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The Art of Startup Fundraising takes a fresh look at raising money for startups, with a focus on the changing face of startup finance. New regulations are making the old go-to advice less relevant....
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A definitive book for any CEO - first time or otherwise - of a high-growth company.
While big company CEOs are usually groomed for the job for years, startup CEOs aren't - and they're often young and relatively inexperienced in business in general.
Author Matt Blumberg, a technology and marketing entrepreneur, knows this all too well. Back in 1999, he started a company called Return Path, which later became the driving force behind the creation of his blog, OnlyOnce - because "you're only a first time CEO once."
Now, more than a decade later, he's written Startup CEO. As the fifth in the StartUp Revolution series, this reliable resource is based on Blumberg's experience as a startup CEO and covers a number of issues he's faced over the dozen years he's been a CEO.
Engaging and informative, this book is essential reading for any, and every, CEO.
This book does offer decent value, covering most major issues and providing valuable insights.
It is, however, too long to my liking (a bit too much to take in). Some might say that the job (startup CEO) has so many aspects to warrant such a long book. Still, I feel something is lost by covering each thought that comes to mind.
Another issue is how un-lean this book is. A bit corporate-ish. Every executive in the book has an executive assistant and an executive coach. 360 reviews and off sites meetings are done every other week, and everyone in the company seems to be finding the time to constantly evaluate themselves, set goals and rigorous development plans and follow through of course. This might be due to the age of the author, or the fact that he started his company over 15 years ago. Some younger startup CEO should definitely pick up the gauntlet and write a 'lean startup' version to this book.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
What made the experience of listening to Startup CEO the most enjoyable?
The information was spot on. Very valuable and thorough. For someone like me who is looking for angel money to become the CEO of a startup, it was just what I needed. The only caveat is that I'm highly educated and have a lot of experience in the nuts and bolts of business and accounting (Master's Degree in Accounting, Certified Management Accountant). So someone who has a dream and an idea but no business (and especially accounting) experience might do well to shore up other weaknesses first before hitting this one. I say that simply because I'm thinking of entrepreneur CEOs that I work with who lack the fundamental skills of running a business, in which case this book is like getting a bigger engine for your car while ignoring that the car doesn't have tires.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
The author shared his really valuable experience building and maturing his organization. The book touches on all the topics that one may face in the course of being a startup CEO.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I must admit that I thought of just purchasing a hard copy of the book to avoid the narration. It was difficult to listen to, and at times felt like the narrator was trying too hard. However, I do feel this book provided great insight for all leaders of startups, but was directed more toward those in the world of technology.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Many start-up books seem to focus on specific aspects - such as lean processes, funding, planning. I thought the two best aspects of this book was (1) it covers a wide variety common CEO start-up issues, and (2) it gave a nod to multiple good books on each particular topic - so the learner could delve more deeply into and particular topic that was covered in the book.
exceptional experience, top 3 business books ever. covers everything from inception, to day to day scaling up routine, to family and self time.
Some actionable chapters in here. It's a high level view of every stage of business, so many irrelevant for my situation, but has good stuff. All tech industry, hyper growth concepts and stories
He gets into everything. I'm new to this kind of reading, but I have read about ten so far on entrepreneurship.
Great book. I enjoyed every moment listening it. Reckmmended for all startup CEOs worldwide. Just do it.
honest clear realistic
well dome Matt excellent guide 2 ceo-dom
awesome would Reccomed
This is an interesting insight into the processes of being a ceo. Even if you are not the spire an entrepreneur and just a person operating in the world of business this book is of benefit, the way the programs and operations are presented can be applied to just running your life and not just running at startup.
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
The content in this book was really interesting and valuable but the narration felt very choppy and lacked fluidity making it difficult to listen to.
very nice and informative book but a bit long...i would like to see a more summarized version else difficult to absorb
this book addresses some important parts of being a CEO I have not yet considered. it has encouraged me to think more critically about how I spent my time and I'm excited to continue my start up adventure having taken on board advice from this book!
These books are useful but often cursory - a little like a 'for dummies' book.
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If you could sum up Startup CEO in three words, what would they be?
helps consider everything
What was one of the most memorable moments of Startup CEO?
too many to mention, so many aha moments and things I wish I could bookmark
What does William Michael Redman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
I was easy to listen to but I think this book is better read rather than listened to
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, too long for that
Any additional comments?
There are a LOT of references to other resources throughout the book and it would be beneficial to have the hardcopy available at the same time you are listening, so things can be highlighted. I was listening at the gym and in the car and always wanted to write things down. Frustrating.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful