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[INFLECTION News] - SXSW Recap, Turning Down YC, & How To Make Friends

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[INFLECTION News] - SXSW Recap, Turning Down YC, & How To Make Friends
By Frank Denbow • Issue #11 • View online
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INFLECTION Updates
Check out the recap trailer from our SXSW event:
Tech&Culture Trailer
Tech&Culture Trailer
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Dayna Isom-Johnson and Tani Chambers at Tech & Culture
Dayna Isom-Johnson and Tani Chambers at Tech & Culture
News & Commentary
How This Founder Built a $1.7 Billion Business Around a Product That's Normally Thrown in the Trash | Inc.com
Top Tweets
Sahil Lavingia
The music, publishing, film, and startup industries are almost identical. The models are similar, it's mostly the nouns that are different.

🎵 Music has artists, managers, labels.
📚 Publishing has authors, agents, publishers.
👩🏻‍💻 Tech has founders, incubators, and VCs.
Wilson Hung
1/ There’s a lot the food-CPG industry can learn from how @moizali grew @native_cos. The deodorant space was dominated by huge incumbents with large advertising budgets & cutthroat pricing.

After ~3 years, their branded search term grew and was acquired for “only” $100M by P&G https://t.co/Fywb55PnnE
Tyler Tringas ✈️ Vegas
SaaS co's focused on SMBs that raise >$15m in VC will get pulled inexorably toward the center of revenue gravity that is enterprise.

Bootstrappers can win by nailing product for SMBs venture-funded co's can't afford to serve.
Alex MacCaw
Advice for SAAS founders:

1. Make sure you are a survivor. SAAS compounds, but it takes ages. The winners are the survivors. The simplest way is to be cash-flow positive.

2. Have fun. It will take a decade to get anywhere. You have to enjoy the ride.
Tactical Guides
How to make friends, build a community, and create the life you want — Quartz
Opportunities
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