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5 Blogs Every Tech Startup Should Subscribe To

Andrew Cross

Some of the best advice you’ll ever get: Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you.

This works virtually too, to an extent. As a startup founder, why not get wisdom delivered straight to your inbox from people who have been around the block a few times?


To that end, here are five can’t-miss blogs for the tech entrepreneur.

Both Sides of the Table – “Entrepreneur Turned VC” blog focusing on early-stage tech companies

Who: Mark Suster, partner at Upfront Ventures. Sold 2 startups, one to

What: Sales/marketing, negotiations, raising capital, PR tips and more

Recent Post: How to Present and Answer Questions in a Team Presentation or VC Pitch


Haywire Blog

Who: Semil Shah, startup consultant, investor and TechCrunch contributor

What: Observations on the mobile tech space and everything that goes with it

Recent Post: The Scale, Competitiveness, and Industrial Strategies in Mobile Computing


A VC – “Musings of a VC in NYC”

Who: Fred Wilson, principal of Union Square Ventures

What: Unbridled observations on tech, with punchy headlines to boot

Recent Post: Two Plus Two Equals Two Or Four?


Startup Lessons Learned

Who: Eric Ries, author of “The Lean Startup”

What: Eric’s personal blog, with numerous plugs for The Lean Startup Conference

Recent Post: How to Make Better Decisions



Who: Jason Lemkin, Quora super-user and co-founder of EchoSign (acquired by Adobe)

What: Advice directed at founders and entrepreneurs in the software-as-a-service space

Recent Post: Why It May Take You 12-18 Months to Hire a Great VP, Sales – Period. And What to Do About It.


What would you add to this list? Let me know in the comments below, or go back to reading FAKEGRIMLOCK.