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September 13th, 2017

A curated directory of 400 resources & tools for startups

Startup Stash is a curated directory of resources and tools to help you build your startup. It includes 400 products in 40 categories, like for example: Idea Generation, Early users, Marketing, Raising Capital and Customer support. Each category consists of 10 handpicked resources and tools, all with their own detail page that displays some info about the product.

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Tejas Kinger
Tejas Kinger- SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc
This is probably everything you'll ever need to get started.
Helen Larsen
Helen Larsen- Start up geek, investor, money addicted.
Their app will help you to cover many pertinent areas that every startupper have to grapple with. It has some categories and it has 10 recommended resources that can help with the startup’s growing pains.
Liza Dixon
Liza Dixon- Usability Engineer❤️Autonomous Mobility
Meta, but it's the first thing that came to my mind. 🙇🏻‍♀️💯
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Medium
I'm an 80's kid and 90's Internet Explorer, so I've been online for most of my life. Ever since I was a young Netscaper I've been trying out new (digital) services and products on the internet.
Business Insider
Creating your own startup can be overwhelming at times, but luckily there's a new directory called Startup Stash that contains everything you need to know, all in one place. The first thing you'll notice about Startup Stash is the simple grid layout that makes finding resources and tools exceedingly easy and manageable.
Interviewed
A growing database of podcast interviews.
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Real decks from real startups that raised over $400M

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Ben Tossell
Ben Tossell- newCo
This is such a great directory of pitch decks, put together nicely :)
Ben Lang
Ben Lang- Shipping
Love browsing through these decks.
Eric Frumkin
Eric Frumkin- BD, Call/Text Cloud APIs @ Bandwidth.com
here is what you want -- enjoy.
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Female Entrepreneurs
It's competitive out there, and the competition for investor funds get's more and more ferocious by the minute. The pitch deck is one of the best ways to stand out from your competition, and these $400 million pitch decks have one thing in common, clear!
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How to start a startup, by Y Combinator

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CodeDoor
CodeDoor- Codedoor.org
They changed our startup lives...
Kunal Bhatia
Kunal Bhatia- Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
This is a great collection of videos and resources. I'm going through the Founder's Track right now, and I love the approach they are taking to help launch/grow your startup. There are many non-technical founders following along.
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Forbes
Y Combinator wants more startup investors in the market. And with a new online training course, the accelerator plans to train them itself. Called Startup Investor School, the new program from Y Combinator will purport to train new investors over four days, with attendees joining at Y Combinator's Mountain View office or online for free.
VentureBeat
Y Combinator is making its Startup School event available to more people in the form of a massively open online course (MOOC). Starting today, you can register for a spot to watch the various industry leaders and entrepreneurs that the startup program has lined up to guest lecture during this 10-week course.
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History shouldn't have to repeat itself

Startup Graveyard is a collection of well-loved startups and products that no longer exist such as Homejoy, Grooveshark, and Secret. Come pay your respect and RIP.

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Megan O'Rorke
Megan O'Rorke- Product Manager, Capital One Labs
This site embodies a lesson that saved my life. When I moved to SF, my first startup failed within a few months. Like a car crash, failure is very different when you experience it yourself vs observe it. I took the failure personally. And got into negative thought cycle that nearly killed me. What I learned had a more profound impact on me than any produ… See more
Brendan Beirne
Brendan Beirne- Product / strategy, Joojoo
Not terribly comprehensive but has some interesting content organized by type / vertical.
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Alphr
The term "startup" is often seen as synonymous with disruptive business culture, huge investment and, ultimately, runaway success. There's good reason for this: you simply don't hear as much about companies that don't succeed. Looking to put that right is an online crypt where you can go and pay your respects to the businesses that didn't quite make it.
The Next Web
An innovative idea. Funding. Hype. Positive press. Kick-ass leadership, and a talented technical team. All of these things are vital for startup success. But they don't guarantee it. There are lots of companies that looked promising, but ultimately collapsed under the weight of their own aspirations, or because they lacked a decent business model.
Digg
In today's startup economy, about half of new businesses will fail by their fifth year, be it from leadership issues or simply a bad product. Why not pour a cold brew out and memorialize these fallen soldiers? That's exactly what Startup Graveyard aims to do.
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A collection of startup pitch decks that raised $1.4 Billion

If you need to raise money for your startup, your first step will be to create a pitch deck. If you’ve never done it before and you’re a first-time entrepreneur, it can be incredibly daunting. It was for me, at least. Hence, here's a long list of decks that I often look at if I'm lacking in idea or direction. Now, you can too!

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A book about growing a startup

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Austin Ash
Austin Ash
Briefly but effectively sums up main challenges faced, and provides proven strategies for overcoming them
Tejas Kinger
Tejas Kinger- SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc
Intercom is pretty much my personal reference model when it comes to the subject of scaling a startup. This book summarizes the journey pretty well.
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A revolutionary template-based viral & referral marketing solution for modern marketers.

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Bill Stathopoulos
Bill Stathopoulos- Growth Strategist at GrowthRocks
Running a Growth Hacking agency, Viral Loops has allowed us to leverage the power of referral marketing and easily deploy successful user acquisition campaigns that have a tendency to go viral.
Ryan Hoover
Ryan Hoover- Founder, Product Hunt
We've used Viral Loops for various giveaways. It supports features like incentivizing people to share on social for more entries into the sweepstakes and other useful techniques to drive behavior.
Arun Sathiya
Arun Sathiya- Happiness Engineer, Automattic
ViralLoops is one of the finest referral marketing tools I have ever known! Heck, even Product Hunt extensively use them for Product Hunt ambassador program and Product Hunt books!
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Siftery
Virality and word of mouth is not just a marketing tactic. It's an untapped marketing channel. If they unlock it, they can scale customer acquisition and boost their social media reach, while decreasing their acquisition costs.
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Framework to help entrepreneurs w/ the first critical steps

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Jarod Stewart
Jarod Stewart- Sr. Software Engineer, Yonomi
I've been using this kinda with a grain of salt but definitely helps frame the right questions. Helps validate your idea, recruit your team, design and build your product, acquire customers, iterate toward Product-Market Fit, and successfully bootstrap or land funding.
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A directory of the best business podcast episodes ever

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Omer Molad
Omer Molad- Co-founder and CEO @ Vervoe
This is a pretty cool option. I use it to search for podcasts.
Simon Huang
Simon Huang- Xberts Founder & YC Alum
awesome product
Vikas Jha
Vikas Jha- Digital Entrepreneur & Ex- VC
The Best way to while away your time, yet work while you are whiling away your time. Covers a wide range of topic from marketing to sales to probably everything that a start up would need. A definite pick !
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