Every successful startup breaks rules in a fresh way, but all founders have to conquer issues previously faced by others. We’ve worked closely with a lot of remarkable people who have demonstrated that some solutions are more effective than others.
Their experiences are at the heart of Grove, a new section of our website by founders for founders. The stories shared on Grove are full of practical advice about the building blocks of an enduring company. We hope that they help and inspire fresh generations of entrepreneurs.
In addition to insights from founders, Grove also features Sequoia guides - detailed explanations of important topics. Our first guide addresses a particularly thorny one: pricing. It includes a summary of the factors that influence pricing; how customers perceive value; and experiences from companies such as eBay, Evernote, LinkedIn and Weebly.
Evernote CEO Phil Libin and Sequoia's Roelof Botha will be hosting a drink-up to discuss the topic live on October 23 in San Francisco. You can register here, though tickets are limited.
Because we don’t have all the answers, we’ve also curated some of the best business-building advice from across the web. We’ve organized the content to make it easy to find what you’re looking for and discover new topics.
This is just a start. We'll be posting more insights from founders and our guides on other topics. Next up: customer service. You can sign up below for the latest updates.
There are no sure-fire solutions. But we do hope that these founders' insights, gathered over decades, will help.
We'll be posting more insights in the months ahead. Email us with feedback.