Tagged in Startups
We love Startups here at XNV, so we share tips, ideas, and the latest news.
How to receive a Salary in Brazil while working for a company abroad
14 June, 2021
Are you thinking about start a new career working abroad, but you have no idea about where to start? This might help you a lot.
How many Software Engineers does it take to launch a Startup?
09 June, 2021
> The answer is 5. That’s it; you need a team with a minimum of five Software Engineers to launch a Startup. If you want to know how I got to that number, stick around. The practical answer to that question is also one. One qualified engineer is more than enough to write a good piece of code to launch a startup. The only factor playing against launching any company with a team of one is that everything moves slowly and when that one person is unavailable, there is nobody else to come to the res
Why we do Performance Review Meetings every 30 to 45 days at Exponential Ventures
11 May, 2021
> Performance Review Meetings: Dreaded by some, feared by others, loved by the greatest, and misunderstood by almost all. The scene seems to come straight out of a sitcom. A team member and his manager awkwardly enter into an empty conference room booked for an hour several months ago for the dreaded end of the year performance review. The manager dreads the conversation, but she is confident that the notes collected throughout the year in her notepad will help her get through the meeting. The f
Our team is the best
19 March, 2021
Last Friday as I was preparing to leave the office, I went down to our mailbox and found this awesome gift from our team. I'm so excited to have you guys onboard, and I'm looking forward to continue to build incredible things with you for years to come! Thanks for all the hard work and trust you guys put on Exponential Ventures and all our companies everyday.
Experiences with Fail Safer
28 February, 2015
During the past couple weeks I have been slowly bringing www.failsafer.com [http://www.failsafer.com] to a temporary halt. The whole process is not over yet, but although this halt isn’t meant to be permanent. Fail Safer have been a great entrepreneurial and technological experience in my life, and it pains me to not have the time I wish I could have to get past the beta phase and actually launch and market it. Even though it was a beta release, Fail Safer was already fully functional and it was
Sending The Singularity University Shield to the Edge of Space
06 January, 2014
Based at NASA Research Park [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_Research_Park] in Moffett Field, California [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moffett_Federal_Airfield], Singularity University [http://singularityu.org/] is a one of a kind. It was devised with the goal of teaching students about exponential technologies and how to use them to address humanity's greatest challenges. View of Hangar One, the huge dirigible hangar, with doors open at both ends. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Since I first hear
Speaking at CEO National Conference 2013 - Technology and Startups
08 November, 2013
Last Friday (November 1st) I spoke at the CEO National Conference about how to properly leverage technology [http://www.wikinvest.com/industry/Technology] in a startup. The event happened at the McCormick Place [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=41.853101,-87.612137&spn=1.0,1.0&q=41.853101,-87.612137 (McCormick%20Place)&t=h], and it was pretty fun! I recorded my presentation, and created a quick video with the slides and the Q&A session at the end. Along with the video below, you'll find an abridge
Abundance - The Future is Better Than You Think
30 September, 2013
We're used to hear about doomsday news every day, and we have literally become accustomed to the "fact" that we are a hopeless generation, that will soon become extinct by either famine, lack of water, a dreadful disease epidemic, terrorist attacks, or something worse. People just don't realize how much better off is the world we live in today than it was a few decades ago, for the most part. Reality is that positive and encouraging news do not sell as much as doomsday news. It is just how our b
Reality Check - The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition
25 September, 2013
This book is surprisingly entertaining, and covers pretty much everything you need to deal with a startup. It covers pretty much all the way from inception of the idea, going through raising capital and marketing, and ending up important subjects like hiring and social responsibility [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_responsibility]. I like it that it is a very sincere book, and that it features several interviews Guy conducted with various professionals in the area. Also like the Fake Steve
The Wealth of Networks - How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom
15 September, 2013
I've said that before [https://www.xnv.io/posts/wikinomics-how-mass-collaboration-changes-everything], and I'll say it again: you know when a book is outdated when it keeps referencing MySpace [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myspace] and as a model for Social Networks [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network]. Unfortunately, this is not the only downside of this book. It is too tedious, full of long sentences that explains deeply everything that is being stated. It makes so many references th
The Innovator's Solution - Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth
17 August, 2013
This book's message could be easily summarized by saying that there are only two kinds of companies: the ones that disrupts, and the ones that are being disrupted. There is no middle ground, and companies that have once disrupted, will soon going to be at the loosing side of the game. Christensen and Raynor do an impressive job in bringing up real world example of disruptions, and the common thinking behind the managers in both companies - the disruptor and the disrupted - that led them to ultim
02 August, 2013
Quick and easy read. This book is short but full of pearls. Published in 1957, but still very much current when it comes to predicting, understanding, and managing human beings. One of this author's famous quotes is "Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion." Full of interesting anecdotes, it is a very colorful and memorable book. It is not sophisticated, and show some outdated facts and data, but the substance will never be outdated. I recommend!