• Our 6 Must Reads for Scaling Yourself as a Leader July 20, 2017 4:08 pm
    To succeed in tech, you have to grow not just your skills, but also your energy, your time management, and your approach to work. This is a good place to start. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • The Tenets of A/B Testing from Duolingo’s Master Growth Hacker July 17, 2017 9:36 pm
    Duolingo VP Gina Gotthilf has overseen the company's growth as it exploded from 3 million to 200 million users. One tool that's fueled this ascent? A/B Testing. Read on to learn from her favorite tests. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Our 6 Must Reads if You’re at a Startup With 30+ People July 13, 2017 8:16 am
    Startups are always evolving, but something transforms them between 30-50 employees. Here's what the Review's experts have to say about navigating that particular inflection point more smoothly. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Making Engineering Team Communication Clearer, Faster, Better July 11, 2017 2:35 pm
    Derek Parham specializes turning engineers into great communicators. Here's the framework he used to do it at both Google and on the Hillary Clinton campaign. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Atlassian Boosted Its Female Technical Hires By 80% — Here’s How July 6, 2017 4:32 am
    As a diversity and inclusion leader, Aubrey Blanche is all about experiments backed up by research and data. Here, she shares what's worked and what hasn't at Atlassian. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Our 6 Must Reads On Pricing a Product June 29, 2017 1:06 am
    Too often pricing comes at price. That's why we assembled some of most insightful advice on pricing products from the Review archives, so you've got what you need in one place. Dive in! Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Box’s VP Engineering on Biohacks For A Better Career June 27, 2017 6:28 am
    If your morning or nightly routine sounds about as far removed from your work life as you can get, think again. Biohacks, from blue-light blocking glasses to morning sessions in a sauna, add up — and can help you navigate not just your job, but a long, productive career. Box's VP Engineering Tomas Barreto shares how. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Our 6 Must Reads If You're Hiring a Product Manager June 22, 2017 4:05 pm
    Over the years, we've collected a trove of advice on how to hire the best product professionals. Now, we want to package it all together so you can get smart and take action fast. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • To Grow Faster, Hit Pause — and Ask These Questions from Stripe’s COO June 20, 2017 4:15 pm
    Claire Hughes Johnson is the woman overseeing Stripe's rocketship ascent. Here, she shares a list of questions that any startup can use to guide hyper-growth. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • The Best Advice We Overheard at First Round's CTO Unconference June 14, 2017 10:48 pm
    Our second annual CTO Unconference brought together 160+ of the sharpest technical leaders we know. Here's a rundown of some of the best tactics we heard them share. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • A Field Guide to Identifying and Integrating Independent Board Members June 12, 2017 10:13 pm
    Amazon veteran Michelle Wilson serves as an independent board member for Pinterest, Okta and Zendesk. From how to find independent board members to when to bring them on, here's what she tells startups that ask about this critical board role. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Don't Play with Dead Snakes — Kill Projects Before They Kill You June 8, 2017 3:56 pm
    DNAnexus CEO Richard Daly on how they tripled revenue by killing and scorching the earth under 'Dead Snake' projects. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Dear PMs, It's Time to Rethink Agile at Enterprise Startups June 6, 2017 7:17 am
    Flatiron Health's CMO and SVP Product Strategy Ogi Kavazovic explains how traditional PM practices break down at B2B companies, and what they can do instead. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • How Instacart Uses Data to Craft A Bespoke Comp Strategy May 31, 2017 5:05 pm
    When searches for talent are competitive and condensed, startups have a need for speed that makes freestyle negotiations or plug-and-play comp data resources attractive. But that's not how it has to go down. Instacart assembled a multifunctional task force — its VPs of Engineering, HR and Data Science — to spearhead a more sophisticated compensation strategy driven by data. Here's how it works. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Start Up on the Right Foot — Build a Customer Advisory Board May 18, 2017 3:54 pm
    Sales leader Peter Kazanjy on creating a group that will ensure you're building a product your customers want, need and will buy. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • How Zapier Pulled Off Its One-and-Done Approach to Fundraising May 8, 2017 5:59 pm
    Zapier CEO and Co-founder Wade Foster is a fundraising contrarian. But he doesn't think he should be. He shares how it's possible to approach financing as a boost — not a crutch — and ways to approach key business decisions early on to keep the itch to fundraise at bay. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • This Sales Plan Moves the Needle on Every Success Metric May 4, 2017 4:01 pm
    Derek Draper builds high-performance sales teams. His secret: a documented, bulletproof plan broken into stages and actions. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • From Burning Millions to Turning Profitable in Seven Months — How HotelTonight Did It April 27, 2017 4:01 pm
    HotelTonight went from a monthly burn of $2.5 million to profitability — in just over two quarters. Now a year since that milestone, CEO and Co-founder Sam Shank shares the tactics and lessons that helped the company execute the impressive turnaround. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • How to Become Insanely Well-Connected April 25, 2017 3:24 pm
    Chris Fralic is a world-class super-connector. Here's how the long-time First Round Partner has methodically built bonds spanning years and careers. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Why Chefs and Soldiers Make the Best Product Managers April 20, 2017 4:24 pm
    Eaze CEO Jim Patterson has a theory that military and kitchen experience are solid indicators of great PMs. Here's why and what startups can look for to hire better. Continue reading at First Round Review »
  • Pivot Survival Tactics from Kabam's 3 Near-Death Triumphs April 18, 2017 3:33 pm
    Kabam executed three tough about-faces to eventually sell for $800M. CEO Kevin Chou shares the keys that made this possible. Continue reading at First Round Review »