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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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When to Shut Down a Startup

YC Partner and Tutorspree cofounder Aaron Harris on when to shut down a startup.

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Anu Hariharan on Managing a Board

Anu Hariharan is a partner at YC. Today’s episode is about her recent post, How To Manage a Board.

How to Manage a Board

Anu Hariharan shares the collective wisdom of the YC community to help guide founders on best practices in managing a board––including running board meetings and overcoming board issues.

Don’t Over-Optimize Fundraising

Fundraising is never the deciding factor in the success of a company, founders should instead look to use a regret minimization function when fundraising. Essentially, they should get what they need, avoid doing stupid things, and move on.

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