Many new online-to-offline entrepreneurs have asked me about my experience founding Exec. “Uber for X” businesses seem to be the startup of the day — it probably helps that on the face they are less technically complex and more accessible to aspiring
It’s easy to recall the things that went well during your startup. Here are three stories about times when things weren’t going so well. In the first two years of Justin.tv’s existence, we had a bus number of 1: Emmett was the
This is an excerpt from the introduction I give to my group at Y Combinator at our orientation before each batch begins. Several years ago my my cofounder Michael and I were recalling the early days of Justin.tv when he
At technology conferences over the past couple months I’ve had the opportunity to meet some amazing startups by talented people from around the world. Unfortunately, I’ve often had to determine that their startups were interesting by deciphering a very confusing
For most founders, selling a company is a life changing event that they have had no training for. At Y Combinator, one big thing we help our startups with is navigating questions around the acquisition process. Originally, I wrote this guide
The key to meeting VCs isn’t cold emails or playing a high-volume game — it’s all in the introductions. And anyone can get them.
A few years ago I wrote The Founder’s Guide To Selling Your Company that was pretty well received by the startup community. I’ve recently been getting a lot of questions about raising a Series A round. Genesis for this article: