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NFX Founder Room Ep. 1: Growing a Marketplace into a Market Network

How to turn a marketplace startup into a powerful market network – and win.

How to turn a marketplace startup into a powerful market network – and win.

James Currier
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Managing Partner
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Marketplaces

Why Growth Hacking Is Broken

NFX Managing Partner Pete Flint and Unusual Ventures Partner Andy Johns discuss growth hacking and getting the right balance between optimization and innovation.

A discussion with Andy Johns on growth hacking and balancing between optimization and innovation.

Pete Flint
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Managing Partner
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Growth

How VCs Negotiate: 8 Skills Top Founders Master for Startup Fundraising

Detect and manage these 8 little-known Founder/VC fundraising negotiation skills.

Gigi Levy-Weiss, Managing Partner

Gigi Levy-Weiss
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Managing Partner
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Fundraising

The Next Industrial Revolution: Computational Biology & Bioplatforms

A technology revolution is underway as software merges with biotech. It will touch every industry, and it just might save us from ourselves.

The 6 characteristics we look for in computational biology companies.

James Currier
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Managing Partner
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How We Invest

The NFX Company Culture Scorecard and Playbook

See your score on The NFX Company Culture Scorecard. Use the Playbook to build great company culture.

See your score on The NFX Company Culture Scorecard. Use the Playbook to build great company culture.

Pete Flint and James Currier, Managing Partners

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Growth

The NFX Archives: Foundations for Mastering Network Effects

Foundational reading for mastering how network effects work. Papers, articles, and books that have proved invaluable for building strong, highly defensible companies.

James Currier, Managing Partner

James Currier
,
Managing Partner
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Network Effects

9 Habits of World Class Startups

A discussion of the 9 core operating principles that world class companies tend to embrace, by NFX Managing Partner James Currier.

James Currier, Managing Partner

James Currier
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Managing Partner
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How We Invest

3 Reasons Why NFX Is Investing In Firefly

Firefly gives drivers of ridesharing, taxi and delivery vehicles a way to earn more money by creating a media network using proprietary smart displays and software mounted on top of vehicles.

James Currier, Managing Partner

James Currier
,
Managing Partner
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How We Invest

Building Strong Companies: The "No Politics Rule"

3 Steps to making "No Company Politics" your startup’s policy.

James Currier, Managing Partner

James Currier
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Managing Partner
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How We Invest

Is Blockchain Really Over?

6 trends shaping the future of blockchain

Gigi Levy-Weiss, Managing Partner

Gigi Levy-Weiss
,
Managing Partner
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How We Invest

3 Reasons Why NFX Is Investing In Court Buddy

Court Buddy is a San Francisco based B2C marketplace for the 60M+ Americans who go to court each year for legal matters. It allows individuals to buy fixed-price legal services from independent local lawyers

James Currier, Managing Partner

James Currier
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Managing Partner
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How We Invest

3 Reasons Why NFX Is Investing In Setter

Setter is your personal home manager: a one-stop home maintenance and repair service that allows homeowners to focus on living

Pete Flint, Managing Partner

Pete Flint
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Managing Partner
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How We Invest

See Your Score: The NFX Marketplace Scorecard

Use The NFX Marketplace Scorecard to uncover 20+ marketplace strengths.

Use The NFX Marketplace Scorecard to uncover 20+ marketplace strengths.

James Currier, Managing Partner

James Currier
,
Managing Partner
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Marketplaces

PropTech: A Massive Opportunity We’re Seeing

Why NFX is investing in real estate by Trulia Founder and NFX Partner Pete Flint

Pete Flint, Managing Partner

Pete Flint
,
Managing Partner
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How We Invest

Reid Hoffman's Playbook for Growth and Network Effects

An interview with Reid Hoffman about his book Blitzscaling and the power of Silicon Valley's network effects.

James Currier, Managing Partner

James Currier
,
Managing Partner
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Growth

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