Any growth is good, but sustainable growth is the key to success

What worked for PayPal is a good example of how your startup can start looking for its best routes to market, too.

Startups must embrace sustainable scaling strategies

Baris Guzel Contributor Share on X Baris Guzel is an engineer with work experience in top-tier investment banking and venture capital. He is a partner at BMW i Ventures, where he has led investments a

7 SaaS resiliency lessons for doing business in a volatile market

Cloud leaders will inevitably experience up and down markets depending on the market cycle. We reflect on seven lessons about resilience.

AWS revenue growth dropped to 12% in Q2, but company remains optimistic about cloud biz

Amazon has seen AWS growth rates dropping substantially over the last three quarters, from 20% to 16% to 12% this quarter. That’s not the kind of trend any company wants to see, but especially for a

Upheaval in venture banking can help us get back to basics: Efficient growth

The reality is that most founders and venture funds don’t know what the market price is on startup valuations at the moment.

If you have more than one business model, you don’t have a business model

A business model is the full stack of how your company operates: How you deploy your resources (money and people) to create products and attract and retain paying customers.

SaaS startups that ignored VC advice to cut sales and marketing were better off this year

New data from Capchase found that startups that cut sales and marketing were in worse financial shape in 2022 than those that didn't.

Yeah, no, most VCs still don’t really care about your path to profitability

Despite many VCs saying they were going to focus on startups with good underlying business fundamentals, they still favor growth.

Berlin’s Visionaries Club VC boosts its funds with €400M worth of fresh capital for B2B investments

It was back in 2019 that we reported on Visionaries Club, a new, Berlin-based, European VC focusing on B2B, founded by Sebastian Pollok and Robert Lacher. At the time, Visionaries Club had launched tw

Digital health unicorn Truepill conducts third round of layoffs in 2022

Truepill, a platform that helps other companies offer diagnostics, telehealth services and prescriptions, has conducted its third mass layoff in a string of workforce reductions, sources tell TechCrun

Twitter is increasing the price of Twitter Blue from $2.99 to $4.99 per month

Twitter is increasing the price of its subscription service, Twitter Blue, from $2.99 to $4.99 per month. Starting in October, existing subscribers will have to pay more. New users will currently have

I’m not too worried about recommending another (few) tech podcasts

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. I’m out this week, but that doesn’t mean I’m

Backed by Tiger Global and Sequoia India, Toplyne helps product-led growth teams tackle user conversion

For product-led growth companies (PLG), the perennial question is: How do we get non-paying customers to subscribe? Then the second question is: How do we get paying customers to move to higher tiers?

Fast-growing livestream shopping platform Whatnot acquires Pastel Labs, hires VP of engineering

Livestream shopping platform Whatnot has come a long way from being run out of a garage in Phoenix to now a 120-person company, valued at $1.5 billion, that’s expected to grow to over 300 people

Is today’s market sad or sane?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single to

3 questions startups must answer before taking on their largest competitors

Successful startups will inevitably draw the attention of incumbents. They will fight you, but if you are positioned well for the challenge there has never been a better time to prevail.

The pandemic showed why product and brand design need to sit together

We caught up with Scott Tong, a startup design expert who advises early-stage companies, to learn more about the marriage of products and brands.

Every early-stage startup must identify and evaluate a strategic advantage

Regardless of industry, a successful startup without a strategic advantage is just a validated business model vulnerable to copycat companies looking for a market entry point.

8 tips for founders trying to raise their first round of venture capital

Charles Hudson, Annie Kadavy and Russ Heddleston offer pro tips.

Getting more people to open your emails

We’ve aggregated the world’s best growth marketers into one community. Twice a month, we ask them to share their most effective growth tactics, and we compile them into this Growth Report.
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