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NFX Podcast: Lyft vs. Uber and the Battle for Ridesharing Dominance

NFX Managing Partners Pete Flint and James Currier discuss Lyft's upcoming IPO, the defensibility of the ridesharing business model, and what Lyft should do next.

Pete Flint, James Currier

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Network Effects

The Psychology of Startup Growth

Growth is not a one-time gimmick. To get 1000% growth, there is no silver bullet. Growth comes from adopting the right psychology. From an approach you bring to your daily work consistently for years.

James Currier
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Managing Partner
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Growth

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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

How VCs See Your KPIs

Most Founders think they’re data-driven. In reality, few are. Most know that KPIs are critical, but often Founders are not looking at KPIs from the right angle. Four-time CEO Gigi Levy-Weiss shares the three questions he asks every Founder about their KPIs.

Gigi Levy-Weiss, Managing Partner

Gigi Levy-Weiss
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Managing Partner
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Fundraising

Network Effects

The Network Effects Manual: 13 Different Network Effects (and counting)

The 13 Network Effects & How They Actually Work

James Currier, Managing Partner

James Currier
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Managing Partner

The Next 10 Years Will Be About "Market Networks"

Market-networks will produce a new class of unicorn companies and impact how millions of service professionals will work and earn their living.

James Currier, Managing Partner

James Currier
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Managing Partner

The Network Effects Bible

Network effects have been responsible for 70% of all the value created in technology since 1994. Founders who deeply understand how they work will be better positioned to build category-defining companies.

James Currier and the NFX Team

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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
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Managing Partner

The Network Effects Manual: 13 Different Network Effects (and counting)

The 13 Network Effects & How They Actually Work

James Currier, Managing Partner

James Currier
,
Managing Partner

The Next 10 Years Will Be About "Market Networks"

Market-networks will produce a new class of unicorn companies and impact how millions of service professionals will work and earn their living.

James Currier, Managing Partner

James Currier
,
Managing Partner

See Your Score: The NFX Marketplace Scorecard

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

James Currier, Managing Partner

James Currier
,
Managing Partner

19 Tactics to Solve the Chicken-or-Egg Problem and Grow Your Marketplace

An inside look at 19 tactics top marketplaces have used to solve the chicken-or-egg problem and kickstart growth.

James Currier, Managing Partner

James Currier
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Managing Partner

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

19 Tactics to Solve the Chicken-or-Egg Problem and Grow Your Marketplace

An inside look at 19 tactics top marketplaces have used to solve the chicken-or-egg problem and kickstart growth.

James Currier, Managing Partner

James Currier
,
Managing Partner

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

The Future of Fundraising? What We Need to Fix About Token Investing

In the long term, we believe that token-funded startups will become more common and that traditional venture investors will have to be open to investing in tokens.

Gigi Levy-Weiss, Managing Partner

Gigi Levy-Weiss
,
Managing Partner

How VCs See Your KPIs

Most Founders think they’re data-driven. In reality, few are. Most know that KPIs are critical, but often Founders are not looking at KPIs from the right angle. Four-time CEO Gigi Levy-Weiss shares the three questions he asks every Founder about their KPIs.

Gigi Levy-Weiss, Managing Partner

Gigi Levy-Weiss
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Managing Partner

The Ladder of Proof: Uncovering How VC's See Your Startup

The further up the ladder a startup climbs, the more signals its sending to investors that it’s a sizable opportunity.

James Currier, Managing Partner

James Currier
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Managing Partner

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
,
Managing Partner

The Future of Fundraising? What We Need to Fix About Token Investing

In the long term, we believe that token-funded startups will become more common and that traditional venture investors will have to be open to investing in tokens.

Gigi Levy-Weiss, Managing Partner

Gigi Levy-Weiss
,
Managing Partner

The Psychology of Startup Growth

Growth is not a one-time gimmick. To get 1000% growth, there is no silver bullet. Growth comes from adopting the right psychology. From an approach you bring to your daily work consistently for years.

James Currier
,
Managing Partner

NFX Podcast: 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

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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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
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Managing Partner

The Psychology of Startup Growth

Growth is not a one-time gimmick. To get 1000% growth, there is no silver bullet. Growth comes from adopting the right psychology. From an approach you bring to your daily work consistently for years.

James Currier
,
Managing Partner

NFX Podcast: 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.

Pete Flint
,
Managing Partner

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

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

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
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Managing Partner

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

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
,
Managing Partner

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.

James Currier
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Managing Partner