We searched things over time on Google.
Co-founder - Matchnode
Not enough. We were Googling mostly.
Founder - Bamboo Supply
We went to blogs, and looked at online reviews. We talked to people that we knew to gather a lot of feedback.
Co-founder & CTO - MineWhat
Reddit was a huge resource. More recently, I go with my own intuition. I also talked with a few other smart people. Entrepreneur Ride Along is a great sub-Reddit, where you can get useful advice. At the beginning, the people on there were better, but it is still okay.
Founder - Companion Maids
I had previous experience with certain tools and I did a little bit of research. For other tools, it was advertising (e.g. Squarespace). I was already 6 months into the business when I was invited to a private subscription founders Facebook group. There are a few people in there that have mature businesses, so it is very helpful to share ideas and ask questions.
Founder - GrandBox
Stack Overflow, Quora, Stack Share. Google. Blogs.
Co-founder - Trove
We did a lot of web research. Often times companies come in through referral. We hear the vendors and then we look through the competitors, and read side by side user reviews. Peer Insights, for example, is a great tool from Gartner. It collects anonymized testimonials that allows you to endorse a product without exposing yourself so you get good unbiased reviews through that.
VP Marketing - Moogsoft
I did my own Google research and asked my network of founder friends. I spoke to the founders who were a few steps ahead of me, to get a sense of the tools they used, even before I had a need to use them. This way, when there was a need, I already knew a few solutions to evaluate.
Co-founder & CEO - BottlesTonight
ProductHunt, Stacklist, Google. We also asked other entrepreneurs. We went on Stacklist too--we like it because it is a vetted list of tools.
Co-founder & COO - Fizz
We did searches on Google, we have been reading websites (although I was disappointed with the reviews of most websites), and we have done a lot of demos and trials. We did a limited user base trial with Slack, for example, before adopting it, but this sort of thing takes time; it would be better to go with something that you know works.
COO - Higher Ed Growth
ProductHunt. Facebook groups with other founders. Quora. Tweets.
Founder & CEO - CloudPeeps
A lot of it was from prior work experience and past colleagues plus research from sites like Product Hunt.
Founder & CEO - Do
I was a corporate person for the first 15 years, so I was very familiar with a number of tools. In addition to that, I talked with other people that I knew had experience.
Founder - Andy OS
I asked every person I could that was successful. Most people love to help.
Founder & CEO - TelecomQuotes
Mostly Google, reading reviews and trying things out.
Founder & CEO - Instapage
I have a couple of mentors. We meet on a monthly basis.
Founder & Chief Doer - March Media
I mostly used Google. A good way to gauge if a company is reliable is to write to customer service and see how long it takes for them to get back to you.
Founder & CEO - MySiteAuditor
Mainly word of mouth.
Co-founder & CEO - Articoolo
We went to chiefmartec.com. It is an online publication that gives you a list of all the tools that companies are using.
Co-founder & CMO - Terminus
We consulted our network and we used Google.
Founder & CEO - Mifold
Friends who were going through the same thing. Other venture investors that have a sense of what startups need.
Founder - Engine
Stack overflow, the web community. Be judgmental about what you hear.
Co-founder & CEO - Tenantify
We found some of the tools that we adopted by reading news sites like TechCrunch or consulting other entrepreneurs, but the majority were suggested by people that joined the company and were familiar with the tool.
Founder & CEO - AppGyver
We looked at G2 Crowd--they have a lot of reviews. We also asked other companies and startups in our circle.
Co-founder - Sorc'd
We relied on past experiences, internet research, and recommendations from other people to choose the tools and services we use. It took some trial and error to find the right stack that worked for our team.
Co-founder & CEO - Opternative
Reviews and trials.
Founder & CEO - iPyxel Creations
Every time I had to select a new service or tool, I would connect with people I know or trust and find feedback on what they are using. I would try to see what stage they are in or have been in the stage I am at. Online reviews are also very powerful.
Co-founder & CEO - ProxToMe
We experimented with a lot of different tools.
Co-founder & CEO - AMPY
We used Google, we asked people, and we got a few opinions from reliable sources.
Co-founder & COO - TradingView
We asked friends, we researched on Google, and we looked on Quora. Startups have a lot of discounts which is good for trying out new products.
Founder - HandUp
I knew a lot of these tools because of previous jobs. I also attended entrepreneur meetups where we would discuss these tools.
