Since starting Meadow in 2014, we’ve only had one employee leave. When she did, it was at our encouragement (so she could start her own business) and she still remains one of our fiercest supporters and ambassadors. When I state
In 8 months, my co-founder/best friend and I have iterated through four different blockchain products, raised money, and built a company with customers. It’s been a crazy journey — with many learning moments that can be applied to startups in
Between starting my own companies and helping to scale Github, I realized that I could have more impact in product than as an engineer. When my company, Easel, was acquired by GitHub, I began a journey from engineering into product.
Most early-stage startups hire salespeople way too early. In this world of rapid iteration, the impetus to hire your first salesperson is huge. Many founders assume that their product will only achieve a product-market fit with customer input and that
Your team is what makes or breaks your company. I’ve learned this both as the CEO of Lattice, where we’ve rapidly grown our own team and by working with nearly 1,000 customers who are building strong cultures. The odds are
I recently left an amazing job in corporate development to co-found a venture fund. I cut my teeth in corporate development during Facebook’s massive acqui-hire movement, then ran M&A for Dropbox and built the function at Airbnb before shifting into
Twice a year, I get a ton of cold emails asking some version of the following question: how can I do well in my Y Combinator interview? Rather than try (and fail) to respond individually, I put together the following
How has life changed for founders since the early days of YC? Where are VC and the economy headed? Is data privacy a concern for startups today? Who better to ask than Antonio García Martínez, author of “Chaos Monkeys: Obscene
There’s a fallacy that the only way startups can fail is by running out of money. What’s less often discussed are the downsides of raising too much money. In my work as a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners investing in
I’m not a designer. I have a degree in Computer Science and have worked as an iOS developer and a frontend developer. These days, my role as CEO of Krit consists of a combination of sales, marketing, and product management.
Since starting my first company at 22, I’ve invested in over 70 private companies. I’ve seen some great financial returns, but have also realized a number of other benefits. When the topic of investments comes up among entrepreneurs, I’m surprised
David Heinemeier Hansson, better known as DHH, needs no introduction. He is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder and CTO at Basecamp, and the author of two NYT bestselling books (to name just a few of his accomplishments). He’s