How To Run A Scrappy Startup

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How To Run A Scrappy Startup

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

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