Co-founder - LivePoll
I checked Stacklist because I knew about you guys. But other than that, it was a lot of talking to people, Reddit and Googling... a lot of Googling. It was really sourcing out and trying to read a lot of different articles to see what tools people liked. There was a lot of trial and error.
Co-founder & CMO - DownToJam
Google searches and recommendations from other entrepreneurs.
COO - Reverb.com
I just used Y combinator. I had an entrepreneur network, and for those that don't have that, it’s hard to get started.
Founder & CEO - Nomiku
ListServs and other entrepreneurs.
Director of Operations - Artsy
Mainly sharing in the network, and asking other folks we’ve worked with. There’s a broad network at Expa, but we all also have our own personal networks. It’s always easy to find someone who has done something you’re looking to do.
CTO - Expa
I used Segment to discover tools. And I got recommendations through my network, as well from sites like Twitter, Hacker News, and Product Hunt.
Co-founder - Rocksbox
We mostly looked on the internet for what the main tool was in a category, and then tried them out for one week, or month. Then we decided to keep it or not.
Co-founder & CEO - Concord
I would look at Product Hunt reviews, Quora, Techstars connections, and Twitter. I found some interesting reviews on Product Hunt.
Co-founder & CEO - Gorgias
Other founders, online research, and Stacklist.com.
Founder & CEO - Peerlyst, Inc.
Mainly speaking to peers.
Founder & CEO - Gigwell
I used Quora for recommendations and to speak to other founders and product managers on what tools to use. It was okay. Quora is broad, so you have to dig for your answer, but they are there.
Founder & CEO - Whim
We followed our own advice and looked at the various experiences for different products we liked. For marketing, HR, and finance, the people we hired had opinions on what they wanted to use.
Founder & CEO - Wizeline
Co-founder - Bubble
I like to ask my network, and sometimes I ask the Y Combinator network. I like to compile a few different options, tinker around with them, and get a feel for them, before making any final decisions.
Co-founder - BuildZoom
In the really early days, we founders leveraged our knowledge from previous companies, and chose what we had used in the past. We’re heavy users of apps, and we’re always on the lookout for ways to improve our processes. As we grew, we started leaning on our networks and other sources to find solutions and services that fit our needs.
Co-founder - FullContact
Friends, other startup founders, Google, and Internet searches.
COO - Chat Sports
Mainly word of mouth. We were in 500 Startups, so we asked around to the other startups. We also spent a lot of time trying out tools, exploring different things, and looking online. I’m always on Product Hunt, and always looking for better tools.
Marketing Manager - Shippo
Paychex, Salesforce, etc., we used at other organizations, so we started using them on day 1. Other products, like Slack, were just viral. I started using it with one coworker, and then we rolled it out to customer service, and then the engineering team wanted to use it. Zendesk is also a good example. We were using Salesforce, but then Googled, “best CRM/customer relationship software”, tried a couple, and ended up with Zendesk. It’s a much longer process, but you get to really try them out before committing to one.
CEO - OnSIP
(1) Fellow CEOs and CMOs in this space. (2) Other startups. (3) Using tons of product trials.
Co-founder & CEO - Blue Bite
Product Hunt, podcasts, content sent out with general tips from companies like Slack and Intercom.
Founder & CEO - Insurify
I tend to ask friends what they are using if I see something I like.
Founder & CEO - Arment Dietrich
Google, keeping up with the tech space, years of experience, and word of mouth. We mainly chose what has worked for us in the past at different businesses. But if you hear about a new tool, take a look at it, and see if it works for you!
Founder & CEO - Skout Deals
I used 2 main resources: 1) talking to friends and colleagues and 2) web searches. And as a marketer I’ve come to know that these are the main ways for people to discover web tools.
Head of Marketing - Pipedrive
A lot of the tools came from recommendations from other CEOs and founders. And a few came from cold emails from people reaching out to us. We also love free trials because they let us try something out for a few weeks to see if it’s a good fit. We’re not afraid to spend money, especially if it can help grow our business, but free trials are great.
Founder & CEO - Museum Hack
Word of mouth or previous experience. And on random occasions, I did a Google search to do some research before I bought a tool. I wish Stacklist was around when I was getting started! We heard about Slack through a business friend who worked at UnderCurrent. I use Google Apps because I worked at Google. I use SalesforceIQ because I worked at Salesforce. And our accountant said to use QuickBooks.
