Founder Weekly - Issue 501

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General

8 Product Hurdles Every Founder Must Clear
Repeat PM turned first-time founder Ryan Glasgow addresses the tough product questions every founder faces, from segmenting the market and iterating on early MVPs, to finding product/market fit and spinning up a second product.

A decade and a half of instability: The history of Google messaging apps
Sixteen years after the launch of Google Talk, Google messaging is still a mess.

Big Tech Thought It Had A Billion Users In The Bag. Now It Might Be Forced To Make Hard Choices To Get Them.
Long viewed as the world’s biggest market for “the next billion users,” India is fast becoming Silicon Valley’s biggest headache.

This 12-year-old coder is set to earn over $400,000 after about 2 months selling NFTs


Marketing, Sales and PR

The Momentum Canyon: From Traction to Growth
Momentum is everything in startups. It creates the Universal Growth Loop. But just like with any  growth loop , the loop can work for you or against you. The effects aren't linear, they compound. That means losing momentum doesn't make things incrementally harder, it makes them exponentially harder

How to Build a Go-to-Market Strategy in 8 Steps
Most new products fail—we’ve all heard that. But the better you prepare your product and yourself for the product launch, the better your chances of escaping that disheartening statistic.

The Conversion Marketing Funnel
How to Unlock More Leads, Sales & Revenue with A Personalized Sales Funnel.


Money and Finance

The Present & Future State of Gaming Venture Capital
Matt Dion explores the present and future state of gaming venture capital: the macro trends driving the growing interest in games investing, why VCs are seeing game studios as venture-scalable investments, and where the world of games-focused investing will head in the future.

Amid private market shifts, growth equity and venture debt emerge
In this article, PitchBook analysts highlight the blurring lines between VC and PE, as well as the growing prominence of new-school investment strategies like growth equity and venture debt.


Startups of the Week

Compound Foods
Sustainably producing the world's first beanless coffee.

Ocoya
A marketing platform to help you create and schedule content, run and analyse your campaigns from one place.


Tips, Tools and Services

Two essential metrics for a SaaS startup
Dave Kellogg, SaaS consultant, advisor, and blogger breaks down the essential SaaS metrics for startups.

‘Sleep is venture capital’: employers wake up to benefits of a nap
After lockdown some businesses understand better how flexible working hours enhance productivity.
 
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