How to Build a Beautiful API Business

I’ve been studying API companies Stripe and Twilio since they hit the scene, first as an early user and customer of each. For the past


Permission to Fail

People write a lot about the emotional rollercoaster of startups. Turns out, that roller coaster doesn’t slow down after year 1, 2, or 3. I


How to scale your company culture.

Startup Summer Day Camp — an annual gathering of friends (old and new) in Golden Gate Park. In March of this year, Alexa wrote a post on the


Don’t just make a technology, make a business.

A common struggle faced by founding teams is understanding the distinction between creating a technology and creating a business. History’s entrepreneurial graveyard is rife with