Founder & CEO - VProud
Mostly other entrepreneurs. We discovered FullStory in a Facebook group of product managers. We heard about Intercom online via social media. And sometimes, you do some research online when you have a problem. For example, with Papertrail, one of our engineers searched online via Google and found it when we were having a problem. Sometimes the best tool recommendations come out of searching for a solution when you have a problem at hand.
Co-founder & CEO - Rollout.io
I asked other founders in my network.
Co-founder & CEO - Priori Legal
A lot of it was recommended by my CTO. I also got recommendations from talking to my community, network, and groups. We also leveraged the use of open source LAMP stack technologies with lots of custom infrastructure (front and backend code) to keep the site fast and scalable. Everything is built and deployed in the Amazon Web Services cloud.
Co-founder & CEO - Queen of Raw
Some of the tools, like Salesforce and Marketo, we used in the past. Others, like Intercom and Calendly, we found when we saw other startups using them. You’d see a message from Intercom or Calendly and then you’d go to see what they’re all about. And sometimes, like Gorgias, the tools came from a Google search. But a lot of the tool recommendations came from discussions with other companies.
Founder & CEO - Oktopost
Google, primarily. But also TechCrunch.
Co-founder - Mexicue
Use the tools that are available; don’t try to build one if you don’t need to. You won’t find the perfect solution that will meet 100% of your requirements, so if there’s a tool that meets 70-80% of what you need, just use it and adjust your process accordingly. Using a tool like Zapier to connect things is also really helpful. In a world where there are apps and tools for every specific thing, getting them all connected is something I definitely would suggest doing.
Founder & CEO - Knowtify
We would find things out on the web, on something like TechCrunch or Hacker News. And we talked to other startups in town
Co-founder - BuzzStream
I use tools that I was familiar with at previous startups. There was no one place to look and see what people were using.
Founder & CEO - Justworks
Now Stacklist, naturally! There’s also a Social Marketers Facebook Group that has been a great source. I found Conversocial through it. I also have a group of friends in New York, and we had a mastermind group. As we came across interesting things, we share them with each other. Quora has been really useful for information too. I shouldn’t be surprised, but I found Airtable from a Twitter ad!
Co-founder & CEO - Sociality Squared
The way the system goes is that the employee that has the need identifies the tool. For example, we spent a fair amount of time looking for a software development platform, and it all came down to the developers themselves coming to me and saying, “This is what we want to use.” We also always choose tools we integrate with, and we integrate with a lot of tools!
Senior Network Administrator - Smartsheet
We primarily relied on referrals, which is why Stacklist is great. A lot of the referrals came from me sitting down with a VP at a sister company, or similar company, and asking them what they used. Early on, we’d sign up for everything, and then make a Google Doc where we’d compare everything and then decide what was best for us.
Growth and Business Development Strategy - Lob
GetApp, StackShare, recommendations from our friends in the startup space.
Founder - Qbox
The recommendations mainly came from word of mouth, or from my team. People get recommendations from Meetups, etc. I’ve never had to Google “best ___ tool”.
CEO - Zumper
I talked to other founders and Googled “best ____ system”. I have also compared reviews on various review sites.
Managing Director - Impact Hub NYC
We found everything mostly by Googling. We chose some tools because they were what we used previously at other companies, and got a few recommendations from friends, but it really has been mostly from Google.
Co-founder - Chrobrus
A lot of it has been what we’ve heard from others, and from asking around. And Googling, of course.
Founder & CEO - Dibs
Venwise members. I test stuff that works, and I get to pull from a great network.
Founder & CEO - Venwise
We started as a Techstars company, so we were sitting next to a lot of great companies that we could ask for recommendations. That was a great way to get started. As we have evolved, it’s more about how our needs have changed and our priorities have evolved. Every company has unique needs, but you don’t need to recreate the wheel in terms of selecting tools, so it’s great to get access to information about which tools worked for companies similar to yours.
Co-founder & CEO - PivotDesk
It’s all been the luck of the draw. I’ve been using Google for a while, so it was easy to keep using that when I started this business. I was only a sophomore when I started this, and I had no idea how to run a company, so I just asked around, asked my dad (a business owner) and figured a lot of stuff out on my own.
Founder & Owner - Campus Delivery
Asking around in my networks.
Head of Finance - Dots
Our accelerator program email list, and asking other founders.
