ssg daily! monday, march 16, 2015



ssg daily! monday, march 16, 2015 archives

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contact: charles jo 650.906.2600 – twitter @charlesjo



  1. A member proposed a very interesting idea by email.  Hoping he announces it soon to group as it may help all of us.
  2. Feedback on ssg daily is always welcome and encouraged. Every feedback will be reviewed and considered — for now while our membership #s are in 3 digits.  Reminder: members can edit the daily at throughout the day.  Distribution is around 9:30pm PST.
  3. Mission: Create the best grassroots startup community of founders, investors, advisors helping each other to succeed.
  4. How can ssg be better?



  1. member blogs March 14, 2015 was 3.
  2. contributions to editing — n/a; (members always invited to edit)



  1. almost at 200 members.



  1. 194 members; 145 on Slack.
  2. Blogs today by members? 3.


team goals

  1. 1000 members by June 2015; be the best startup community, period.
  2. 8 blogs/day means
  3. metrics
    1. see #metrics channel on Slack.
    2. alliances and partners?
  4. rally support around
    1. Finkip – a new way to read blogs. Please review.
    2. Nima’s Brazil/Canada projects.
    3. Cat’s newsletter


ideas to consider

  1. Slack has been fantastic for global instant communication tool but explore alternatives for video conferences, demos, pitches, etc.
  2. Student chapters at universities.  Nothing too burdensome/bureaucratic but rather super-lean.
  3. Best blogging practices (beyond nagging) and distribution channels.



  1. Fantasy Founders Game
    1. value of blogging; fantasy founders game for blogging founders vs. nah. – started 3/12/15. Terrence YC vs Charles (draft founders who blog: picks Adam, Darryl, Jonas, Chris, Shane)



member blogs today- highlight blogs from ssg members; please read, engage, tweet…

  1. Fighting vs Arguing by Adam Marx
  2. Growth by Justin Wu
  3. VR Space by Phil Johnson


previous member blogs


  1. What the hell is happening? by Jonas Daniels
  2. Startup CTO equity by Scott McGregor
  3. On Integrity and Buckets by Charles Jo
  4. Highlights Are a Big Deal by Sergio Romo @sromo16
  5. Tumblr Blog by Terrence Yang
  6. How to prevent your co-founder from stealing your company by Josh Maher
  7. Friday rant by Charles Jo – technically a half free-style tweetstorm
  8. Misnomers about Angel Investing by Josh Maher
  9. Think before Disrupting by Alan Daniel
  10. Some Thoughts on Meerkats by Tom Maxwell
  11. 10 Things Startups and Local Bands Should Avoid Screwing Up On – by Adam Marx
  12. Bootstrapping by Charles Jo


interesting notes from SSG Slack & elsewhere (books, etc.) See #books section on Slack.

  1. Collaboration
  2. Startuplister
  3. GigaOm postmortem
  4. Habits
  5. Free pr search tool for startups
  6. Bitcoin blogs



past ideas

  1. ssg labs – started 3/4/15
    1. explore ideas within group
  2. edition times – 9:30pm PST (initially 3/4/15)
  3. create easier invite and onboarding than (initially 3/4/15)
    ← WeAreLATech is using a TypeForm page to onboard to their slack channel. See:

    1. 10 minutes to process…
  4. better format for website, more content/context
  5. save also as pdf editions – done
  6. theme song to newsletter by one of Adam Marx’s @adammarx13 awesome bands; maybe cycle thru his bands?
  7. invite more tech/startup bloggers
  8. automate this newsletter (by @costrike)
  9. virtual pitches in future. Google Hangouts -> Yahoo stream.  40 minutes Total next time.
  10. Bloggers – focus on finding tech startup bloggers to join SSG.
  11. RFB: Request for blogs.  Crowdsource ideas for member blogs.
  12. Create a mobile app for SSG users (not slack ) ?
  13. Create a SSG social network site on top of present website –    ?
  14. Create visual analytics about subject matters and topics reheated to start ups
  15. BTC
  16. Promoting, rallying around members’ launches.
  17. ad space on ssg daily and



Your input is welcome