Founder Reading – Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

PRODUCT: Prachi Wadekar, product manager at Mixpanel’s data infrastructure team, explains why they launch features in phases and how to leverage feedback to throughout the beta process in: How to use betas to launch killer products

PRODUCT: Tomasz Tunguz, venture capitalist at Redpoint, explains the reasons why product innovation tends to slow down in many software companies after the series A is raised in: WHY PRODUCT INNOVATION SLOWS AFTER THE SERIES A

PRODUCT: Marty Cagan, a partner at Silicon Valley Product Group and former product manager at companies like AOL, Ebay, Netscape and HP, shares  discusses a range of topic on product management from building cross-functional teams to why companies don’t operate like their role models and the difference between discovery and delivery and more in: We Talked To Product Management Legend Marty Cagan. Here’s What We Learned.

FOUNDER INTERVIEW: Justin Kan, co-founder of Kiko Software Justin.tv, Twitch, Socialcam, and Atrium, talks with a16z general partner Andrew Chen about the lessons he learned in managing and building a technology company, and shares advice on fundraising strategy, stress management, mentoring and more in: a16z Podcast: 10+1 Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur

INVESTOR MANAGEMENT: Justin Kan, CEO of Atrium founder of Twitch, Socialcam, Justin.Tv and Kiko Software, shares tips  on facilitating productive board meetings,  and how to leverage collaboration of board members to solve a company’s problems in: Founder’s Guide to Productive Board Meetings

FUNDRAISING: Sammy Abdullah of blossomstreetventures.com shares the qualities that venture funds investors look for in a CEO in: What big funds look for in a CEO

FUNDRAISING: Scott Kupor, managing partner at Andreesen Horowitz, shares how he became a part of one of the world’s most renowned venture firms in the form of a16z, and explains the mistakes entrepreneurs make when pitching venture capitalists and more in: 20VC: A16Z’S SCOTT KUPOR ON THE BIGGEST LEARNINGS FROM SCALING A16Z FROM $300M TO $7BN AUM, THE BIGGEST MISTAKES ENTREPRENEURS MAKE WHEN PITCHING VCS & WHY VC IS SIMPLY A CUSTOMER SERVICE BUSINESS

SAAS: Kyle Poyar, vice-president at OpenView’s market strategy team, shares guidelines for SaaS product management, and offers a wealth of resources (articles, podcasts and interviews) for product managers in: The Ultimate Guide to SaaS Product Management