Probably one of the most straightforward crash courses on startup funding I’ve read, Paul Graham has written a must-read article on How to Fund a Startup. It’s a good twenty-minute read, but if you are an entrepreneur looking to or thinking about funding this article will be well worth your time. And other than rambling on, I’m going to simply point you in the right direction and leave you with a couple of my favorite snippets from How to Fund A Startup:
“Fear of failure is an extraordinarily powerful force. Usually it prevents people from starting things, but once you publish some definite ambition, it switches directions and starts working in your favor.”
“Competitors punch you in the jaw, but investors have you by the balls.”
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I started reading blogs on a daily basis about 6 months ago and I am amazed at how much information is available through the Blogosphere. Even though there is plenty of noise (aka crap) out there, I continually find myself reading more useful information from blogs than I do through any other source. Even while searching Google for random topics on ‘Whether to bootstrap or Fund’, ‘Angel Investing’, ‘Venture Capital’ or whatever, it seems that somehow I always find my way to a blog post. I can remember even a few years back when I’d be researching a topic, and find myself on Wikipedia or this or that.com, but now 75% of the information I find is through blogs.
Great there’s a lot of information on blogs, what’s your point?
Point is, that out of the hundreds of blog posts I’ve read, Seth Godin consistently posts the best blogs. (The keyword I want to impress here is “consistently”.) Full of information and value, I have yet to be disappointed, or left without having gained something from one of his posts. What blows my mind is that he posts new blogs everyday, sometimes twice a day! How does he do it?
Regardless, if you haven’t subscribed to Seth’s Blog yet, do it. If you call yourself an entrepreneur this stuff is mandatory reading.
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