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Can No-code Lead the African Tech Revolution?
November 20, 2022
Africa has been touted as the "next frontier in tech." This piece discusses how no-code technology can kick-start the African tech revival and solve some of the chronic problems of the continent in the meantime.
Kelly O'Connor
Kelly O'Connor
Code2 / Sophisticated Nomad
3 Questions to Ask Yourself as a Founder Before Investors Do
If you are about to meet some investors, it is best to prepare yourself for some curveballs they can throw you. This blog post highlights three questions from three accomplished investors and discusses the rationale behind them.
Bruce McFadden
Bruce McFadden
Code2 / Seasoned Taskmaster
Angel Investing: The Challenges Ahead
Can angel investing get through the current economic turbulence unscathed? Eugene van Ost looks into the crystal ball for the challenges awaiting angel investing in the near future and suggests ways to tackle them.
Eugene van Ost
Eugene van Ost
Code2 / IT Soothsayer
Algorithm-based Investing: The Clairvoyant We've been Waiting for?
Artificial intelligence and machine learning seem poised to transform many a business. Can angel investing be one of them? This blog post discusses to what extent algorithms can benefit angel investors.
Kelly O'Connor
Kelly O'Connor
Code2 / Sophisticated Nomad
BOOK REVIEW - 'The Cold Start Problem' by Andrew Chen
October 30, 2022
So many startups count on leveraging network effects for their products when, in fact, very few can do that properly. In The Cold Start Problem, Andrew Chen explains what makes network effects so difficult to master and offers his readers a template they can use to reliably unlock this transformative power.
M. Çınar Büyükakça
M. Çınar Büyükakça
Code2 / Great Thinker
The Angel’s Touch: How Angel Investors Contribute to Startup Success
A well-connected angel investor can plug vital holes in the skill set available to a startup and significantly elevate its performance. In this blog post, we look into the specifics of what top angel investors bring to the table in addition to capital.
Bruce McFadden
Bruce McFadden
Code2 / Seasoned Taskmaster
Top Angel Investors Reveal Their Secret Sauce
"An early-stage investor in Airbnb, Dropbox, Uber..." How can some angel investors consistently pick better startups while others can't? This blog post takes a look at the parameters successful investors consider before pulling the trigger on an investment decision.
Eugene van Ost
Eugene van Ost
Code2 / IT Soothsayer
Sage Advice from Angel Investors to Founders
What should your game plan be to become more successful at fundraising as a founder? What do D angel investors care about more, bright ideas or the right people? Kelly O'Connor looks into what angel investors prioritize while assessing founders.
Kelly O'Connor
Kelly O'Connor
Code2 / Sophisticated Nomad
Angel Investors: Philanthropy à la Silicon Valley
With their higher risk tolerance and hands-on approach, angel investors cut a different image from institutional investors. It turns out a higher return on investment is not the only thing that motivates angel investors.
Bruce McFadden
Bruce McFadden
Code2 / Seasoned Taskmaster
BOOK REVIEW - 'Zero to One: Notes on Startups or How to Build the Future' by Peter Thiel
September 30, 2022
An entrepreneur, an investor, and a visionary blessed with a Midas touch, or a villain determined to destroy the society as we know it? Zero to One sheds light on how Peter Thiel sees the world and what he strives to achieve with his investments and scholarship fund.
M. Çınar Büyükakça
M. Çınar Büyükakça
Code2 / Great Thinker
5 Advantages of No-code and Low-code Development for Startups
Startups are in an uphill battle trying to gain traction against established players. They need all the help they can get. In this piece, Chatty Garrate discusses how no-code/low-code tools can help startups achieve multiple goals in one fell swoop.
Chatty Garrate
Chatty Garrate
Code2 / Guest Author
BOOK REVIEW - 'Just Enough Research' by Erika Hall
Customers and other stakeholders are who you turn to whenever there is a major setback with your business plan. However, getting information from people is not a straightforward process; it is an art unto itself. In Just Enough Research, Erika Hall explains different types of design research and how best to conduct them.
M. Çınar Büyükakça
M. Çınar Büyükakça
Code2 / Great Thinker
BOOK REVIEW - ‘Obviously Awesome: How to Nail Product Positioning so Customers Get It, Buy It, Love It’ by April Dunford
Startups strive to achieve product-market fit but lack proper guidance on how they should position their products. In Obviously Awesome, April Dunford combines her training in engineering with a three-decade-long experience in marketing and comes up with an action plan to end the suffering of startups.
M. Çınar Büyükakça
M. Çınar Büyükakça
Code2 / Great Thinker
B2X: A Synthetic Fuel for Your Startup's Growth Engine
April 05, 2022
B2C and B2B have been regarded as mutually exclusive marketing strategies for startups—you picked one or the other as you set off. This piece takes a look at a hybrid approach, B2X, which has attained considerable success for companies like Atlassian, Notion, and Slack.
Eugene van Ost
Eugene van Ost
Code2 / IT Soothsayer
BOOK REVIEW - ‘Founder’s FAQ: The Predictable Journey of the Ups and Downs of a Startup’ by İlker Köksal
Hearing from entrepreneurs who made it, one gets the impression that being a founder is all about having a great idea. In his book Founder’s FAQ, İlker Köksal shows us that there is more to being a founder than just an idea, and gets into the nitty-gritty of the whole process, from the conception stage to team building to exit.
M. Çınar Büyükakça
M. Çınar Büyükakça
Code2 / Great Thinker
BOOK REVIEW - ‘Delivering Happiness’ by Tony Hsieh
This is the story of a man who was true to himself in everything he did and made sure that his business reflected his genuineness. In Delivering Happiness, the late entrepreneur Tony Hsieh offers us a glimpse into how culture can be the foundation upon which a billion-dollar business is built.
M. Çınar Büyükakça
M. Çınar Büyükakça
Code2 / Great Thinker
Micro SaaS: An Attainable Dream for the Regular Folk
August 16, 2021
Micro SaaS is the tech equivalent of the small business in your neighborhood that is growing slowly but surely. It is the way to go for people who lack access to huge funds or VC support: All one needs to do is to find an underserved niche of customers with a well-defined problem, heal their pain, and voila!
Kelly O'Connor
Kelly O'Connor
Code2 / Sophisticated Nomad
No-Code Podcast Episodes of Note
What better way to get inspired than to listen to some of the CEOs of the many no-code platforms that color the software landscape? Here are some notable episodes that you might find to be worthwhile.
Danielle Boyd
Danielle Boyd
Code2 / No-Code Dabbler
As a Non-Technical Founder, Your Biggest Asset Is Not Waiting
April 27, 2021
Ever since startups replaced finance jobs as a top target for status seekers, volumes of anxiety-riddled text continue to spill out onto the internet in search of the elusive technical co-founder. Practical advice from Y Combinator since its inception hasn't bothered to shelter people from this notion either, 'If you can't convince at least one person to build this thing,' the thinking goes, 'then what does this say about your chances of success?'
Niall Ingle
Niall Ingle
Code2 / Resident Gypsy
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