If you’re a startup, you know how overwhelming it can be with all the data out there on best practices, people to follow, book suggestions and blogs to read. There’s so much information out there that it’s hard to know where to invest your time reading and digesting.

We get it, we’re a startup too. So we decided to share our top 5 newsletters to subscribe to that will get you up-to-speed and stay there.

1. Startup Digest

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Startup Digest is a personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in your area or locations you’re interested in.

Why you want to sign up for their newsletter: You can’t get more curated than this. Local active startups or community managers in your area manage a newsletter tailored to your community. Digests keep you up-to-date with the latest news and events in your area.

 “Startup Digest is a tool which every aspiring entrepreneur should be using.” — Ben Lerer | Co-founder, Thrillist

Pro Tip: Organizing a startup event? Submit the details and have your event added to the Startup Digest calendar that will be included in an upcoming newsletter.

2. Mattermark

Mattermark researches, prospects and tracks the fastest growing private companies. Thousands of firms use this service for their due diligence on a company. While this is great for VCs, it’s also great for startups because this type of visibility is key to excel in this space.

Why you want to sign up for their newsletter: Hand-picked articles that are relevant to you and the people that you want to invest in your startup.

  • Get in the heads of investors. This newsletter have curated articles written by the most influential people interested in knowing about your startup.
  • Read about learnings from startups that have made big gains, like Buffer.
  • Stats and graphs galore!

Pro Tip: follow Danielle Morrill’s twitter feed for 140 characters of random awesomeness.

3. Product Hunt

Product Hunt is a curation of the best new products. Discover the latest mobile apps, websites, and technology products to geek out on.

Why you should sign up for this newsletter: You will receive small digestible emails of apps and products loved by Product Hunt or people you follow on Product Hunt. The commenting is limited to a hand-picked list of folks vetted by Product Hunt — so you’ll get more value, less chatter-clutter. You do have the power to upvote your favorites though. Submit your product for review while you’re at it!

“Product Hunt has ballooned in popularity since its humble beginnings and has since become a destination site where folks could submit and vote on their favorite tech products.” — TechCrunch

If the above won’t convince you then check out their mascot. Meow, that’s adorable!

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Pro Tip: If you don’t want to subscribe to another email newsletter then download their chrome extension. Every time you open up a new tab, you see the latest products to love. Goodbye productivity!

4. Benedict Evans

Benedict is a VC for Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm in California. He sends out a weekly email newsletter on Sundays that cover everything interesting he’s seen in tech and mobile.

Why you should sign up for this newsletter: Chock full of knowledge, he knows his stuff — 28,000 subscribers of his email newsletter believe it too! He writes in depth articles on where tech in going in the future and poses the right questions to get you thinking.

Pro Tip: Benedict does a regular podcast if you want to activate your ears and let your eyes take a siesta. 

5. Hacker Newsletter

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A weekly newsletter of the best articles on startups, technology, programming, and more. All links are curated by hand from the popular Hacker News site.

Why you should sign up for this newsletter: A newsletter that’s perfect for catching up on any big stories during the week. This is especially true if you’re too busy hacking on your awesome startup!

“Really enjoy your HN newsletter. For me, it’s really good, refreshing “nerd news” in the morning. — Ben Chestnut, Co-founder/CEO of Mailchimp

Pro Tip: At the bottom of their website, you’ll see every past issue to peruse. Make a pot of coffee — this is going to get good!

Excited to receive any particular newsletters in your inbox? Comment below.