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Who Should Founders Listen To For Advice?

Aaron Harris on who founders should listen to for advice.

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Why Fundraising Is Different In Silicon Valley

Y Combinator CEO and Partner Michael Seibel on why fundraising in Silicon Valley is different.

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What Makes The Top 10% Of Founders Different?

Michael Seibel on what makes the top 10% of founders different.

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How Much Should You Spend After Fundraising?

YC Partner Gustaf Alströmer on how much money to spend after fundraising.

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Consume Information That Encourages You To Do More

YC Partner and Head of Admissions Dalton Caldwell on consuming tech media and being careful to choose things that encourage you to do more.

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How To Cold Email Investors – Michael Seibel

Y Combinator CEO and Partner Michael Seibel on how to cold email investors.

The Cost of Preemptive Deals

We looked at 120 US Series A rounds from our portfolio over the past 18 months to see whether or not preemptive offers were generally more or less dilutive than process driven rounds. On average, founders taking preemptive offers are taking ~1.4% more dilution for less money.

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