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    Noah Kagan

Startup News:
I Want To Write About Your Startup - Relaunching TSF

I Want To Write About Your Startup – Relaunching TSF

I want to write about your startup. I’ve been putting together new content for the TSF relaunch and I wanted to reach out to longtime readers to see what you’ve been working on as a “thank you” for your support. I’m relaunching TSF within the week with some killer content (Alexis Ohanian – cofounder of...
How To Do B2B Email Sales

How To Do B2B Email Sales

Direct sales via email is a powerful channel to sell your product or service. Before I learned how to sell via email from Noah Kagan I had no idea how powerful the email sales channel was (I know I was a rookie). If you have proven the need and value of your product, direct email...
Nasty Bug in iOS 5.0.1 OTA Update screws up Address Book on the iPhone 4S

Nasty Bug in iOS 5.0.1 OTA Update screws up Address Book on the iPhone 4S

I updated my iPhone 4S earlier today (using the OTA method), and I discovered a nasty bug. My iPhone could no longer remember the names of any of my contacts! I opened up the contacts app on my phone and discovered that all of entries were still there but if I got a text or...
It’s Easier to Answer to Your Code Than Your Customers

It’s Easier to Answer to Your Code Than Your Customers

Over the last few weeks I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in startups that I’ve been covering: menial work. Put another way, procrastination by being focused on things that don’t matter. I’ve identified several ways I’ve seen it manifest in startups. I’ve also discovered why it’s such a common problem for startups. Here are the two...
It's Not About Features

It’s Not About Features

Bearer of bad news Recently, I’ve been asked to give a talk to new and/or aspiring entrepreneurs. The truth is, I almost resent talking to them, as I hate being the bearer of bad news. And boy, there are many. I usually start with: “It’s going to be harder than you think, it will take...
YC Alum creates TouchBase Calendar and shares App Store Marketing Tips

YC Alum creates TouchBase Calendar and shares App Store Marketing Tips

TouchBase Calendar launched earlier this week to much fanfare. TouchBase Calendar hit the front page of HackerNews, jumped to the 18th spot in productivity on the App Store, and is receiving great reviews. I had the privilege of catching up with the cofounder of TouchBase, Tony Wright (A YC Alumn) to talk about what he’s...
What happens when a whale dies.

What happens when a whale dies.

I’ve always found whales to be really endearing. In elementary school, my teacher told me that whales were among our closest animal brethren in the seas. They also live for about 50-75 years, and, according to Wikipedia, can teach, learn, cooperate, scheme, and even grieve. Those majestic creatures swim through the ocean, from place to place....
On Steve

On Steve

When I heard the news that Steve passed away it felt like unfortunate, expected news. The writing was on the wall when Steve resigned on August 24, 2011. Steve simply would not leave Apple unless he had no other option. Sad, but ultimately expected news. What I wasn’t expecting is how much I’ve been personally...
Market Your Problems. Not Just Your Assets. - Detroit Launch City

Market Your Problems. Not Just Your Assets. – Detroit Launch City

This is a guest post by Jason Lorimer. Jason is an entrepreneur @CulturaHQ, advocating on behalf of those with the ambition to do more than just entertain ideas. It is my first time in Detroit and I am riding shotgun down the main drag that is Woodward Avenue with a long-enough-to-keep-safe lens equipped camera in...
7 Tips for Scoring Your First Article

7 Tips for Scoring Your First Article

My first big shock in my journey into the startup world came after my roommate and I built our first product together. We pasted the link all over Facebook, tweeted it out, and told our friends and family about it. I even spent a week hand-drawing three hundred pictures to make a traditional animation commercial...
Moment of Clarity - Why Being in the Trough of Sorrows is a Good Thing.

Moment of Clarity – Why Being in the Trough of Sorrows is a Good Thing.

“Will I be able to keep food on the table? Does my startup even have a chance at succeeding? How am I going to increase sales? Does what I’m working on actually matter?” You encounter these sort of questions when you’re in the “Trough of Sorrows” (as Paul Graham so eloquently stated). Being in the...
Meet Investors, Line up Customers, and Help Others - A Guide to Startup Meetups

Meet Investors, Line up Customers, and Help Others – A Guide to Startup Meetups

I had the privilege of sitting down with my friend Sanjay Parekh (from Startup Riot) to discuss how to get the most of startup events. In this interview we talk about how Sanjay went from being an introvert, to a networking machine. Sanjay discusses how he was able to get his first customer (because of...