KYLE TIBBITTS

Marketing Manager @HotelTonight • Previously @ThisLife (Acquired by @Shutterfly) • Full stack marketer • @Berkeley and @WhiteHouse alum


Rate-of-learning: the most valuable startup compensation

The frothiness of today’s environment in Silicon Valley makes it easy to get sucked into a warped sense of reality. Valuations…


Grabbing a seat on a rocket ship

Why I joined HotelTonight


Last week I started a new role as a Marketing Manager at HotelTonight, a white-hot startup based in the…


Rate-of-learning: the most valuable startup compensation

The frothiness of today’s environment in Silicon Valley makes it easy to get sucked into a warped sense of reality. Valuations…


@Uber may be the greatest company of our generation


This weekend my wife and I had friends visiting from Merced, a small town in the Central Valley about two hours east of San Francisco. It was a perfect weekend that combined the best of everything the Bay Area has to offer— cloudless and spectacular 68° weather, a long hike off Skyline Boulevard down to Half Moon Bay and some amazing…

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Get traction or die trying

Get traction or die trying.


Unbundling Silicon Valley

And spawning Valleys all over the world

Last week, a late-night Twitter conversation with Marc Andreesen and Dave McClure got me thinking…


Pivots, perseverance & insights

How entrepreneurs “drill” their way to success


The most precious asset any entrepreneur has is time.


The Age of Context

Turning real-world locations into personal sensors


When I was a kid, I remember reading books that depicted the future. Everything was taken…


Don’t tread on me

The ascendancy of libertarianism in Silicon Valley


The average American looks to the West and assumes that Northern California is populated by…


Market first, code later

How the full-stack marketer breaks the rules to get started


Most startup projects fail because they never even get off the ground…


The Goliath Syndrome

Why big companies get slayed by startups


It’s a paradoxical yet persistant truth in Silicon Valley that innovation is almost exclusively a…


Rise of the full-stack marketer

A shifting consensus around what the “seller” founder looks like


It is often said that there is an engineering bias in…