Alan Weinkrantz

26 Added | 2 Magazines | 10 Likes | 23 Following | 39 Followers | @alanweinkrantz | Rackspace Brand Amassador to Israel

Unit of Value™: A Framework for Scaling

Building out your go-to-market strategy<p>Before joining Greylock, I spent almost a decade at VMware working on building and bringing new technologies …

Cloud Foundry

Inside the Christian app boom

It turns out prayer and smartphone habits go well together<p>The American public is becoming less religious and less likely to attend church than in decades past, according to research like the Pew study released last month. But for Christians looking to spread the faith, there’s been a recent bright …

Apps

How I Drove 28k Views And Ranked On Page 1 In 30 Days Without Spending A Dollar

Back in October, I started working at Driftt and was given one job from the founders: build us an audience.<p>I was so pumped to be part of a team that …

19 truths about launching a startup

<i>A few things I tell all first-time startup founders to help accelerate revenue.</i><p>This is a follow up to “28 things I’d do differently next time …

Startups

Interview w/ Top Product Hunt Maker, Tal Shoham — Co-Founder of Evolero

The Full Stack Marketer’s Hierarchy of Needs

Much in the way Maslow’s famous hierarchy maps the most fundamental human needs, the <i>Full Stack Marketer</i> has their own set of needs to reach the …

The Ultimate Marketing Stack for Startups

This is how most early-stage startups pursue marketing: start an account on Twitter/Facebook/Snapchat, write some articles, cold-blast a bunch of …

Marketing

API-glue

<i>A new class of products is emerging — introducing Dexter.</i><p>As the number of products that expose APIs grows, the number of ways to combine them …

Microservices

Raising Capital — some Q’s you should be prepared to answer

<b>Raising Capital — some Q’s you should be prepared to answer</b><p>I’ve been writing a weekly column on entrepreneurship for Entreprenuer.com this month. My …

Chris Sacca’s Advice to Founders: Become the Best Storytellers

What I learned from meeting Uber & Instagram’s earliest investor<p>by Silvia Li (@lisamsilvia)<p>A man of ethics and full of charisma, Chris (@sacca) is …

Venture Capital

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Launching Your Startup in 2016

How to get early users instantly with limited time and money<p><i>Update:</i> <i>4 years and 1000 entrepreneurs later, here’s what we know about how to build a</i> …

So I watched Sam Altman’s “How to Start a Startup” in a single day

In the fall of 2014, Sam Altman President of Y-Combinator, taught a class at Stanford entitled “How to Start a Startup”. All lectures are online.<p>I’m …

Startups

Five Behaviors of Receptive Marketing

To understand receptive marketing, the five essential pieces of its practice must be broken down and presented with cause and effect.<p>Receptive …

3 smart ways to track competitors’ app

Well, you’re not alone! I mean odds are that you are targeting users who are attractive to other companies, so there are apps that compete with yours.<p>…

Stay In Your Overlaps

Your competitive advantage as a maker and/or an investor is your clarity and discipline around the overlaps of your interests and beliefs.<p>Aspiring …

Why Brand Building with Ballsy Content is Key to SEO

In the not-too-distant past, SEO experts paid little attention to online brand building. Why bother? The way SEO worked, brand wasn’t that important, …

Let’s Talk Money: For startups, 5 rules on when, why and how much to raise

Too much, too fast can be as bad as too little, too late.<p>Remember Color? In 2011, the photo-sharing app — which promised to let users view and share …

Eric Ries

My lean startup toolkit

The online tools I use to get ideas quickly & cheaply out into the world<p>It feels like we’re in a new period of easy-to-use online tools to test, …

Startups are hard. Don’t go it alone.

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that with the continuous growth in the number of startups (we’re seeing between 150 and 200 new seed opportunities …

Growth is Not a Hack

By Phin Barnes<p>When I hear about “growth hacks” and the self-proclaimed hackers who do this hacking, I am confused. The process of getting more …

We’re All From Here…

Startups from Nazareth Bring Generations of Business Wisdom and Experience to TAU Innovation Week / TLV Startup Challenge<p>In our travels to and from …

25 Questions I Ask About B2B Content Marketing – Jay Baer – Medium

25 Questions I Ask About B2B Content Marketing<p>At Convince & Convert we do a lot of content marketing strategy work for B2B companies.<p>And while every …

10 Principles of Startup Success You Can Learn From Sir Paul McCartney

There’s a lot your startup can learn from Sir Paul McCartney…<p>Here’s some basic principles that I believe have long applied way before we had the …

10 Lessons StartUps Can Learn From The Rolling Stones

50 Years of Story Telling With No Exit Can Still Lead to Earning a Nice Living and Having Fun in The World…<p><i>Note: this article first appeared</i> <i>in my</i> …

Do Pivots Matter?

<i>There’s a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure ’ Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings</i> Led Zeppelin — Stairway to Heaven<p>In late 2013 …