Entries by Mattan Griffel

Why Codecademy Didn’t Work for Me

As someone who learned how to code pretty recently, I’m frustrated by the way that coding is taught to beginners. I wanted to learn coding because: a) I wanted to build a Web app and it’s near impossible to find good developers in this market, and b) Thought coding would be a valuable skill to […]

What is Growth Hacking?

Key Takeaways Growth hacking is marketing + coding. It includes things like: landing page optimization, SEO, public relations, advertising, and copywriting. Three things that a Growth Hacker might do in a typical day: A/B testing landing pages Capturing emails before you launch your product Optimizing the virality of your product so that more people use […]

Why Should You Incorporate Your Startup In Delaware?

Startup Series: Why Delaware? Why should you incorporate your startup in Delaware, even if you’ve never been there?* A whole lot of companies in the US are incorporated in Delaware, even if the company doesn’t actually exist there. One Month, for example, is incorporated in Delaware, even though we’re headquartered in New York (and we’ve […]

3 Ways to Know If A Developer Is Good

If you don’t necessarily have a technical background and you’re thinking about bringing in a developer, how do you assess them? How do you even know if they have the very particular set of skills your site or application needs? On this Founder Friday, Mattan and Chris tackle how to win devs, and make an […]

Ruby vs. Python

Ruby vs. Python   RUBY PYTHON LANGUAGE  More magical Created in 1995 by Yukihiro Matsumoto More Direct Created in 1991 by Guido Van Rossum PROS Tons of features out of the box for web development Quick to embrace new things Very easy to learn A diverse community with big ties to Linux and academia CONS Can […]

The Perfect Follow Up To One Month Rails

Why should someone who already took One Month Rails take One Month Ruby? Well, for one, you know very little about Ruby so far. Sure, we did some basic stuff like if… then. And we created a few variables. But Ruby is a wonderful language, and your ability to get stuff done in Rails is […]

What Are Convertible Notes and Why Use Them?

Throughout our previous entries on raising funds as a startup, we’ve been talking about raising money for your company by sharing equity with venture funds. When you’re a company in its early days, sharing equity is difficult. Moving equity from your company to another requires a lot of time to hash out an agreement everyone […]

Storytelling For Startups

In light of our recent Storytelling for Business course announcement, this Founder Friday, I wanted to talk about storytelling for startups and how you can improve your ability to pitch your startup. I have four basic pieces of advice: Set up a problem. Do this before you talk about your startup or what you do. […]