Hi Startupper, in addition to the tools we’ve shared previously 200+ resources for Startups to Use, we would like to share our startup library. In it, you can find the most valuable articles from Sam Altman, Paul Graham, Sequoia Capital, Mike Butcher, and some other players in the VC ecosystem. The library was created for entrepreneurs and startup founders as a set of useful templates, links, and tools. We are sure that your business would feel much better with it. What is more, it is free 🙂 and without any subscription.
STARTUP LIBRARY. TEAM
Once you are looking to solve a team-based issue or just wanna protect your own ass from team-based topics you can find a list of points starting from equity calculation up to NDA docs.
Select Co-Founders Guide, by Naval Ravikant
The Formula of Equity, from Buffer Inc.
Hire, Manage, and Fire Executives, by Marc Andreessen
The Formula of Salary, from Buffer Inc.
KISS: Debt and Equity Docs, from 500 Startups
NDA for Employee, [Template]
STARTUP LIBRARY. 101
Don’t know what Startup means, here is a 101 guide for you.
The Only Thing that Matters, by Marc Andreessen
How to Kickstarter, from Studio Neat
How to Get Startup Ideas, by Paul Graham
Create Great Products by Validating Your Idea First, by Hiten Shah
How to Start a Startup, by Paul Graham
Days are Long but The Decades are Short, by Sam Altman
Startup Playbook, by Sam Altman
Reconsider, from DHH
STARTUP LIBRARY. BUSINESS MODEL
Check some of the basic points regarding startup business models to move forward with.
How to Open Startups, [Resource]
16 Startup Metrics, by Jeff Jordan
Revenue Models of Web and Mobile apps, [Resource]
Competition is For Losers, a Video by Peter Thiel
ROI Calculator, [Tool]
Growth Ceiling Calculator, [Tool]
Financial Plan for SaaS 2.0, from Christoph Janz @ Point Nine Capital
Profitable Freemium Startup, by Andrew Chen
HOW TO BUILD AN MVP?
The basic points regarding MVP building by other authors. Yes, we are not hiding content-based competitors. Use as much as possible to boost your startup.
MVP (Minimum viable product), Video by Eric Ries
Great Product doesn’t Need to be Good, by Paul Buchheit
We Don’t Sell Saddles Here, by Stewart Butterfield
How I Build My MVP, by Pieter Levels
Get Paying Customers in 7 Weeks, by Joel Gascoigne
Costs Running, [Resource]
Cash-cash-cash – that’s what all of us need, isn’t it?
Fundraising Mistakes, by Sam Altman
Two-Page Term Sheet, [Template]
The Best Pitch Decks Collection, from Improve Presentation, Inc.
Raise Money, by Paul Graham
Business Plan. How to Write, from Sequoia Capital
Transparent Term Sheet, by Buffer, from Buffer Inc.
STARTUPLIBRARY. LOW-COST MARKETING
All of us need marketing. All apps need marketing. All websites need to be indexed in google. And here are some tips to look through before moving with your own marketing (sure, if you don’t have a marketer on board).
Slack’s Epic Launch Strategy or from 0 to $1B, by Stewart Butterfield;
Best Metrics For Digital Marketing: Rock Your Own And Rent Strategies, by Avinash Kaushik;
What to Use Instead of Press Release, by Mike Butcher;
Keyword Targeting and On-Page SEO Guide, by Rand Fishkin;
Blogging Without Killing Yourself, by Tim Ferriss;
Growth Model Of The Paid Acquisition, [Template]
If you have any other resources you would like to see in our start-up library, feel free to drop us a line.