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A Few Thoughts on Personal Growth

In General by Brandon Lipman0 Comments

Today, I finally regained access to my go-to writing app, Ulysses. It has been a little over six months since I had seen what I had written (since it syncs with iCloud). As I read through my drafts I could not help but be humbled at my own progression. As I read through some of my drafts from just six months ago I can hardly believe how much I have …

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Few Notes On Finding A Startup Lawyer

In General by Brandon Lipman0 Comments

I was responding to a founder today via email and I thought it could apply to others so here is part of my response. This is a first draft. An expanded version of this post coming soon. Whatever lawyer you choose, make sure they have a solid track record working on behalf of early stage startups that have raised funding from a top-tier VC. Do several in-depth reference checks and don’t …

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Being A Generalist & Their Value At A Startup

In Side Notes by Brandon Lipman0 Comments

One thing I have been told time and time again is to have an area of focus. While I agree that for some having an area of specialization is important I strongly believe in the skills of generalists. The adage of Jack of all trades and master of none while cute forgets several keep points and makes one key assumption. It forgets that a generalist is always developing his/her skillset and …

Starting With RRE Ventures

In News by Brandon Lipman0 Comments

I am incredibly happy to say that I will be helping RRE this summer helping with content and platform. RRE has a long history of being a top tier investor in New York investing in companies such as BuzzFeed, theSkimm, MakerBot, Business Insider and WayUp. The biggest reason that I am thrilled to become part of the team is to be a part of an organization that’s dedicated to serving …

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Simple Tips To Tame An Out of Control Project & Cross The Finish Line

In How To by Brandon Lipman0 Comments

The following question was asked on Clarity.fm: Who can best help my programmer and I come up with an actual completion date for our website? The problem is that a few “deadlines” have come and gone, and changes keep being made as well, so we need an expert with a relevant programming background who can review where we are currently at in the project and help us understand what it’s …

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What Is The Best Way To Create Multiple Landing Pages

In Growth by Brandon Lipman0 Comments

The following question was asked on Clarity.fm: There are some types of B2B products that I’m interested to buy. Once sellers happen to have such products for sale they often use the internet to search for companies that buy them. I want to create multiple landing pages for each of the product that I’m looking to buy, i.e. once a seller googles for a buyer for the specific product Google …

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How to Grow the User Base of a Site Started as a GitHub Project

In Growth by Brandon Lipman0 Comments

The following question was asked on Clarity.fm: I started a GitHub project that got popular and turned it into a website, but the site isn’t as popular. Any ideas on how to grow the user base? I aggregated a list of engineering blogs on GitHub and made a website where users can read blog articles in one place. The Github repo is still growing in terms of the number of stars …

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TechCrunch Disrupt – Day Two Live Blog

In Venture Capital by Brandon Lipman0 Comments

Hello Everyone, Thank you for tuning in. Welcome to day two of my live blog coverage of the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco. You will get a notification sound when a new update is posted. I recommend that you pin this tab in your browser so you can check in throughout the day. I will be posting a lot of my updates to Twitter (@lipmanb) as well. The reason being …

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Do Co-founders Decide Everything Together or Does The CEO Call The Shots?

In Founder Dynamics by Brandon Lipman0 Comments

This is a question I answered on Clarity.fm from a founder regarding the dynamics between founders where one is the CEO and the other is not. Here is the question: [su_quote]I’m a 1st time startup co-founder and CEO. My partner joined after falling in love with the idea, but since then, decision making became much more complicated, and I feel like the product gets pulled in too many opposing directions. …

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How To Research Startups Looking For a Growth Hacker?

In How To by Brandon Lipman0 Comments

This is an extended response to a question I answered on Quora: “How do I do research on which companies to help in Europe as growth hacker?” There are two ways to look at this: Find amazing startups that have some funding behind them and are growing quickly. Find startups that are struggling with growth and often as a result are not funded. There are pros and cons to both. If …