The Builder’s Guide to the Tech Galaxy
99 Practices to Scale Startups into Unicorn Companies
By Martin Schilling and Thomas Klugkist
Published by Wiley, priced £29.99
Hardcover ISBN: 9781119890423/ eBook ISBN: 9781119891598
In The Builder’s Guide to the Tech Galaxy: 99 Practices to Scale Startups into Unicorn Companies, veteran executives and entrepreneurs Martin Schilling and Thomas Klugkist deliver a collection of practical playbooks to help readers successfully navigate the tricky middle stages of startup growth between launch and IPO.
Whether a company has two, ten or one-hundred employees, Schilling and Klugkist don’t focus on how to go from zero to one, nor on how to take a unicorn to IPO. Instead, they hone in on the critical scale-up stage – upgrading a small pirate ship to a large spaceship.
The book concentrates on the four key building blocks of a successful company – alignment, team, functional excellence, and capital. It distills the wisdom found in countless books, podcasts, and the authors’ own forty years of combined experience in building companies, into a compact and accessible blueprint for successfully scaling a small startup into a lean and formidable tech competitor, within months rather than years.
Relevant to every founder, start-up executive, manager, and business leader interested in scaling a technology company, The Builder’s Guide to the Tech Galaxy contains interviews with close to 100 top scale-up experts from successful technology companies around the world, including Airbnb, Pinterest, N26, Zalando, Salesforce, Wayfair, AWS, GetYourGuide, Klarna and Hubspot. It is also full of practical and hands-on checklists, templates, organisational charts, benchmarks, tools, and tips that can be used immediately to confidently guide the activities of a company’s technology and product management, service operations, marketing, B2B sales, people, and others.
The Builder’s Guide to the Tech Galaxy will be available wherever books and ebooks are sold.