Timing and why we’re all VCs

TechCrunch LA

It’s obvious that we can be too late to these decisions of course. If — and it’s a big if of course — they can do that on the cheap, then why should an LP care at all? Some more on metrics design and quantification.

Making Sure You Are Ready to Begin Building Your MVP

SoCal CTO

I'm going to be looking at aspects like: Things to consider before building your MVP Features often overlooked when documenting an MVP for developers Understanding important metrics you want to measure Risks and challenges in developing an MVP. Correct your course quickly.

Pragmatism with Flavor

TechEmpower

Focusing on the metrics that ultimately drive the business, often the bottom line, has provided a reality check, a counter-weight to the desire to consume all new technologies. But a newly minted developer given access to Hacker News can develop ADD in a week's time, waste countless hours reading the opinions of professional and amateur technology opinion-makers, and nervously fidget about selecting the hippest framework and libraries to (briefly) avoid the scorn of hacker pop culture.

How the Seed-Stage VC Trend Began, The Downsides of Unicorns & Much More

Both Sides of the Table

It is, of course, a very recent phenomenon. Having a great early investor provides downstream capital with a “signal” that you are a company worthy of being paid attention to even if you haven’t scaled your metrics.

Ten Startup Tips From Amazon Founder, Jeff Bezos

InfoChachkie

If your culture rewards those who seek the truth, your team will be prone to objectively identifying tactical course corrections. But we do it anyway, because we believe that the short-term metrics probably aren’t indicative of the long term.”.

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Startup CTO or Developer

SoCal CTO

Of course, I have an advantage because I organize the LA CTO Forum. Of course, since you know those questions, you can just collect up the answers and provide them to your developers. Of course, it’s never complete.

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Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup

SoCal CTO

What existing systems will we leverage, what programming languages, software development methodologies, web application frameworks, revision control systems, etc.? What metrics are going to be the key startup metrics and how do we get those metrics without too much cost? This can take the form of a local university, online courses, going through relevant books, etc.

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