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The Challenges a Repeat Founder Faces

Tikhon Bernstam cofounded Scribd (YC S06) and Parse (YC S11). He stopped by to share his experience starting a second startup, deciding to do YC a second time, and investing in several YC startups after Parse.

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Hosain Rahman on the “Defibrillator Experiences” of Jawbone

Hosain Rahman is the CEO and Founder of Jawbone. Jessica Livingston interviewed him during our 2014 Startup School and Hosain shared the “defibrillator experiences” from Jawbone’s early days.

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Spotting Ecommerce Trends in Shipping Data – Laura Behrens Wu

Laura Behrens Wu is the CEO and cofounder of Shippo. Shippo powers shipping for platforms, marketplaces, and ecommerce. Discussed: leaving an MBA program to start a startup, going into a new industry, and shipping alligators.

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Artist Lauren McCarthy Will Be Your Home’s Brain

Lauren McCarthy is an artist and assistant professor at UCLA. Her latest project LAUREN, is a human intelligent smart home. Lauren will visit your home, deploy a series of smart devices, and watch over you remotely 24/7. Learn more at https://get-lauren.com/

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The CEO Who Pays Employees to De-Locate From the Bay

Wade Foster is the CEO of Zapier (YC S12). This year Zapier announced their De-Location Package, which is a $10,000 offer for new Bay Area employees and their families to relocate to a home outside the Bay Area. Also discussed: Lessons learned while building a remote team and Wade’s racquetball tips.

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Emily Weiss on the Insights That Grew Glossier – With Amy Buechler at the Female Founders Conference

Emily Weiss is the founder and CEO of Glossier. Amy Buechler is Batch Director at YC. Amy interviewed Emily on stage at the 2017 Female Founders Conference about how Glossier got started and the insights that led to its success.

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IPFS, CoinList, and the Filecoin ICO with Juan Benet and Dalton Caldwell

Juan Benet is the founder of Protocol Labs (YC S14). Dalton Caldwell is a Partner at YC. In this episode of the podcast we discuss IPFS, CoinList, and the Filecoin ICO.

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