Valsa do Empreendedor


Eu vou montar um negocio, já pensei na ideia e sou programador
Tenho uma amiga designer, registrei um domínio, contratei servidor
É um momento novo na minha vida de trabalhador
Chega de ser empregado
Meu destino agora é ser empreendedor

Empreendedor, empreendedor,
O meu destino agora é ser empreendedor

Ter uma empresa é bacana,
Não tem chefe, não tem grana,
Basta um computador
Uma garagem já serve
Uns amigos, umas brejas e programar com ardor

Vou inovar, inventar, sei que vou encontrar um bom investidor
Chega de ser empregado
O que eu quero agora é ser empreendedor
Empreendedor, empreendedor,
O que eu quero agora é ser empreendedor

Minha startup deu certo,
Fiquei rico, sou esperto,
Já virei um mentor
Falo as besteiras pro povo
E eles ouvem, acreditam
Que eu sou seu salvador

Mas eu sou só um ser humano salvando a si mesmo entendendo a dor
Sei que empreender é uma arte
Tentando faz parte
A sorte o amor

Empreendedor, empreendedor,
O que eu quero agora é ser empreendedor
Empreendedor, empreendedor,
O meu destino agora é ser empreendedor
Empreendedor, empreendedor,
O que eu quero agora é ser empreendedor
Dor, dor, dor, dor, dor, dor, dor
O que eu quero agora é ser empreendedor

Startups, hack money incomes and outcomes – spend money on the right things

Hack money incomes and outcomes

Find creative ways to avoid unnecessary costs and get as much free resources as you can.

In the beginning of our startup, we didn’t have an office. My partner and I worked from our home, so we did not have to pay for an office space. But after some time, we were starting to grow the development team. We needed a place to meet with everybody. We rented a place at a very low cost. We tried to find co-working offices, but in our region it would cost more than having our own space. Then we needed to buy furniture. We discovered that new furniture prices were very expensive. We found a great alternative: asked some relatives for donation and also looked in auction websites. We could set up everything we needed for the office with less than US$500.

“In our company we have policy that you can spend company’s money on whatever you like, but you should treat it as it was yours. If you need something, it is ok to buy it, if you would pay for it yourself, too. It is kind of test that your really need that.” – Veli-Pekka (entrepreneur).

The day we bought furniture in an auction website
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How to attract talents to your Startup?

Long term purpose instead of money

Differentiate from big companies to attract talents.

Work tableWhen I started Playax with my partner Juliano, we did not have money to pay high salaries for tech talent in São Paulo, one of the most expensive cities in Brazil. Our startup was a high-tech innovative platform in the music industry, so we needed the best developers to create complicated algorithms. On a first try, we offered bellow average salaries, but even if some developers were interested in the company’s challenges, they did not accept the job. When we started to offer equity, we attracted exactly the people we wanted to our team: people with passion and long-term commitment with the company. Moreover, people willing to give up high salaries in exchange of being part of the company’s construction and purpose. 

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Comparing cloud services for Startups

nuvemEvery Startup that has services online needs a cloud provider. Startups do not have time to build their own physical server infrastructure. They need to focus on their product or service development. But what cloud to use? There are so many different options, and CTOs do not have time to test each one of them. Maybe this post will help new Startups  to choose between all cloud providers available.

The experience that I had with Playax was not typical, for two reasons: the first was that I have a lot of experience working with cloud. After working at Locaweb for 5 years, and developing software for internal cloud team, I spent one year in my PhD studying cloud services. The second reason is that Playax product is highly dependent from cloud. We are a BigData company. We needed a big infrastructure from day one. Our MVP needed a lot of cloud resources to be useful to our customers. Most of Startups do not need that much infrastructure, at least not before it starts growing fast.

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