ssg daily yo! friday, march 13, 2015


ssg daily yo! friday, march 13, 2015 archives

join our growing grassroots community of founders, investors, and advisors to


notes: skipping march 12, 2015 since the daily goes out late evenings Cupertino time, next date will be used instead.



  1. member blogs March 11, 2015 was 8. Tied record!
  2. contributions to editing — n/a; (members always invited to edit)
  3. Terrence Yang and JD Carluccio for great discussions on public Twitter around focus on product first  (then occasional blogging).
  4. Darryl McAdams for constructive feedback on tweets that could have been easily misinterpreted.


  1. Wed march 11th, Tied record of 8 blogs/day. (Same as above).



  1. 181 members; 130 on Slack
  2. Goal: 1000 members by June 2015; be the best startup community, period. 8 blogs/day means 1 blog to read every hour at work.
  3. Blogs today my members?


team goals

  1. metrics
    1. see #metrics channel on Slack.
  2. rally around Ingrid’s STEM project (twitter @ingridium)
  3. Finkip – a new way to read blogs. Please review.


ideas to consider

  1. Promoting, rallying around members launches.


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

  1. Misnomers about Angel Investing by Josh Maher
  2. Think before Disrupting by Alan Daniel
  3. Some Thoughts on Meerkats by Tom Maxwell
  4. 10 Things Startups and Local Bands Should Avoid Screwing Up On – by Adam Marx
  5. Bootstrapping by Charles Jo

interesting notes from SSG Slack & elsewhere

  1. Fred Wilson, the famous VC, mentioned on TWIST interview that he reads some cold emails. Very unusual and awesome.  Everyone should follow him on Twitter.

member tweetstorms, rebuttstorms (hi @pmarca), upcoming speaking engagements, events (pix or it didn’t happen!), quora Q&A

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icymi (best of Mattermark, @sama, etc.)

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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



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Your input is welcome