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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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The Biggest Mistakes First-Time Founders Make

Y Combinator CEO and Partner Michael Seibel on the biggest mistakes first-time founders make.

“Angels,” Angels, and VCs

I’ve recently noticed an uptick in the number of “angels” that aren’t actually angels. These investors are institutional funds (read, LP dollars), the details of which aren’t generally disclosed until the founder sees a strange entity name on the signature lines in the docs.

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How Do You Convince Someone to Join Your Startup?

Dalton Caldwell, Y Combinator partner and founder of imeem and Mixed Media Labs, on how to convince someone to join your startup.

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