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Best Tech Startup Books Everyone Should Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Tech Startup books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

The Ultimate Start-Up Guide: Marketing Lessons, War Stories, and Hard-Won Advice from Leading Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors (2016)

 Best Tech Startup Books Everyone Should ReadMost start-ups fail. And they die remarkably young: The typical start-up lasts 20 months and burns through $1.3 million in financing before closing its doors. So what’s the formula for success for those start-ups that make it through the early trials, leveraging their early success into either getting acquired or issuing an IPO (initial public offering)?
Author(s): Tom Hogan, Carol Broadbent

Startup Evolution Curve From Idea to Profitable and Scalable Business: Startup Marketing Manual (2017)

 Best Tech Startup Books Everyone Should ReadIt's like an IKEA guide for building your next startup. Based on research of 1,447 startups and highly recommended by more than 30 international experts. It's not a book you read in a day, but like a manual you take with you and consult from time to time. Every startup founder should have it on the desk!
Author(s): Dr. Donatas Jonikas

Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned While Growing To 100 Million Users – And Losing $78 Million (2017)

 Best Tech Startup Books Everyone Should Read‘BEST STARTUP BOOKS OF ALL TIME’ by Benzinga’TOP GROWTH-HACKING BUSINESS BOOK’ by Entrepreneur MagazineThis compelling and inspiring narrative gives entrepreneurs a rare behind-the-scenes look inside a fast-growing startup that created the first online dating app and grew to 100 million users.  Best-Seller combines lively and often hilarious storytelling, revealing genius growth tactics, numerous case-st…
Author(s): Cliff Lerner

Startup Arabia: Stories and Advice from Top Tech Entrepreneurs in the Arab World (2018)

 Best Tech Startup Books Everyone Should ReadStartup Arabia captures the untold stories of the high-tech entrepreneurs in the Middle East who are creating one of the most vibrant and fertile tech hubs in the world today. Through their bold vision, creativity, and tenacity, they are transforming business in this region at record speed, ultimately giving rise to an endless stream of new opportunities for wealth creation and social impact.
Author(s): Amir Hegazi

Tech Titans of China: How China’s Tech Sector is challenging the world by innovating faster, working harder, and going global (2019)

 Best Tech Startup Books Everyone Should ReadThe rise of China’s tech companies and intense competition from the sector is just beginning. This will present an ongoing management and strategy challenge for companies for many years to come. Tech Titans of China is the go-to-guide for companies (and those interested in competition from China) seeking to understand China’s grand tech ambitions, who the players are and what their strategy is.
Author(s): Rebecca Fannin

Faith and Fortune: How Compassionate Capitalism Is Transforming American Business (2005)

 Best Tech Startup Books Everyone Should ReadLately the headlines have delivered dispiriting news about wrongdoing and scandal in business. But behind the headlines lies a surprising, untold story: Corporate America is changing for the better. Faith and Fortune tells the stories of the extraordinary people who are leading the way and the admirable companies they have built.
Author(s): Marc Gunther

Startup: A Novel (2018)

 Best Tech Startup Books Everyone Should ReadFrom veteran online journalist and BuzzFeed writer Doree Shafrir comes a hilarious debut novel that proves there are some dilemmas that no app can solve. Mack McAllister has a $600 million dollar idea.
Author(s): Doree Shafrir

The Smarter Startup: A Better Approach to Online Business for Entrepreneurs (Voices That Matter) (2013)

 Best Tech Startup Books Everyone Should ReadWhy do some startups succeed while other do not? In a competitive online market, startups must take a smarter and more strategic approach to maximize odds of achieving product/market fit.This book discusses: By combining established models and new insights – the authors answer the question of why some startups are more successful than others, in order to help entrepreneurs reduce the risk of starting an online business.
Author(s): Neal Cabage, Sonya Zhang

Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure (1996)

 Best Tech Startup Books Everyone Should ReadKaplan, a well-known figure in the computer industry, founded GO Corporation in 1987, and for several years it was one of the hottest new ventures in the Valley.
Author(s): Jerry Kaplan

Building Great Software Engineering Teams: Recruiting, Hiring, and Managing Your Team from Startup to Success (2015)

 Best Tech Startup Books Everyone Should ReadWINNER of Computing Reviews 20th Annual Best Review in the category Management “Tyler’s book is concise, reasonable, and full of interesting practices, including some curious ones you might consider adopting yourself if you become a software engineering manager.” ―Fernando Berzal, CR, 10/23/2015 “Josh Tyler crafts a concise, no-nonsense, intensely focused guide for building the workhouse of Silicon Valley―t…
Author(s): Joshua Tyler

The 30 Day Startup: How to Create a Successful Tech Startup in 6 Weeks for Less than $50K (2019)

 Best Tech Startup Books Everyone Should Read#Top 10 BEST-SELLER in Computers & Technology and Business & Investing Categories.Do you want to start a Tech Startup but have limited technical expertise?
Author(s): Sam Kamani, Will Schmidt

Power to the Startup People: How To Grow Your Startup Career When You’re Not The Founder (2018)

 Best Tech Startup Books Everyone Should ReadWhile a ton of proverbial ink has been spilled about how to "crush it" as a founder or startup leader, there's very little in the way of guidance for how we employees can hack our own careers. In this book, get the tools and tips to navigate the world of tech startups and make better decisions about your career along the way.
Author(s): Sarah E. Brown

Best Tech Startup Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some tech startup books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Builder's Guide to the Tech Galaxy : 99 Practices to Scale Startups into Unicorn Companies

Author(s): Martin Schilling; Thomas Klugkist
ID: 3284554, Publisher: , Year: 2022, Size: 14 Mb, Format: epub

Strategic Value Proposition Innovation Management in Software Startups for Sustained Competitive Advantage: A Strategic Tool for Competitive Advantage

Author(s): Varun Gupta
ID: 3516468, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2022, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Viet Nam's Ecosystem for Technology Startups

Author(s): Asian Development Bank
ID: 3545963, Publisher: Asian Development Bank, Year: 2022, Size: 735 Kb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly hot items according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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