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10 Key People in Startup Circle You Should be Following Now

posted by Raj Kumar Reddy December 6, 2015 0 comments

If you want to be the best, you have got to learn from the best. Here is the list of 10 people who have decades of experience and hard-earned knowledge in the business industry. They have a lot to share about how they built million dollar empires to the theories they developed over time to make business easy.

Here is the list of 10 key people to follow in startup scene(the list in alphabetical order).

1.Darren Hardy

Darren Hardy is a publisher of success magazine, interviews high performing CEO’s all over the world. Personal development expert for more than two decades now. He mentors many budding entrepreneurs.When it comes to inspiration nobody delivers it better than Darren Hardy.

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2.Eric Ries

Eric Ries is known for his book “The Lean Startup” which helps startups to allocate resources efficiently. He is known as pioneer of Lean Startup Movement, helped many startups to adapt Lean Methodology

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3.Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk is CEO at Vaynermedia, a social media marketing agency. He is a serial entrepreneur and advisor to many startups, grew his family’s wine business from
$3 million to $45 million in a short span by founding wine library. He hosts a show #AskGaryVee where he answers your questions about marketing, social media, and entrepreneurship.

 

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4.Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist at Canva.He is one of the veterans in marketing industry who is responsible for the marketing of Macintosh.
He popularized the word evangelism (the advanced form of word of mouth marketing) and has more than 5 million followers on social media.

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5.Paul Graham

Paul Graham is co-founder at Y Combinator a seed accelerator, which is  referred as the “boot camp of startups” by Wired.
He guides many entrepreneurs to get funding. He  Co-founded  Viaweb which became Yahoo Store later.

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6.Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel is the co-founder of PayPal, which is responsible for secure e-commerce money transactions. He even funded startups like Linkedin and Yelp and was first outside investor in Facebook.
He introduced Theil Fellowship, which grants $100,000 along with guidance and resources if you drop out of school and pursue startup, research or social work (cool isn’t it?)

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7.Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman co-founded LinkedIn and Co-led investments in companies like Groupon, coupons.com etc.. He strongly believes Entrepreneurship is a great way to improve the world and encourages many entrepreneurs

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8.Seth Godin

Seth Godin is the author of more than 18 best-selling books. He is considered as a marketing wizard and a great public speaker. He is known for changing the way people think about marketing and work

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9.Steve Blank

Steve Blank is a Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur. His work constitutes of customer development methodology which is responsible for Lean startup movement. He is the author of bestsellers like The Startup Owner’s Manual and The Four Steps to the Epiphany

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10.Verne Harnish:

Verne Harnish is the founder of Entrepreneurs Organization. He spent more than 30 years educating the entrepreneurs.

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