themillWelcome to The Mill, our weekly roundup of the hottest startup stories and resources to hit the web. Curated by the PAYMILL team, here’s what grabbed our attention this week.

This Week in Startups

Bloomberg Beta Publishes ‘internal operating manual’ on GitHub: In a bold move to be transparent, Bloomberg Beta has published their “internal operating manual” on GitHub. In the manual you’ll discover what the VC firm looks for in startups, how to reach out to them and how Bloomberg Beta supports companies they invest in. Check out the full manual by following the link above.

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1000 Users: Looking for inspiration on how to attract you’re first 1000 users? Check out James McBennet’s post, where he compiles a list of startups and briefly explains their strategies. A must read for anyone who’s just starting out and interested to know how LinkedIn, Airbnb and Instagram got off the ground.


5 LinkedIn Company Page Tips to Enhance Your Marketing: LinkedIn Company Pages often seems to be the dark horse of a social media strategy. Yes it’s completely focused on business, but companies have yet to fully grasp LinkedIn for posting company updates. Fortunately this post from Social Media Examiner outlines exactly what you need to do in an easy to follow manner.

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Why French Startups want to give Americans a VISA to work in Paris: There’s no doubt that the business atmosphere for startups is much different in Europe than the US. Nevertheless Rude Baguette’s Liam Boogar discusses the issues surrounding hiring talent – both technical and business – from outside the European Union.

Berlin tech startups boosted by offshoot of Silicon Valley event: It’s that time again where your calendars are probably packed with tech conferences you need to attend. This weekend TechCrunch Disrupt arrives in Berlin for the first time and kicks off with their hackathon. In this article, the Guardian’s Jason Phipps analyses why Berlin is emerging as the hottest city for startups ahead of London.

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BetterDoctor announces a €1.9 Million Round, has helped 4 Million Americans: Health care problems have always been a tough nut to crack, but BetterDoctor a Finnish startup based in San Francisco is helping people find doctors near their locations. ArcticStartup reports on BetterDoctor’s recent announcement and how much they’ve grown the past year.

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