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Steve Blank

Eight-time entrepreneur-turned-educator Steve Blank is credited with launching the Lean Startup movement. He's changed how startups are built, how entrepreneurship is taught, how science is commercialized, and how companies and the government innovate. His book, The Four Steps to the Epiphany, is a must read for any entrepreneur.

Paul Graham

Paul Graham – Paul is the founder of Y Combinator.  His blog is a treasure trove of information for entrepreneurs.  If you are going to subscribe to one blog, this is the one.

Union Square Ventures Blog” – Fred Wilson is the founder and Managing Partner of Union Square Ventures.  Union Square was an early backer of Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, Zynga, Kickstarter, and MongoDB. He has been blogging since 2003.  This blog is an excellent source of insight on cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen – Andy is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where he focuses on consumer and bottoms up SaaS. Prior to joint Andreessen, he led the growth team at Uber.

Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. He is a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz  and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley). He was the chief evangelist of Apple and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. He is also the author of The Art of the Start 2.0The Art of Social MediaEnchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

Mark Suster

Both Sides of the Table – Mark Suster a successful entrepreneur turned investor at UpFront Ventures.  Mark’s blog offers insights on entrepreneurship, venture capital and practical advice on running a startup.  I am regular reader of the “Startup Lessons” posts.

First Round Review – This unique blog is a project of First Round Capital.  First Round is one of the few firms that will invest at an extremely early stage (pre-seed).  Their focus on giving entrepreneur’s knowledge that they can immediately apply to their business.

Feld Thoughts” – Brad Feld is the Founder of Techstars.  His blog is a hybrid blog on entrepreneurship and his thoughts on life in general.

Dharmesh Shah

On Startups - Dharmesh Shah was the co-founder and CTO of Hubspot.  In his blog, he offers wide-ranging advice, with a focus on marketing. There is also a very active Facebook Community tied to his blog.

Seth Godin

Seth Godin - Seth is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker. In addition to launching one of the most popular blogs in the world, he has written 18 best-selling books, including The Dip, Linchpin, Purple Cow, Tribes, and What To Do When It's Your Turn (And It's Always Your Turn).

Tom Tunguz

Tom Tunguz  Tom is a VC with Redpoint is obsessed with data.  It is a must read for anyone running a SaaS startup.