Why I chose customer-funded growth over taking VC money

Why I chose customer-funded growth over taking VC money

Aytekin Tank It’s the first page in a familiar story. A college kid comes up with a clever idea and starts building it in his spare hours. He goes all-in to focus on building the product and works 80-hour weeks, keeping his eyes firmly on the prize. Soon, he’s creating pitch decks and dazzling VCs. The valuations soar. He’s a media darling. That’s how you accomplish big things, right? Sometimes. But this glittering narrative lures founders into a business world…

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How I went from newbie to Software Engineer in 9 months while working full time

How I went from newbie to Software Engineer in 9 months while working full time

In this post, I’ll share how I went from zero(ish) to a six-figure software engineering job offer in nine months while working full time and being self-taught. Whenever I would start reading a success story, I would immediately look to find the author’s background, hoping it would match mine. I never found someone who had the same background as I did, and most likely mine won’t match yours exactly. Nonetheless, I hope that my story inspires others and acts as…

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10 Of the Major Benefits That Can Afford Your Small Business

10 Of the Major Benefits That Can Afford Your Small Business

Virtual systems are the order of the day offering businesses immense advantages not thought of hitherto. Having a virtual phone system simply means business owners can have a mobile office anywhere and at any time. Virtual phone systems are the latest communication tools that are being increasingly used by small businesses the world over.As the name indicates, virtual phone systems are not located in the office premises of the business that is using the system. The hardware and software of…

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Simple Examples of Cloud Computing

Simple Examples of Cloud Computing

Screenshot: Soundcloud—one of my favourite examples of a website (and mobile app) that uses cloud computing to good effect. Musicians and DJs upload their music, which “followers” can listen to (or preview) for free through real-time streaming. You can build up a personal collection of tracks you like and access them from any device, anytime, anywhere. The music you listen to stays up in the cloud: in theory, there is only ever one copy of every music file that’s uploaded….

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Jeep Compass Features & Specifications

Jeep Compass Features & Specifications

Jeep Compass Overview Fiat Chrysler Automobiles after a long delay finally made their India debut back in 2016 with two exciting products which included the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee. Both these SUV’s were sold in the Indian market via the CBU route and thus were expensive and well above the reach of many. However, that is all going to change now because Jeep has decided to launch a new SUV which is well within reach of buyers. For price details…

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Ford Figo Aspire Facelift First Drive

Ford Figo Aspire Facelift First Drive

Ford Figo Aspire Overview The Figo Aspire is Ford’s first crack at a four-metre sedan market in India. Right from the start, the latest Ford has its work cut out. Up against well-entrenched competition like the Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent and Tata Zest the Aspire will have to be really good to make an impression, and Ford knows this. The American carmaker, however, is quietly confident it’s come up with something special enough for the task at hand….

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There is more information on the Internet than any human can absorb in a lifetime. What you need is not access to that information, but a scalable way to collect, organize, and analyze it. You need web scraping. Web scraping automatically extracts data and presents it in a format you can easily make sense of. In this tutorial, we’ll focus on its applications in the financial market, but web scraping can be used in a wide variety of situations. If…

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Maruti Suzuki Swift Engine & Performance

Maruti Suzuki Swift Engine & Performance

Maruti Suzuki Swift Overview There are very few automobiles in India which deserve to be called gamechangers. Arguably one of them is the Maruti Swift, which completely changed the way people perceived hatchbacks when it was first launched in 2005. The hatchback segment is a very large share of the Indian car market and to crack this is no easy task. Testimony to the fact is that the Swift has featured in top five best selling cars in India for…

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Mahindra TUV300 Facelift Review & Performance

Mahindra TUV300 Facelift Review & Performance

Mahindra TUV300 Overview Mahindra TUV300 was the company’s first new-gen compact SUV. This made its entry after the company experimented with the Quanto. That vehicle didn’t do well due to multiple reasons and Mahindra did have a lot of learnings from that. The Mahindra TUV300 did have the tough and bold looks, it did appeal to many, but there were an array of launches that affected the sales. One of the major reasons was lack of power from the engine….

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Audi Q3 Engine & Transmission

Audi Q3 Engine & Transmission

OVERVIEW ; Audi has cleaved open another gap in its mega portfolio to create the slightly predictable Q3. It’s a posh crossover that’s bigger and taller than the A3 but – despite appearances – not quite as full-figured as the Q5. So it’s a smallish hatchback jacked-up to look like an SUV, while still looking like a hatchback. Sort of. You know what it is: think Audi Q3 vs BMW X1. It’s designed mostly for tarmac, but the raised ride…

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