Marc Andreessen’s The Pmarca Guide to Startups is a very good guide addressing the issues a high-tech startup founder will be facing.
- Part 1: Why not to do a startup
- part 2: When the VCs say “no”
- part 3: “But I don’t know any VCs!”
- part 4: The only thing that matters
- part 5: The Moby Dick theory of big companies
- part 6: How much funding is too little? Too much?
- part 7: Why a startup’s initial business plan doesn’t matter that much
- part 8: Hiring, managing, promoting, and firing executives
- part 9: How to hire a professional CEO
The post are quite long (except the last one), but comprehensive. Definitely a must for any wannabe-founder like me.
What do you do after you’ve had your mind-blowingly-simple-but-extraordinarily-unique idea for a web startup? I really hadn’t put too much thought into it, before I read Matt Rogers’ articles on bootstrapping and the functional specification. Good advice for anyone from a person who’s just gone through the process.