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
In the expansive realm of startups, navigating team dynamics can be both exhilarating and challenging. The “Startup Library: Team” is your comprehensive guide, a reservoir of insights tailored to address team-based issues and fortify your understanding of collaborative endeavors. Whether you’re delving into equity calculations to ensure fair distributions or seeking to shield your venture with NDA documentation, this resource offers a curated list of points to empower your team journey. It’s your go-to compass, aiding in the exploration and mastery of the intricate landscapes of startup team dynamics.
Select Co-Founders Guide, by Naval Ravikant
The Formula of Equity, from Buffer Inc.
The Formula of Salary, from Buffer Inc.
KISS: Debt and Equity Docs, from 500 Startups
NDA for Employee, [Template]
STARTUP LIBRARY. 101
Embarking on the entrepreneurial journey and feeling a bit lost? Fear not, as the “Startup Library: 101” is here to guide you through the fundamentals. If you find yourself wondering, “Don’t know what Startup means, here is a 101 guide for you.” This curated resource is your initiation into the world of startups, providing essential insights and practical wisdom. From deciphering the startup lexicon to unraveling the intricacies of launching your own venture, consider this library your foundational companion on the path to startup success. Let’s turn uncertainty into opportunity, one startup lesson at a time.
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
Step into the “Startup Library: Business Model,” your go-to resource for mastering the foundational elements of startup success. Need clarity on the intricacies of startup business models? Look no further. This curated collection provides crucial insights and actionable advice to guide you through the process. Check some of the basic points regarding startup business models to move forward with. Whether you’re exploring revenue strategies, customer acquisition, or refining your value proposition, this library serves as your comprehensive guide. Embrace these fundamental principles to sculpt a robust and scalable business model, setting the stage for your startup’s triumphant journey.
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
Growth Ceiling Calculator, [Tool]
ROI 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?
In the dynamic realm of startups, crafting a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a pivotal step towards success. In the “How to Build an MVP?” guide, we unravel the intricacies of this essential process. The basic points regarding MVP building by other authors are distilled here, presented as a valuable resource for your startup journey. Yes, we are not hiding content-based competitors. Embrace and leverage the collective wisdom to propel your MVP from concept to reality. This guide serves as your compass, offering insights into ideation, development, and iteration. Seize the opportunity to absorb knowledge from various perspectives and embark on your MVP-building adventure with confidence.
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]
In the dynamic landscape of startups, acquiring the necessary funds is often the linchpin of success. Welcome to the “Startup Fundraising” guide, where we delve into the intricate art of securing the financial fuel your startup needs. “Cash-cash-cash – that’s what all of us need, isn’t it?” echoes the universal sentiment of entrepreneurs. To aid you in this pivotal journey, we’ve compiled a set of invaluable resources. From identifying potential investors to crafting compelling pitches, this guide provides insights and tools to navigate the fundraising terrain. Embrace these resources, each a stepping stone towards turning your startup vision into a funded reality. Let’s decode the secrets of successful fundraising together.
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
Welcome to the “StartupLibrary: Low-Cost Marketing,” your compass in the realm of cost-effective promotion for startups. Recognizing the universal need for marketing—be it for apps, websites, or any entrepreneurial venture—we present a curated set of resources to empower your marketing endeavors. “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).” This guide is your toolkit, offering insights into budget-friendly strategies, DIY tips, and essential practices to elevate your startup’s visibility without breaking the bank. Explore these resources, and let’s embark on a journey to amplify your startup’s presence in the digital landscape.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
The Startup Library is a curated collection of resources, including articles, templates, and tools, designed to assist entrepreneurs and startup founders in various aspects of their journey
The Startup Library is free to access, and no subscription is required. Simply visit [Your Startup Library URL] to explore the wealth of information available.
The library features valuable articles from renowned figures such as Sam Altman, Paul Graham, Sequoia Capital, Mike Butcher, Naval Ravikant, and others in the VC ecosystem.
Absolutely! The Startup Library includes a dedicated section called “Startup Library: 101,” specifically tailored for those new to entrepreneurship. It covers foundational insights and practical wisdom.
Yes, the library includes tools and templates such as equity and salary formulas, NDA templates, business model ideas, questionnaire tools, and financial planning resources.
The “Startup Library: Team” provides insights into team-based issues, equity calculations, NDA documentation, and more, offering a comprehensive guide for navigating the complexities of startup team dynamics.
Yes, the “Startup Fundraising” guide offers resources on identifying investors, creating compelling pitches, avoiding fundraising mistakes, and provides templates like the Two-Page Term Sheet.
The “How to Build an MVP?” guide offers insights from various authors on ideation, development, and iteration of Minimum Viable Products. It includes practical advice from experts in the startup community.
The “StartupLibrary: Low-Cost Marketing” is a toolkit that provides tips, strategies, and essential practices to amplify your startup’s visibility without significant costs.