Blitzscaling promises to teach techniques that are “the lightning fast path to building massively valuable companies.” But it's not a recipe for success—it's survivorship bias masquerading as a strategy.
I hear a lot of startup pitches. I’ve been angel investing now for ~4 years, and I’m an LP and advisor to a number of VC funds. I also heard a lot of pitches through my work at Firebase (the company I co-founded), as
Last week we crossed $15 million in annual recurring revenue (ARR) for ConvertKit. My original dream was to get to $600,000 in ARR, so I'm pretty thrilled! Over the last six years I've learned and written about quite a few lessons, but it's always