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Startup Playbook

Sam Altman

Sam from Y Combinator wrote this handy Startup Playbook for people new to the world of startups.

Andrew Chen's Blog

Andrew Chen

Andrew is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and previously led Rider Growth teams at Uber. His blog covers mobile, metrics, and growth.

Tomasz Tunguz's Blog

Tomasz Tunguz

Tomasz writes daily, data-driven blog posts about key questions facing startups.

Ben Horowitz's Blog

Ben Horowitz

Ben is a serial entrepreneur and a cofounder and general partner of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.

Product Hunt

Product Hunt

Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day.

Tech Crunch

Tech Crunch

TechCrunch is widely regarded as the leading online publisher of startup and technology industry news.

Hacker News

Y Combinator

Hacker News is a social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship. It is run by Paul Graham's investment fund and startup incubator, Y Combinator.

On Startups

Dharmesh Shah

Dharmesh is a serial entrepreneur and currently the cofounder and CTO of HubSpot. On Startups has some seriously useful info for founders.

Both Sides of the Table

Mark Suster

Mark sold his last company to Salesforce and is an entrepreneur turned VC. His blog provides useful lessons for founders and covers entrepreneurship and tech news.

Paul Grahams Blog

Paul Graham

Paul is a cofounder of Y Combinator and the essays on his blog are a must read for every entrepreneur.

forEnterpreneurs Blog

David Skok

David Skok is a five time entrepreneur and VC and his blog forEntrepreneurs offers in-depth, tactical advice on the key issues founders face.

Online Marketing Made Easy

Amy Porterfield

Expert interviews, mini execution plans, and intimate behind-the-scenes secrets from Porterield's biggest launches.

Girlboss Radio

Sophia Amoruso

On each episode of the podcast, Sophia interviews boundary-pushing women who've made their mark—eschewing polite conversation and extracting solid advice from the lessons they've learned along the way.

Startups For the Rest of Us

Mike Taber & Rob Walling

The podcast that helps developers be awesome at launching software products.

Entrepreneurs on Fire

John Leed Dumas

Dumas begins his podcasts by asking his guests about their biggest failures. From there, they discuss their Aha! moments. Since launching he has spoken with over 700 entrepreneurs.

The Tim Ferriss Show

Tim Ferriss

Each episode, Ferriss deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.

500 Startups Podcast

500 Startups

Weekly interviews and talks with startup founders, influencers and entrepreneurs.

Y Combinator Podcast

Y Combinator

Y Combinator's new podcast on starting a startup.

Women Who Startup Radio

Lizelle van Vuuren & Krista Morgan

The Women Who Startup Radio podcast celebrates, connects, and empowers women who startup, women founders, women who code, women in tech and women entrepreneurs.

How To Start A Startup

Y Combinator & Stanford

Sam Altman and the folks from Y Combinator offer up an amazing course in "How To Start A Startup" at Stanford. Course includes lectures from: Sam Altman, Dustin Moskovitz, Paul Graham, Adora Cheung, Peter Thiel and many more.

Female Founder Stories

Y Combinator

Female Founder Stories is a collection of interviews with some of Y Combinator’s female alumni. Learn about things like how they got started, their experience at Y Combinator, their experience as female founders, and what they wish they'd known when they were younger.

Traction: How Startups Start

NextView Ventures

From early-stage VC NextView Ventures, Traction is a show about all the creative, clever, unusual, and downright brilliant ways entrepreneurs scrap their way to early results.

Open for Business

Ebay / Gimlet Creative

Learn about building a business from the ground up (NB: this series is discontinued).

The Pitch

Gimlet Media

Real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors—for real money.

How I Built This

Guy Raz

Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.

Masters of Scale

Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale is an original podcast hosted by LinkedIn Co-Founder and Greylock Partner Reid Hoffman showing how companies grow from zero to a gazillion.

The Startup Playbook

Rohit Bhargava

A great Aussie podcast series where Rohit interviews successful entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts on how they got started, the strategies they used to succeed and their advice to current and future entrepreneurs.

Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson

Venture Deals provides entrepreneurs and startup owners with a definitive reference for understanding venture capital funding. More than an overview of the process, this book delves into the details of the term sheet, the players, the negotiations, the legalities, and more, including what not to do.

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Sh*t Together: How to Run Your Business Without Letting it Run You

Sherry Walling and Rob Walling

Running a business is hard. It can ruin your health. It can ruin your relationships. It can ruin your life. But only if you don’t equip yourself for the journey. Learn how to stay sane, keep your s**t together, and ensure both you and your business thrive for years.

Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World

Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin, the founder and former CEO of Moz, reveals how traditional Silicon Valley "wisdom" leads far too many startups astray, with the transparency and humour that his hundreds of thousands of blog readers have come to love.

The Startup Playbook: Founder-to-Founder Advice From Two Startup Veterans

Rajat Bhargava and Will Herman

Featuring proven and repeatable tactics for refining your idea, team-building, raising money, developing a product or service, and more, this book is the essential guide containing everything you need to know as you take the journey from idea to successful startup.

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

Eric Ries

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company

Steve Blank and Bob Dorf

The Startup Owner's Manual walks you, step-by-step, through the tested and proven Customer Development process created by startup expert Steve Blank, unlocking the secrets to building a successful, scalable company.

The Mom Test: How to talk to customers & learn if your business is a good idea when everyone is lying to you

Rob Fitzpatrick

Talking to customers is one of the foundational skills of both Customer Development and Lean Startup. We all know we're supposed to do it, but it's hard to do it right. This book is going to show you how customer conversations go wrong and how you can do better.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie

This book offers practical advice and techniques for how to get out of a mental rut and make life more rewarding.

Sprint: How To Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Jake Knapp

Entrepreneurs and leaders face big questions every day: What’s the most important place to focus your effort, and how do you start? From three partners at Google Ventures, Sprint offers a unique five-day process for solving tough business problems.

Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent

Sydney Finkelstein

Superbosses shows the incredible impact that great managers can have, both on their employees and on entire industries.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Angela Duckworth

Pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth takes us on an eye-opening journey to discover the true qualities that lead to outstanding achievement.

Scaling Lean: Mastering the Key Metrics for Startup Growth

Ash Maurya

You've talked to customers. You've identified problems that need solving, and maybe even built a minimum viable product. But now there's a second bridge to cross. How do you tell whether your idea represents a viable business? Scaling Lean offers an invaluable blueprint for modelling startup success.

Zero to One

Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

Every new creation goes from 0 to 1. This book is about how to get there. Peter Thiel has built multiple breakthrough companies, and Zero to One shows how.

Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works (Lean Series)

Ash Maurya

We’re building more products than ever before, but most of them fail—not because we waste time, money, and effort building the wrong product. Running Lean outlines a systematic process for quickly vetting product ideas and raising our odds of success.

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

Ben Horowitz

Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup.

Allens Accelerate - A-Suite Legal Docs

Allens Linklaters

The A-Suite, is a set of tailored, high-quality legal documents for Australian startups that include guidance to help get your company up and running without a significant outlay of time or money. The A-Suite is available free of charge and on a fully open access basis. It includes templates for shareholders agreement, Privacy policy, website terms and conditions, IP Assignment and much more.

Seeing Both Sides

Jeff Bussgang

Jeff is a 2x entrepreneur, Harvard Business School Lecturer, and general partner at Flybridge Capital Partners. He writes about trends and developments in the startup community.

The Growth Show

HubSpot

The Turnaround is a series of stories about the companies who almost had to shutter their doors, but managed to launch an epic turnaround.

The Full Ratchet

Square 1 Bank

A Podcast dedicated to demystifying Venture Capital.

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days

Jessica Livingston

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days.

Pretotype It: Make sure you are building The Right It before you build It right

Alberto Savoia

Pretotype It: Make sure you are building the right 'it' before you build 'it' right. In this book, Alberto Savoia, a successful Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur, angel investor and former Google Engineering Director and Innovation Agitator, introduces the basic principles and tools of pretotyping along with many examples.