First Search

The world's best startup advice, curated and searchable.

4.9/5
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First Search is the largest database of curated, high-quality advice for building startups ever created. We've vetted, tagged and organized 10,000+ articles about every facet of company-building, written by the best minds in tech, so that you can find the information you need right when you need it.

10 Reviews
 +38 reviews
  • Chauncey TK HamiltonOperations Manager, First Round
    Pros: 

    I love that I finally have a go to place to search for the best advice across the web to help the companies we work with.

    Cons: 

    I am biased, but nothing at this time. Excited to keep playing around with the product.

    I've been using First Search for about a month and find myself returning again and again to help the founders we work with find the information they need. I've also found myself bookmarking a ton of articles to read for later - essentially a more targeted Pocket for my own personal career development.

    Chauncey TK Hamilton has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    Easy way to surface great articles

    Cons: 

    I wasn't sure where to click to read more at first

    Seems awesome so far. I could see it having some structure based on the nature of the advice offered i.e. who's perspective is offered (designer, developer, VC, etc.) or where there are wholly different schools of thought. This looks super useful as-is though.

    Rob L'Heureux has used this product for one day.
  • Hrefna Helga (Habbi)Product manager, Promogogo
    Pros: 

    high quality relevant content only, clean look, no annoying popups

    Cons: 

    since you're asking, nitpicky comment: find this half-opening articles a little annoying, quickly get around it by opening links in new tab

    blown away – "internet sans garbage!" (you can use that tagline if you want)

    top marks, have already shared this with my product manger friends

    love that this exists, and find this so important in our era of bizarre media reporting

    Hrefna Helga (Habbi) has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Very comprehensive. Easy to use!

    Cons: 

    None so far. Will keep using it over the next weeks to check it out some more.

    Must have taken quite a while to build this. amazing. Thanks for doing this for the entire StartUp community. This will sure save some time. Better then just gooogling and having to click thru a ton of not so good articles!

    Laurens Laudowicz has used this product for one day.
  • Try StudioTry something. Teach someone. Repeat.
    Pros: 

    Curated Data

    Cons: 

    It'd be great to be able to clear a topic from the topic's H1 in order to see all or return home (rather than using the main nav)

    I have loved getting the First Round Review emails in my inbox; it's one of the only emails that I wait to open until I'm ready for a lesson in ... whatever goodness they've tucked inside.

    On first look, the new search platform works like a charm. Looking forward to having such a valuable resource available!

    (Con included above because one is required. The platform so far is lovely. Great work!)

    Try Studio has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    A lot of articles, very comprehensive

    Cons: 

    everything works good

    Thanks for building this amazing collection guys!

    Aita has used this product for one month.
  • Whitnie LowHelping @FirstRound founders
    Pros: 

    Focus on tactical advice, solely for startups, can't search like this anywhere else on the web!

    Cons: 

    We're early... there are many more features, filters, and subjects that I'm sure we're missing!

    I'm on the First Round team -- curious what features folks feel are missing or want to see!

    Whitnie Low has used this product for one month.
  • Atit DanakProblem Solver. Xtreme Sports Rookie.
    Pros: 

    Smooth. Good content.

    Cons: 

    No Twitter sign-in. It is a great tool for tech world with so many people being active there. Would reconsider including it for sign-up/in.

    There is much for ecosystem enablers/investors to learn from First Round. This another great approach to solving a known issue.

    Atit Danak has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Easy to find valuable content pertaining to any specific topic

    Cons: 

    Interface can be designed better

    Maybe a mobile app in the future?

    Murali Thiyagarajan has used this product for one week.
  • HappoContent Creator, Happo
    Pros: 

    Perfect to search for tech specific articles rather than scouting Google

    Cons: 

    Haven't found any yet!

    Looking forward to using it to produce more content on https://www.happo.com

    Happo has used this product for one day.