Founder Weekly - Issue 488

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Welcome to issue 488 of Founder Weekly. Let's get straight to the links this week.
General

Starting a Company in a Space You’re Not an Expert in
From the importance of founder naivety, to seeking out the doubters, to rigorously assessing founder/market fit, Irving Fain shares his lessons from building a company in a space he wasn't an expert in, as well as other takeaways from the earliest days at his startup, Bowery Farming.

The Story of Atrium
Justin Kan shares the lessons learned from failures with Atrium's, which lost $75 million in 36 months.

Reducing Product Risk and Removing the MVP Mindset
If the documented “best practices” take too long or are too expensive, how do you approach different product situations? This post shares a few frameworks that can help you. 

Caught in the Study Web
Exploring Gen Z’s Ambitious and Anxiety-Fuelled Pursuit of Straight A’s Across YouTube, TikTok, Discord, and Twitter.

SaaStr Enterprise 2021 Talks
SaaStr Enterprise is a flagship digital event where top executives and leaders driving innovation in the Cloud share their playbooks on scaling your business to market and sell to the enterprise.

Silicon Valley's Social App and Teen Obsession

Retailtainment: a deep dive into the new shopping experiences


Marketing, Sales and PR

How Gusto Uses Content To Take On Existing SaaS Giants
Gusto is going to bat against the existing SaaS giants, using content. Free tools and a sectionalized blog are just two ways they’re able to take on the giants.

Increase organic traffic exponentially using keyword clusters
Increase organic traffic exponentially using keyword clusters using a modern AI-driven approach. In this case study, we will show you how we did it.

The Best Execution for Your Link Building Campaigns
Paddy Moogan of Aira takes a deep dive into the 2021 State of Link Building Survey data (one of the largest datasets of it's kind in the industry) to uncover and dissect the top performing link building execution methods and how you can apply them to your program to get outsized results for your next campaign.


Money and Finance

SaaS Fundraising Handbook
Be Fully Prepared for Your Company’s Next Fundraise.

Everything You Need to Know About Angel Investors
Connecting with the right kind of Angel can be the answer to an entrepreneur’s prayers.

How I raised a $11M seed as a first-time, female, solo founder for a biotech moonshot 


Startups of the Week

Skiff
End-to-end encryption for your work. Skiff is a privacy-first collaboration platform with expiring links, secure workspaces, and password protection.

Collectable
The #1 Fractional Investing Platform for Sports.


Tips, Tools and Services

Managing Up - Lessons From Scaling Teams at Credit Karma and Lyft

50 Tips to Improve User Interface

How (not) to miss a deadline
 
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