The Value of Design to Startups (censored piece) by @davemcclure on Businessweek #dmcfangirl cc @christinelu

Over the past five years I’ve consulted with and/or invested in about 50 startups. I’ve gotten to know a lot of entrepreneurs and a fair number of the venture capital and angel investors who are backing these companies, most of which are in the consumer Internet field. And guess what? Probably more than half of the startups, and more than 90% of the investors, have no clue what they are doing when it comes to user experience and online marketing.

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So here’s the deal. Hire people smarter than you.

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If we all take this to heart, we might just build a few more useful consumer Internet products.

“This is an edited version of an article that previously ran on DaveMcClure.com.” <–LOLOL.

But seriously, great article written by one of the sharpest minds in the space…and my hero, Dave McClure. Thank you for this, Dave!!

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