The Art of Shipping Early and Often

When you’re going through Y Combinator, one piece of advice you receive is to “ship early” — to launch well before you think you’re ready.

A Letter to College Students

I often talk to people who want to start startups in their late 20s and 30s, but can’t.

Ignoring the Wiggles

With all the recent gyrations in the stock market, I started thinking about one of my favorite phrases in investing: “Don’t stare at the wiggles.”

Hardware, Less Hard

How can hardware startups compete in the software-centric startup world? With iteration time measured in days rather than seconds, the burden of marginal costs, and often unexpected hurdles…

A Minimum Viable Product Is Not a Product, It’s a Process

An MVP is not just a product with half of the features chopped out, or a way to get the product out the door a little earlier.

On Innovating in Email

Two years ago, I started working on [Front](, a multiplayer version of Gmail.

A Guide to Seed Fundraising

Why Raise Money – When to Raise Money – How Much to Raise? – Financing Options – Convertible Debt – Safe – Equity – Valuation – Investors Crowdfunding…

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