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This year’s top essays on growth metrics, consumer psychology, Uber, push notifs, NPS, and more

This year’s top essays on growth metrics, consumer psychology, Uber, push notifs, NPS, and...

Readers, As you can tell, I’ve been a bit more active writing in the last few months. I wanted to do a quick roundup of my essays over the last year, in case you’ve missed any of them. I’ve published a number of guest essays and original writing on topics like growth metrics, consumer psych, the…
Update: I’m joining Andreessen Horowitz!

Update: I’m joining Andreessen Horowitz!

Hi readers, Big update: I’m joining Andreessen Horowitz as a general partner! Starting in April, I’m returning to my roots to invest in and help grow the next generation of startups. I’ll be focused on consumer startups, bottoms up SaaS, marketplaces, and more – utilizing my expertise in growth to launch and scale new companies.…
Startups are cheaper to build, but more expensive to grow – here’s why

Startups are cheaper to build, but more expensive to grow – here’s why

Startups should be getting cheaper to build. After all, the industry’s created several waves of innovation that’s supporting this across multiple layers in the stack: Open source software instead of paid developer tools AWS instead of your own datacenter Per-click ads instead of Superbowl commercials Off-the-shelf SaaS tools versus building your own App stores for efficient…
Growth is getting hard from intensive competition, consolidation, and saturation

Growth is getting hard from intensive competition, consolidation, and saturation

The end of the cycle One of the best essays written last year was Elad Gil’s End of Cycle? – referencing our most recent 2007-2017 run on mobile and web software, and the implications for investing, startups, and entrepreneurs. Although he doesn’t directly talk about it, the end of a tech cycle has major implications for launching…
Hello 2018! Books, essays, and more from the past year.

Hello 2018! Books, essays, and more from the past year.

Dear readers, 2017 was a big year, where we got Trump’s first(!) year in office, a renaissance in interest around cryptocurrencies, Brexit, Puerto Rico, and oh yeah, things got a little crazy at Uber too. I want to take a moment to share some of my writing from the past year, a few books I’ve…
10 years of professional blogging – what I’ve learned

10 years of professional blogging – what I’ve learned

1/ After 10+ years of publishing professional writing at https://t.co/ddc2F89IIV, I have a couple opinions on how to get your stuff read — Andrew Chen (@andrewchen) July 26, 2017 Building your personal bat signal I want to cross-pollinate a tweetstorm on lessons I’ve learned from a decade of professional writing. In a way, it’s a followup…
VIDEO: Three things you need to know to raise money in Silicon Valley

VIDEO: Three things you need to know to raise money in Silicon Valley

  Raising money is hard. And it’s even harder if you’re an entrepreneur from outside the Bay Area. Entrepreneurs from outside of Silicon Valley often struggle to raise money here. There’s issues with culture and style, differences in expectations, as well as our emphasis on growth over monetization. I’m reminded of this every time I…
How to build a billion dollar digital marketplace – examples from Uber, eBay, Craigslist, and more

How to build a billion dollar digital marketplace – examples from Uber, eBay, Craigslist,...

Marketplaces are easily underestimated When marketplaces get big, they can get really big. Some of the biggest tech successes ever – eBay, Airbnb, Alibaba, Uber – are marketplaces worth tens of billions of dollars each. And yet marketplaces often start small, in niches and weird corners of the Internet. As we all know, when eBay…
Startups and big cos should approach growth differently (Video)

Startups and big cos should approach growth differently (Video)

I recently did a video interview on the topic of how your growth strategy changes from being a small startup versus becoming a larger company. It’s hard to compete when you’re launching a new product and you have to think asymmetrically for your growth efforts to work. I walk through each stage, step by step, and talk…

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