Even the most experienced entrepreneurs know that you never reach a stage in your career, or in life for that matter, where you stop learning. The internet gives us access to some of the best tools available to further our learning, often at absolutely no cost.
Some of the best resources for learning about life as a startup founder are the blogs written by seasoned entrepreneurs, angels, and venture capitalists. These investors were often entrepreneurs beforehand, and provide key insights to what it takes to successfully run a business. No matter your age, niche, industry, or phase in the entrepreneurial game, this list will help to direct you to the right blogs for your specific needs.
Here are 10 blogs that every founder should be reading.
FeldThoughts is the personal website of Brad Feld, a managing director at Foundry Group in Colorado. Posts on FeldThoughts cover a variety of topics from startup best practices to Feld’s personal life. His archive of posts is well-categorized and tagged, making it easy to find information on a problem you may be having.
Bothsides of the Table
Mark Suster’s blog Bothsides of the Table delivers on its name in that Suster shares insight from the perspective of both the founder and the investor. Suster also runs an interview show called BothSidesTV that is worth checking out.
Redpoint VC Tomasz Tunguz maintains a great blog on fundraising and the lifecycle of a startup. Posts are generally data-heavy, including graphs and charts showing trends in a particular market or sector. His insight on startup benchmarks will be particularly helpful for first-time founders.
For Entrepreneurs is a blog by David Skok, of Matrix Partners. Skok often posts proprietary industry survey results and provides great details on SaaS startups, especially. Enterprise and general B2B startups should get a lot out of this blog.
Open Source Venture Capital
Subtitled “How I learned to stop worrying and love entrepreneurs,” Open Source Venture Capital is the blog of Fred Destin, of Accel in London. While his posts are infrequent, they are often long and very detailed. The posts are great to read on your commute or on a short flight.
Hunter Walk | 99% Humble, 1% Brag
Hunter Walk is an early stage investor with Homebrew. His blog is a good read for young entrepreneurs and anyone trying to figure out what it takes to get their company off the ground. There are also a few interesting posts on how VC funds operate too.
Ben’s Blog is the blog of Ben Horowitz, the latter half of VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. The blog offers wisdom to entrepreneurs and more traditional professionals as well, plus he starts every post with rap lyrics. Posts are short enough to be easily digestible but provide serious value.
The Angel VC
Thoughts on Internet startups, SaaS and early-stage investing from Christoph Janz at Point Nine Capital. The Angel VC is a blog with news, information, and commentary about venture capital and entrepreneurship.
Red Rocket Ventures
A place for entrepreneurs to learn and engage on various topics and lessons with the Partners at Red Rocket Ventures. The blog is an executive’s strategic “playbook”, with actionable “how-to” lessons on a wide range of startup and digital-related topics, including business, strategy, sales, marketing, technology, operations, human resources, finance, fundraising and more.
Startup Professionals Musings
The Startup Professionals Musings is about selected ideas and assistance to entrepreneurs and startup founders in finding business ideas, funding, executive mentoring, and business networking to incorporate a business, file patents, add an advisory board and address operational issues.
What are some of your favorite entrepreneur blogs?
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