High Growth Handbook: Scaling Startups from 10 to 10,000 People

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Elad Gil is a serial entrepreneur, operating exectuitive, and investor or advisor to private companies including AirBnB, Pinterest, Square, Stripe. He was previously the VP of Corporate Strategy at Twitter and is currently working on a new company, Color.

Praise for High Growth Handbook

“Elad Gil is one of Silicon Valley’s seriously knowledgeable and battle-tested players. If you want the chance to turn your start-up into the next Google or Twitter, then read this trenchant guide from someone who played key roles in the growth of these companies.”

Reid Hoffman

“This book is packed with key frameworks for building your company, as well as inside knowledge gleaned from helping some of the most important new companies in tech. I have benefited from Elad’s advice at Instacart and this book codifies many of those learnings in book form.”

“Elad eschews trite management aphorisms in favor of pragmatic and straight-shooting insights on complex topics like managing a board of directors, executing functional re-organizations with as little trauma as possible, and everything in-between.”

“Armed with observations gathered scaling some of the most successful and important companies of Silicon Valley, Elad has no-nonsense, highly applicable advice to any operator transitioning a company from the proverbial garage to the next stage and beyond”

“Elad jam packs every useful lesson about building and scaling companies in a single, digestible book. My only gripe is that he didn’t write this when we were in the early days of Box as it would have saved my ass countless times.”

Aaron Levie

“Elad first invested in Airbnb when we were less than 10 people and provided early advice on scaling the company. This book shares these learnings for the next generation of entrepreneurs.”

“Elad is one of the best connected and respected early stage investors in the Valley - he invested in Minted when we had fewer than 50 employees and his advice was critical to us in growing our business to where we are now, in the low hundreds of millions in sales. As an investor in and advisor to Airbnb, Square, Stripe, Pinterest, Minted, and other breakout companies and as an early executive at Twitter, Elad has had incredible access to early stage entrepreneurs and observed first-hand the strategies for creating hyper growth. In his book, he crystallizes all of these learnings for the next generation of companies.”

“Elad is one of the most experienced operators in Silicon Valley having seen numerous companies hit their inflection point. His advice has been key for Coinbase as we go through hypergrowth, from hiring executives to improving M&A.”