Founders Flash

This week’s articles explore business lessons in rap songs, discuss voting control for entrepreneurs, feature a founder who rented out her room to fund her start-up, and share advice on start-up investing.

Using Rap to Teach Pithy Lessons in Business – Claire Cain Miller, New York Times

Prominent Silicon Valley VC investor, Ben Horowitz, says rap holds a trove of lessons for tech entrepreneurs.

Want Zuckerberg-Like Voting Control? Start Facebook First – Joanna Glaser, PEHub

Founders of hot companies manage to maintain voting power after multiple rounds of venture funding, but it’s difficult for entrepreneurs to negotiate similar terms.

How This Entrepreneur Raised $28,000 Using Airbnb to Fund Her Startup – Mark Suster, Both Sides of the Table

The Founder of Recycled Media rented out her bedroom and couch on Airbnb to afford her year-one operations.

Five Tips for Aspiring Venture Investors – Peter Cohan, Forbes

An investor from Greylock Partners shares advice on investing in start-ups.

This post was authored by Founders Workbench.

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