How To Run A Scrappy Startup

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  • 1. How to run a scrappy startup or how to build a great product with few resources Rashmi Sinha, CEO & Cofounder, SlideShare
  • 2. Accidental Entrepreneur Grad student Researcher Consulting Startup 1 Startup 2
  • 3. SlideShare... best place in the world to share presentations
  • 4. Start: May 06 > Beta > Launch Oct 06 > Grow > Grow more > Angel funding Dec 07 > Series A Apr 08
  • 5. Its cheaper to build a startup • than it used to be
  • 6. 1. Speed is imperative
  • 7. Set the tone for speed in hiring, biz dev, product
  • 8. 2. Start being scrappy from the top
  • 9. Cash is important •Know your burn rate & fume date at any moment
  • 10. 3. Bring expertise into company without hiring •Advisory roles – SEO, Sales, Metrics, Marketing
  • 11. Accountants & HR •Rent a CFO
  • 12. 4. Do fund-raising in steps Advisors > Angels > Series A
  • 13. 5. Marketing: you don’t need schwag. Build a viral product
  • 14. Find me at www.slideshare.net/rashmi http://twitter.com/rashmi