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Growth

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
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Managing Partner

What Makes a Strong Startup CEO

As a startup CEO, you have two different tasks that may seem the same but are actually different - being a manager and being a leader. And you must excel at both to succeed.
Gigi Levy-Weiss
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Managing Partner

How to Manage Hypercompetitive Markets

7 key strategies for startups dealing with hypercompetitive markets characterized by capable & well-capitalized competitors and incumbents.

Pete Flint
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Managing Partner

10 Places to Find Product-Market Fit

Startups fail because they run out of money before achieving product-market fit. NFX Managing Partner Gigi Levy-Weiss identifies 10 places to look for product-market fit in startup ideas.

Gigi Levy-Weiss
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Managing Partner