Awesome People - Ep 112
I'm launching a fancy new chatbot to answer your startup questions!
Now for a break from our regularly scheduled programming…
Announcement, announcement, announcement 🎶
Today, I’m excited to relaunch Founder Library to answer all your startup questions! Ask your question, and Founder Guru, our new AI chatbot, will respond based on 1,000+ vetted resources. Founder Guru always cites its sources so you can click to learn more.
You can ask it questions like:
What is good retention?
How do I get my team to show up to my standups?
How do I hire my first salesperson?
Say what?! Yes, it’s cool. Here’s the back story:
I’ve been obsessed with helping founders for over a decade. Totally obsessed. Over the years, I’ve been the first business hire, a growth consultant, and a VC.
Founders have asked me thousands of questions, and I don’t always have the answers. Thankfully, smart people like Lenny, the First Round Review team, and the talent featured in this newsletter, consistently share actionable tips, benchmarks, and case studies.
In 2020, Steve Schlafman, a former founder coach and VC, launched Founder Library to organize hundreds of high-quality resources. You can browse the OG site here. Earlier this year, he asked if anyone would take it over, and I raised my hand. I loved the concept and wanted to see it live on.
Today, we’re re-launching Founder Library with a fresh chatbot, Founder Guru. It’s like asking all your favorite startup advisors a question simultaneously and getting immediate answers. We partnered with the fine folks at Delphi for all the technical fancy stuff.
The chatbot format allows us to ingest more articles (1000+, up from the original 300), provide a better search, and answer your questions succinctly.
Boom! So, that’s the story 🥳.
Please try it and let me know:
Are you getting the responses you’re looking for? What could make it better?
What are your favorite startup blogs? Lmk, and I’ll add them to our training data asap.
What sort of topics do you want to learn about?
If you want to get involved or have ideas, message me!
Try it out here, and let me know your feedback!
Lastly, if you think this is cool, please like my announcement tweet here so more people can find it.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU!