Founder Weekly - Issue 483

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Counterintuitive Lessons on How to Get Better as You Scale, From Twilio’s Jeff Lawson
13 years after Twilio first launched, CEO and co-founder Jeff Lawson opens up about the peaks and valleys to share a set of unconventional company building lessons on how to get better as you scale — from introducing new products and refining go-to-market strategies, to focusing annual planning and making post-mortems more effective.

The CEO That Jeff Bezos Called “His Teacher”
Amazon's former consumer boss breaks down the systems behind the success of Amazon, Prime, Alexa, and AWS.

Founders: Being Busy Doesn’t Mean You’re Being Productive
The most productive founders do these five things on a daily basis.

‘In this world, social media is everything’: how Dubai became the planet’s influencer capital
Once a small port on the edge of a desert, Dubai is now a magnet for reality stars and a jet set crowd looking to beat the vaccine queue. But do the filtered images tell the whole story?

In MBS’s Saudi Arabia, tech, not oil, is the hot new thing
As Riyadh vies to be a tech hub, young Saudis find new cachet in the startup scene.

A Path to the Minimum Viable Product

Should You Pay Attention To Competitors? It Depends On Your Company’s Conflict.


Marketing, Sales and PR

Between Sales and Product: Building Out Self-Serve and Customer Experience at Notion & Dropbox
Kate Taylor spent 8 years at Dropbox leading their SMB revenue and scaled sales operation) and is now the Head of Customer Experience at Notion. Here, she shares actionable tactics on getting product-led growth, self-serve and customer service right — from how to build a tighter product feedback loop, to lessons from pricing and packaging experiments.

Your website is your most important marketing asset. Here's how to build it right the 1st time.
How to make sure your website is your GTM source of truth & why you should just use Webflow.

How to Use & Reduce Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC)


Money and Finance

The B2B Marketplace Funding Napkin 2021
What does it take to raise capital, in B2B marketplaces, in 2021?


Startups of the Week

Card Curator
Optimize your credit card spending so you get maximum rewards to use for cash back, charitable giving, and travel. We do the work to find and recommend the best credit cards so you can earn $3,000 - $5,000 or more per year on average.

PowerX
Save Money, Control Your Utilities, Save The Planet. PowerX gives you unprecedented knowledge and control of your home’s utility usage, saving you real money from day one.

Misfits Market
Fight food waste with organic produce and sustainably sourced pantry staples delivered to your door—up to 40% off grocery store prices.

Weav
The universal API for commerce platforms. 


Tips, Tools and Services

SaaS Metrics
A collection of articles and interactive models, to help you understand the metrics that matter to your SaaS business.

Untold Secrets of Startup Boards
Practical FAQs for CEOs and founders of startups, on how to better manage their board and organize their board meetings.

5 Lessons learned from growing a PM team in a hyper-growth startup
Starting to feel the pain of not having product managers? Read this!
 
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