Few understand the hidden complexities of network effects - learn all there is to know about building iconic companies from day one.
We’ve been studying network effects for 20 years - here’s everything we’ve learned, streamlined into 11 episodes, for free. You’ll learn how network effects drive impactful businesses and how you can use them to win.
11 free video episodes (plus transcripts and supplemental content) totaling ~3 hrs. Available on all platforms.
Full season drop in October 2022.
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Course is for
CEOs & Founders
Your entire team
What you will learn
- Unlearn what you thought you knew about network effects.
Cover the basics of network theory and see how your startup behaves as a network itself.
Master the 16 network effects and how they reinforce each other.
Analyze the NFX map to determine how to engineer sustained, long-term growth into your startup.
Study network effects in Web3, Gaming, and the future of tech.
Access detailed case studies of world-class tech companies to reverse engineer their superior defensibility.
Reveal the unseen forces that guide your personal life.
Notice how these same mechanisms and math also create near-destiny for us as individuals.
About your instructors
5-time founder. Expert on network effects.
James is a five-time Founder, an angel investor in DoorDash, Lyft, and Patreon, and a Founding Partner at NFX.
Before becoming an investor, James was the co-founder and CEO of Tickle, one of the internet’s first successful user-generated companies. Tickle grew to the 18th largest website in the world with over 150 million registered users — before they were acquired in 2004 by Monster for $110 million. It was during this time that James realized the power of network effects as the core growth driver of both B2B and B2C successes across every vertical.
James then co-founded three other successful companies – Wonderhill (online video games, merged with Kabam in 2010 which then sold for $800M), IronPearl (growth analytics SaaS, acquired by PayPal in 2013), and Jiff (enterprise healthcare software, raised $68M from Venrock, GE, J&J, merged with Castlight in 2017 — NASDAQ: CSLT).
As a lifelong learner and developer of talent, James loves sharing wisdom among Founders. He speaks regularly at numerous industry conferences. He’s also been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Silicon Valley Business Journal.
What real people are saying?
"NFX has emerged as a prolific early-stage venture firm. The firm stands apart with its focus on developing software for founders and providing it for free. The NFX Masterclass builds on a firm tradition of aiding founders. It invites founders to settle in with a cup of coffee and hear from their investors for over three hours, giving them a taste of all the guidance and support the firm has to offer."
Author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products
"NFX has given the startup community a tremendous gift. This course on network effects is essential viewing for any founder, investor, or business leader who wants to make an impact. It is entertaining, important, comprehensive, and most importantly, practical."
#1 New York Times bestselling author of THINK AGAIN and host of the TED podcast Re:Thinking
"Network effects are jet fuel for tech companies, but few founders truly understand them. This masterclass will get you thinking—and rethinking—about strategies for growing and scaling your startup."