POD OF THE WEEK: From our good buddy David Skok, choosing the right metrics for the right growth stage.
BONUS: Spread the word! LAUNCH Scale conference is October 7-8 in San Francisco. Designed for founders to learn next-level growth and fundraising strategies from the best founders and investors in Silicon Valley. They are giving away the first 1,000 tickets to founders for free. launchscale.net/founderpass
POD OF THE WEEK: From Y-Combinator. A short and sweet (sub 2 minute) snippet of what successful Founders choose to focus on.
BONUS: This one is a hilarious Chrome Extension featured on Product Hunt called Netflix Hangouts. It basically disguises Netflix in a fake four-person conference call. Such a terrible idea!
POD OF THE WEEK: From SaaStr a practical perspective on the frameworks that can help SaaS businesses move upmarket.
BONUS: Share with anyone traveling to the US. Watch out AirBnB and WeLive, Sonder is a startup that rents serviced, furnished apartments in hip urban neighborhoods - they raised $225 million this week (with a valuation north of $1 billion). The company says it tripled the number of rentable units in its online marketplace last year to top 8,500 spaces in 20 cities.
POD OF THE WEEK: From Y-Combinator. Great discussion on organizing and running Growth Teams. A fantastic discussion on what to do beyond founder-salesian a startup.
BONUS: Y-Combinator run a (FREE!) online course for founders called Startup School (FUN FACT: Thematic were recruited into the physical Y-Combinator Accelerator from this online class and are featured on the landing page). The 10 week course begins July 22, 2019 (Did I mention it’s FREE for everyone to participate). Registration here.