Linh Han

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Paul Graham Shares Lessons Learned From 630+ YC Startups, But Don’t Expect Him To Launch His Own

After a long tenure at the helm of Y Combinator — during which a summer “bootcamp” for undergrads turned into a Silicon Valley institution, pioneering the “seed accelerator” model and inspiring a new league of tech-focused business incubators — Paul Graham announced last week that he will soon be …

Getting Your Small Business to Scale Like a Tech Startup

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the world of entrepreneurs, it seems the ecosystem of small businesses and startups are converging more than ever.<p>As the founders of tech startup Bolstr -- an investment marketplace focused on small businesses -- we’ve spoken …

Small Business

Your Crowdfunding Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

2 min read<p>If you are looking to raise money for your company -- or keep up at cocktail parties -- you should have a few facts about crowdfunding up your sleeve.<p>Crowdfunding is a way of raising money for a new venture by soliciting small donations from many people online. The biggest platforms in …

Startups

6 Tips to Create a Top-Notch Crowdfunding Video

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One major key to crowdfunding success is by creating a good video that sells your campaign to potential donors. In fact including a video will up your chances of success to 50 percent, according to Kickstarter. You don’t need to …

Crowd Funding

A good story is the key to any pitch

When it comes to putting together your pitch deck and preparing for an investor meeting, there are countless articles and advice you can refer to. …

Product > Strategy > Business Model

One of the mistakes I see entrepreneurs make is they move to business model before locking down strategy. The way I like to think about this is get …

Forget the Product, Start Focusing on the Model

<i><br>“It is the customer who determines what a business is.”</i> <br>– Peter Drucker, The Practice of Management<p>The product is only the beginning, yet many …

Hunting for Habits: Keying in on smart design to make a product irresistible

<i>Nir’s Note: In this guest post, Ryan Hoover describes the design decisions and strategies used to build a habit-forming product, largely influenced</i> …

Ideal first round funding terms

My last 2 posts were about things to avoid, so I thought it might be helpful to follow up with something more positive. Having been part of or …

Founder vesting

The most important term in a startup term sheet that no one seems to think carefully about is <i>founder vesting</i>. There are two key points about …

Fast-growing database startup MemSQL raises $35M

MemSQL, the database startup founded by former Facebook employees Eric Frenkiel and Nikita Shamgunov, has raised a $35 million series B round of …

7 Signs You're Not Entrepreneur Material

Finally ready to take the plunge? Don't--if any of these signs look familiar.<p>You've always dreamed about starting your own business. So you've read the books, listened to the cautionary tales, and worked through some checklists. You've done your homework.<p>You feel sure that owning your own business …

Business Strategy