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Startups in Action

The Critical Year One Choices That Built Etsy, HotelTonight, Fiverr, and More

Authors: Silva, JP

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  • Learn how the most successful startups and their founders made difficult choices and faced challenges during the first year of existence
  • Study a month-to-month evolution of the first year of the most successful companies
  • Understand how to build a product as well as a customer base simultaneously, by learning how to pivot and iterate during the development process
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About this book

The growing pains of a startup’s initial year in business require a keen awareness of uncertainties and a willingness to adapt in order to survive. Today’s new founders greatly benefit from taking a behind-the-scenes look at successful companies such as Etsy, HotelTonight, Fiverr, and more in regards to how they overcame the challenges of their first year. Startups in Action is your curated source for critical insights and inspiration from those who have been there before.

This book documents the month-to-month journeys of these companies in their first year, zeroing in on key decisions that helped them recover from missteps, and adapt to complications, to eventually grow and succeed. Were the founders full-time from the beginning? How long did it take them to build a working prototype? How many end-users did they have in the first year? The answers to these questions are of interest to those who are just starting out and want to learn by example. Collected from interviews with the founders themselves, author JP Silva answers these questions and reveals how each of the startups charted their paths to success. Startups in Action is equal parts inspirational and practical, providing guidance through a foundation of relatability to help cope with situations and surprises experienced during a startup’s first year.

Startup discourse is rife with myths and oversimplification. Cut through the noise and learn the events, actions, and counteractions only attainable from the founders themselves. As more and more aspiring entrepreneurs are about to start their journeys, the value of knowledge about difficult choices and obstacles that companies face in their first year is critical. With Startups in Action, you will benefit from the invaluable knowledge of experience and be prepared to face the challenges of building a successful startup.


What You Will Learn

  • Acquire critical insights from the most successful startups, easily available and collated in one book
  • Compare and contrast the first year journey of your startup with that of giants such as Etsy, StubHub, Fiverr, and more
  • Learn how to build better startups by understanding what you should or should not do


Who This Book Is For

This book is for new and aspiring founders, and those curious to learn about the journeys of successful startups.

About the authors

JP Silva is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. He has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he spent several years researching the development of several technology startups based in the UK and the US. When he is not learning from successful technology startup founders, you can find him working with early stage entrepreneurs, another of his strongest passions.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Year One of Despegar

    Pages 1-12

    Silva, JP

  • Year One of Shazam

    Pages 13-24

    Silva, JP

  • Year One of StubHub

    Pages 25-40

    Silva, JP

  • Year One of Plenty Of Fish (POF)

    Pages 41-56

    Silva, JP

  • Year One of Etsy

    Pages 57-71

    Silva, JP

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Softcover 29,11 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5786-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Startups in Action
Book Subtitle
The Critical Year One Choices That Built Etsy, HotelTonight, Fiverr, and More
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
JP Silva
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-5787-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-5787-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-5786-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 141
Number of Illustrations
48 b/w illustrations
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