Founder & CEO - Blinkbuggy
The internet. We tried out a lot of different programs and services that we found online.
Co-founder - Simple Texting
TriNet and our own networks.
Chief Operations Officer - CTRL Collective
I asked people what they’re using. And productivity blogs like LifeHacker do “what’s in your backpack?” and “what tools do you use?” sections, and those are helpful. I’ve always looked for something like Stacklist. There was something like this in the past and they tried to do the same thing, but the reviews weren’t curated. It’s very helpful that the reviews on Stacklist are all curated.
Founder & Head of Operations - Wheelhouse
Google, GitHub, Hacker News.
Co-founder & CIO - Enplug
Talking to others at the Start-Up Chile accelerator and Google searches.
Co-founder & COO - RealLife Global
They came in as problems arose. With Recurly, we almost had to hire someone to process credit cards. Or just use a system that automates it. That now frees up 1.5 people’s time so they can now help customers. We were using Google Hangouts for internal chat until we had 20 people, and then we needed something bigger, so we moved to Slack. And Slack was free when we started. We’ve really just found tools as needed. We hear about a lot of tools through TechCrunch, etc., as well.
CMO & EVP of Sales - ExecRank
App Annie, Crunchbase and Quora to look up info about competition. TechCrunch to follow competition.
Co-founder - GoKid
My peers and my network. I usually start off by asking people I know, and if I don’t get any good answers, I resort to a Google search. I also follow Product Hunt, Mashable, PandoDaily, TechCrunch, etc. A lot of times I just stumble upon tools, but if I need something right now, it’s usually a Google search and asking people I know. And now, Stacklist! I am legitimately excited about Stacklist because it goes beyond app directories, which are fine, but Stacklist adds a level of curation that makes the search for the right tool so much easier.
Founder - Built for Teams
Google. And if I found a product I was interested in, I would Google "x resource vs. y resource," and usually there would be a Quora article about it. I would also ask our startup friends for their opinion.
Founder & CEO - Codementor
We drew on what we were familiar with, like Evernote and Dropbox. We defaulted to what we were already using. In the early days, we were in programs with free access to tools. And if they stick, you stay with them. Amazon has programs for startups, like Dogpatch, which gives you credits with AWS. For everything else, 99% of the time I am Googling and looking in Quora, along with asking other startups what they’re using.
Founder & CMO - Cloze
I speak to members of my internal network. I ask them, “Do you use it? How do you use it?” And ask them for their specific use case. And then I test with just me, or with a small team. From there, we see if we want to roll it out to the entire team.
Founder & CEO - Nomad Financial
I use past experience, and a relatively small network of word-of-mouth people. No one thinks about integrating at seed stage; it’s usually just who gets to you first.
CFO - Makeable
I have an informal parliament of founders, so when someone recommends a tool, I shoot it out to all of them and ask for their feedback.
Co-founder & CEO - BarterSugar
LinkedIn, ReadWriteWeb, and Mashable.
Founder & CEO - Writing It Right For You
We basically just Googled and looked for the best in each category. For many tools we use, our internal technology committee will test and research before deciding on a solution. We have a sister company, Manhattan Prep, and we looked to them for recommendations. We see what they’re using, and sometimes can piggyback on that. But they have a much bigger budget than us, so the tools aren’t always great for both of us.
Director of Marketing and Operations - mbaMission
Stacklist, Capterra, GetApp, Google
President & Founder - SmarterU
We talked to friends, but mostly just Googled. Or we’d hear of new tools on Product Hunt, TechCrunch and Hacker News, so we’d try those tools quite often. I’m an addicted early adopter, so I experiment with tools out of personal interest. Through that process, we sometimes find things that are interesting or that we can learn from. We try to keep up with the times.
We used our internal Spark Portfolio mailing list, and VC and investor recommendations. We also asked our close networks and other founders for recommendations.
Co-founder - Aviary
We have relied mainly on recommendations from friends, and then we’ll just test out what works best for us.
Founder & COO - Book In A Box
I relied on web searches and talking to my network for recommendations.
Co-founder - LiveBinders
I talked to other founders and friends in the startup space for recommendations and tips.
Co-founder - Bundle Organics
Founding Partner - Blueprint Health
We just networked a lot. My team had a bunch of tools they felt strongly about using, and anything else I just asked around.
Founder - SenseHealth
We talked to friends, read, and heard about tools by word of mouth.
