BUILT TO LEARN This is the core feedback loop that powers startups. Their goal is not to optimize the time it takes to do any one of these steps. There are many specific practices that can power lean startups, and we’ll cover a few in this presentation. But more important than any specific practice is this core idea: startups should be built to learn.
Startup 2.0: A Silicon Valley Story Sourcing, Selecting & Engineering Better Startups via Incubators, Metrics & Iterative Development Dave McClure, Founders Fund (twitter: @DaveMcClure ) Hong Kong Cyberport VC Forum November 2009
Silicon Valley Startup Funding Ecosystem Union Square Ventures First Round Capital Benchmark Sequoia FF II FF I Angels & Incubators ($0-10M) “ Seed” Funds ($10-50M) “ Small” VC Funds ($50-250M) “ Large” VC Funds (>$250M) Y-Combinator TechStars FF Angel fbFund REV SoftTech (Clavier) Maples Investments Felicis (Senkut) SV Angel (Conway)
A cquisition: users come to site from various channels
A ctivation: users enjoy 1 st visit: " happy ” experience
R etention: users come back , visit site multiple times
R eferral: users like product enough to refer others
R evenue: users conduct some monetization behavior
(note: If you’re in a hurry, Google “Startup Metrics” & watch 5m video) AARRR !
AARRR!: 5-Step Startup Metrics Model Website.com R evenue $$$ Biz Dev Ads, Lead Gen, Subscriptions, ECommerce A cquisition SEO SEM Apps & Widgets Affiliates Email PR Biz Dev Campaigns, Contests Direct, Tel, TV Social Networks Blogs Domains R etention Emails & Alerts System Events & Time-based Features Blogs, RSS, News Feeds