, Brad Feld—a Boulder,Colorado-based entrepreneur turned-venture capitalist—shareshis experience in this area by talking about the importance ofhaving the right board members on your team and how to manage themwell. Along the way, he shares valuable insights on various aspectsof the board, including how they can support you, help youunderstand your startup's milestones and get to them faster, andhold you accountable. Details the process of choosing board members, includinginterviewing many people, checking references, and remembering thatthere should be no fear in rejecting a wrong fit Explores the importance of running great meetings, mixingsocial time with business time, and much more Recommends being a board member yourself at some otherorganization so you see the other side of the equation Engaging and informative, Startup Boards is a practicalguide to one of the most important pieces of the startuppuzzle.
Category: Business & Economics

Startup Life

Author : Brad Feld
ISBN : 9781118493861
Genre : Business & Economics
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Real life insights on what it takes to make it in a relationshipwith an entrepreneur Entrepreneurs are always on the go, looking for the next"startup" challenge. And while they lead very intensely rewardinglives, time is always short and relationships are oftenlong-distant and stressed because of extended periods apart. Copingwith these, and other obstacles, are critical if an entrepreneurand their partner intend on staying together—and stayinghappy. In Startup Life, Brad Feld—a Boulder,Colorado-based entrepreneur turned-venture capitalist—shareshis own personal experiences with his wife Amy, offering a seriesof rich insights into successfully leading a balanced life as ahuman being who wants to play as hard as he works and who wants tobe as fulfilled in life and in work. With this book, Feld distillshis twenty years of experience in this field to addresses how thevillage of startup people can put aside their workaholic ways andlead rewarding lives in all respects. Includes real-life examples of entrepreneurial couples who havehad successful relationships and what works for them Provides practical advice for adapting to change and overcomingthe inevitable ups and downs associated with the entrepreneuriallifestyle Written by Brad Feld, a thought-leader in this field who hasbeen an early-stage investor and successful entrepreneur for morethan twenty years While there's no "secret formula" to relationship success in theworld of the entrepreneur, there are ways to making navigation ofthis territory easier. Startup Life is a well-rounded guidethat has the insights and advice you need to succeed in both yourpersonal and business life.
Category: Business & Economics