JobSpice (S09) launched today. It's so easy to build a fabulous looking resume! If only this had been around when I was job hunting, I would have been spared tons of frustration-- from formatting to managing all the different variations that I had saved on a disk.
At some point during each YC cycle, each startup and I stand in front of a whiteboard and we try to figure out what the essence of the company is. Why should anyone care about this startup? What are they making better, and how?
We do this not just to figure out how to think of and explain the company, but also as a check. If we can't come up with much that's new, then maybe the startup should expand its scope.
Usually these notes get erased in a day or two, but the founders of Directed Edge photographed theirs. (The writing on the right is some robot calculation of Trevor's.)
Directed Edge (S'09) launched last week!
PG and Sequoia's Mike Moritz talk about what they look for in a startup [video].
Team Apart (YC S'08) launches. Congrats guys!
Listia (YC '09) just launched. You can give away/get free stuff and support charities too!