Do More Faster

Techstars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup

Ranked #70 in Venture Capital

Practical advice from some of today's top early stage investors and entrepreneurs TechStars is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator with operations in three U.S. cities. Once a year in each city, it funds about ten Internet startups with a small amount of capital and surrounds them with around fifty top Internet entrepreneurs and investors. Historically, about seventy-five percent of the companies that go through TechStars raise a meaningful amount of angel or venture capital. Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup is a collection of advice that comes... more

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Joel Gascoigne There is so much great content packed into this book across all aspects of a start: ideas, execution, culture, hiring, firing, fundraising, product, metrics, incorporation, work-life balance. It is a book I can highly recommend if you're interested in or are getting started with a startup. Brad Feld and David Cohen are super smart and have a lot of experience, and it shows. I especially loved the chapter titled "If you want money, ask for advice". It's something I've tried to apply ever since reading the book. I've found that genuinely seeking advice is often more productive and leads to more... (Source)

Nelson Chu It will give you a lot of ideas how to be more productive. (Source)

Magda Marcu My career path took many turns over the years, and in the end I think that my core prevailed. As an entrepreneur, one must be a dreamer, a risk-taker, an agent of change and not be afraid of barriers. For young people interested in that, I recommend a few great books recommended to me by the Techstars incubator when my company Sailo went through their program: “Do more faster” “The Lean Startup” “Venture Deals” (Source)

Jilliene Helman If you're truly really, really early stage and you're just getting started, there's different books than I think if you are growing a company or nearing 100 employees or like the challenges are different. I'd say like in the very, very early days my favorite book was Do More Faster, which is the tech star's book about how to get a company off the ground and pitfalls and all those kinds of things. Now, I really like reading books more about how people created the vision of their company and how people created the culture of their company, and how people grew exponentially, so it just depends... (Source)

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