COO, Developer - Lightmatter
TechCrunch and online blogs like FeldThoughts.
Founder & CEO - Publicize
We chose a lot of tools because we'd used them before. We're on Product Hunt all the time, so we'll try a lot of things just for the sake of research. I'm constantly trying new tools so if something fits, I might build it into our workflow.
Co-founder - Cloudo
I mainly used Google, but I also asked my friends and people in my network for recommendations.
Founder & CEO - Sociallybuzz
I read HackerNews and all the big tech blogs, and I obsessively live on Product Hunt, so we’re always trying new products.. And also just asking friends and learning from companies that are a year or two older than us.
Co-founder & COO - Casper
I keep an eye out on Product Hunt for new products. It helps me see what’s “in”. And what we do with the platform, we need to know what’s coming out next. Most products are not products at first, they’re really just features, and we can learn from them. And we can use some of the tools early on, which gives us a competitive advantage.
Founder & CEO - UnifiedVU
The only real resources are your network and using your Google.
Co-founder & COO - Betterment
I’m in a unique situation because I write about all of this stuff for a living. But I also rely heavily on recommendations from colleagues and peers.
Editorial Director & Editor-in-Chief - ReadWrite
We have a big network in the industry, and I participate in education fairs all over the world, so we got feedback from peers and from schools.
Jose de Andrade
Founder & Director - Hello Australia
Some of our employees felt strongly about certain tools, like Pivotal Tracker, and for others I tried to read as many blogs as possible about tech and development. From there, I got a feel for the community and what developers were using, so I started to follow their lead when it comes to best practices. I also follow forums on AWS, and companies that provide how-tos. The important thing for me was making sure I had a solid technology stack for building my content origination and distribution marketplace; scalability is a must.
Founder - Jurnid
Google searches. We also read Product Hunt, Hacker News, and look at GitHub trends, but those are mainly just to keep up with what’s going in the community, as opposed to actively searching for something. But later when we need a solution for X, if a search comes up with something we earlier saw on Product Hunt, we might consider it to more vetted and give it a shot.
Co-founder - Eager
We asked friends and did online search, including Mashable, Quora. We then evaluated cost/value of each tool.
Founder & CEO - Nine Naturals
It requires a lot of Googling and looking for product reviews. There are a lot of seeded reviews out there, and you need to be able to smell a false review that’s too positive or too negative. You need to talk to other people who are like you and ask them what they recommend. An endorsement from a friend means the world and saves a lot of time in terms of research and culling through resources.
Partner - DXagency
When we were starting, a lot of this research was done on Quora, asking various questions about what we needed to do--a very messy one-off process. So it would have been nice to have a compiled list of services from people who are vetted and experienced.
Co-founder - Point
There's really no good resource out there. Gartner is old school, and TrustRadius was only just starting when we were looking, so wasn't very reliable. We used the message boards at my VCs, and also Googled reviews.
Founder & CEO - Knozen
We Googled tools and talked to friends. Starting to tap our incubator community more!
CEO & Chief People Person - Founders Bloc
I chose tools I had used at previous jobs, and asked friends who run startups.
CTO - Bowery
I usually ask friends for referrals.
Co-founder - Thinkful
First we determine the problems we need to solve, what we actually need--this is the first step before we talk to anyone else. Then we talk to people and drill in on their product and see how deep it goes in relation to the things we need to accomplish. We also read blogs (Kissmetrics, GetElastic, Ecoconsultancy).
Co-founder & COO - TeePublic
I talk with other entrepreneurs and not VCs!
Co-founder & CEO - SponsorHub
The Columbia University ecosystem, people I knew that were entrepreneurs in the past, that sort of thing.
Founder & CEO - Coin Out Inc.
We spoke to friends and did a lot of networking.
Ron J. Williams
Managing Partner - proofLabs Group
We talked to other startups and did online searches.
Co-founder - NeuroDining
I subscribe to a couple of newsletters, but we really haven’t found a great resource for this information. The strength of your investors and their portfolio is what you'd look at first. As a startup, you need so much help, so sometimes that leverage is what you need most. It really comes down to introductions at that point.
Co-founder - Jump Ramp Games
I used the Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic.
Founder - Green Peak Labs
We consulted other folks in the Columbia Startup Lab. There are a few sites, like Steve Blank’s blog, that are great for tool recommendations, and I often turn to the Harvard Business Review and popular blogs like AVC.
