The Best of NFX
10+ most popular NFX articles, as voted by our community.
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NFX on Fundraising
How I Raised VC From Top-Tier Funds
Incredible Health CEO & Co-Founder Iman Abuzeid breaks down the complicated (and often convoluted) process of fundraising and makes public her lessons for the Founder community on what it takes to…
Why Founders Should Take More Risk
As the startup ecosystem has grown, we’ve seen a decreasing appetite for risk. Today, NFX Managing Partner Pete Flint is sharing a framework for all Founders to evaluate startup risk.
NFX on Network Effects
The Network Effects Manual: 13 Different Network Effects (and counting)
The 13 Network Effects & How They Actually Work
NFX on Startups
Find The Fast Moving Water
We work with our NFX Guild on this mental model for greatness from day 1. Now, we are sharing it with the rest of the startup community.
The Product Thinking That Built Slack & Twitter, with April Underwood
April Underwood offers inside stories and lessons learned from leading product at two category-defining companies, Slack and Twitter.
NFX on Techbio
Deal or Die: Your 3-Part Guide to Business Development in TechBio
Making deals in TechBio is about forging authentic relationships. That's why today we're releasing our guide to building that network early.
Academia or Startup? A Decision Matrix for Future Scientist-Founders
Learn the pros and cons of scientists staying in academia, versus founding techbio startups — and how to spin out of university.
NFX on Technology
Generative Tech Begins
Calling it Generative AI is only half the equation. Generative Tech is a major shift - a whole new era of human-machine collaboration.
«For knowledge workers and creatives, going from zero to one in their minds will never be the same. For instance, writers, students, marketers, coders, architects, graphic designers, musicians, videographers, sales development reps, customer service reps, screenplay writers, and who are paid go from zero to something useful will now be using these tools to generate their first ideas.»
3 Waves of Successful Generative Tech Startups
We're only in the first wave of a 3-wave Generative Tech revolution. Here's what wave 2 and wave 3 companies will look like.
NFX on Venture Capital
Your Life is Driven by Network Effects
What city you live in. Who you date or marry. Which job you choose. What clothes you wear.We all think we make these choices ourselves. It certainly feels like we’re in full control. But it turns out…
Investor Updates in Tough Times: A Guide for Founders
Learn the best practices for communicating with investors during tough times in this guide. Avoid common mistakes and develop a solid investor update template that includes data and key asks.
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“Traction Tactics” Behind Square, PayPal, Waze, Twilio & More
The early insights behind 9 breakthrough companies — and what tactics drove their traction.
Keep Them Coming Back: 23 Habit-Making Insights for Product-Minded Founders
A collection of 23 insights to help Founders uncover ideas for hooks, habits, and happiness that you can build into your products.
The Hidden Patterns of Great Startup Ideas
5 frameworks to help Founders coming up with a new startup idea that is the most likely to lead to a transformative company.
High Leverage Time Management
The Founders of Trulia, Cloudflare, Eventbrite, Product Hunt, Udemy, Virta & Getaround share their highest leverage time management techniques.
The Product Frameworks Behind Superhuman
Rahul Vohra, Founder and CEO at Superhuman, shares the product frameworks behind Superhuman's onboarding, product development, positioning, and pricing.
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