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The Guide to Building and Launching a High-Growth Tech Startup


The Startup Mixtape is a book dedicated to unravelling the complexities of building a technology startup that's poised for scale. Based on over 100 interviews with VCs, startup founders, and executives, it combines their knowledge and experience with the best practices of startup ecosystems in Silicon Valley and beyond.


Featuring Interviews with


Topics Include

  • Business Model Development
  • Intellectual Property
  • Growth and Traction
  • Funding 
  • Ideation
  • Prototyping
  • Team-building
  • Customer Discovery and Development

About the Author


Elliott Adams has worked in academia, government, and tech. Adams was the CTO of CD Baby leading up to its acquisition for $22m in 2008, and then served in the State of Louisiana’s Department of Economic Development after Hurricane Katrina. Formerly an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Loyola University New Orleans, Adams is currently a faculty member at Hult International Business School’s San Francisco campus, focusing on media studies, social innovation, and online business models. He's the Director of Startup Next in San Francisco, a Techstars program.