Startup Straight Talk
This podcast is a collection of our most popular blogs designed to provide advice from investors, founders, and Silicon Valley vets. You’ll hear startup advice, war stories, and best practices to help you navigate the world of entrepreneurship.
Coming in 2020, we will launch live episodes featuring interviews with heavyweights in the startup ecosystem.
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Most Recent Episodes
How to Be a Balanced CEO: Passion, Self-Awareness, and Support
Founder’s Guide to Allocating Co-Founder Equity
Founder’s Guide to the Y Combinator Interview
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
The Founder’s Guide to Selling Your Startup Company
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
How to Raise a Seed Round
We learned something interesting by running Atrium Scale, a bootcamp for raising Series A funding from VCs: many applicants aren’t ready for a Series A. They haven’t figured out things like customer acquisition costs, unit economics, business model, and other
Debugging Your Startup: What to Do When Things Aren’t Working
Every CEO goes through times when they say to themselves “things just aren’t working.” While this might very well be true, what is not true is the feeling that generally accompanies it: “I’m all alone and this is a unique
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