Founder - ExecCoach.Me
Word of mouth and Google research.
Co-founder - Drop Global
Friends, colleagues and free trials.
CEO - DeansList
Our team already knew the software. That's pretty much it.
Co-founder - Cooperatize
We did a lot of Google searches and read news articles.
CEO & Co-founder - SideProjects
It’s critical to talk to other founders. We also used Quora a lot, and there are a million articles out there. I went through a fair amount of time going through them and cross-checking them against each other.
Founder & CEO - NextGenVest
Early on, it was mostly networking and Google searches. Now, our CFO uses vendor search processes. We "interview" every piece of software that comes in. We really hand-picked our tools and didn't consult many different resources.
CEO & Co-founder - Movable Ink
The Y Combinator community was pretty helpful, but I found a lot of utility from reading blog posts from other small startups on the tools they used when they were scaling up.
Founder & CEO - Framed Data
We did lots of Googling and asking around.
Co-founder - Everplans
We reached out to a lot of other startup friends. Also, one of our VCs maintains a list of tools--from HR to legal to accounting--and it’s all services they've vetted over the years.
CEO - Dasher
We asked around. I also put together a blog post on this: https://blog.docsend.com/what-actually-happens-after-you-raise-money/
Co-founder & CEO - DocSend
Friends. A lot of the best information is on Quora, so many times I’ll do a Google search specifically for Quora. It also depends on type of software. It's easier to find information on marketing software than, say, payroll software.
Co-founder - Tuckerman & Co.
Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer - Wellinks
We used mostly recommendations from friends of mine.
Co-founder - BananaDesk
We read a lot of information on Quora, blogs, Google and TechCrunch, and we talked to peers.
Co-founder & CEO - Ampush
I asked friends who were entrepreneurs. And, as a tech reporter, I was already familiar with a lot of these services.
Founder & Editor-in-Chief - The Information
We went with the tools our friends recommended to us.
CEO - Splash
Mostly friends and internet research. I also try to find user-generated reviews, as opposed to reviews or rankings posted by the site.
CEO - Canopy Apps
We spoke to a lot of friends. We tried to find the consensus around a product, rather than making a snap decision.
Co-founder - SocialRank
We did a lot of online research, and sought out recommendations from other developers.
Team Lead - Muse Games
We asked our friends and conducted Google searches. We found products, found their competitors and took it from there.
Co-founder - Journey Bar, LLC
I asked people I knew.
VP Finance & Operations - willa
We didn't consult too many resources. Once we had a lawyer, he recommended our accountant, who then recommended our bookkeeper.
Co-founder & CEO - Manicube
We mostly consulted friends and other entrepreneurs, and also did a lot of research on sites like Quora and Stack Overflow. I don’t think there’s a great solution out there yet to solve this problem.
CEO & Founder - Greatist
In most cases, we used systems that our employees had used beforehand; in some instances, we explored demos before onboarding additional systems.
Founder & CEO - Kargo
We mostly talked to people. Within the Y Combinator group, there's an active Google group where a lot of people will ask about software. We also looked up reviews on Quora.
Co-founder & CEO - One Month
We have a big enough team that we can spend a bit of time researching these things. Also, I'm the first loyal user of Stacklist!
Founder & CEO - Common
We just browse the web and listen for recommendations from friends and acquaintances.
CEO & Founder - 15Five
In our case, we were lucky because operations, processes and systems were my field of expertise, so I already knew what I was looking for. Free trials were huge, and companies were great about expanding them. If you call and ask for an extension of a few more weeks (particularly in a two-week trial) because you haven't made up your mind just yet, they hardly ever say no.
Co-founder Stage: Seed - Sailo
Our CTO is our in-house expert. He has the final say in what we use and how it's implemented.
CEO - TreSensa
I relied on past experience, and talked to friends who are entrepreneurs. First Round Capital (an investor) has a shared network, and they have a good message board where you can post questions or read past conversations about different services.
Founder & CEO - Tinkergarten
Fellow entrepreneurs and Google.
Partner - Exubrancy
Y Combinator alumni.
Founder & CEO - AirHelp
Mostly Hacker News.
Founder & CEO - Pair
I don’t follow too many blogs, but there are a few good ones: I'm a big fan of the Buffer blog, Kissmetrics has a good one, and I read Neil Capel's Sailthru blog, too. These seem to cover everything without taking too much time.
Founder & CEO - EventBrowse.com
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