Advice


On Shutting Down

Founders lack a coherent way to think about when to shut down. Founders do not always get to choose to shut down. However, most of the time, it is the founder’s choice. It’s a personal decision. It’s a hard and painful decision. It’s an emotional, fraught decision. However, shutting down doesn’t have to be a blind decision.

Gaming AMA with YC Visiting Partner Holly Liu

YC Visiting Partner Holly Liu recently did a Gaming AMA with Startup School founders. It was so good that we wanted to share it here.

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Why You Should or Should Not Work at a Startup by Justin Kan

Justin Kan is the CEO of Atrium. He gave this talk at YC’s Work at a Startup Expo. Learn more at WorkataStartup.com

Hardware AMA with YC Partner Eric Migicovsky

YC Partner Eric Migicovsky recently did a Hardware AMA with Startup School founders. It was so good that we wanted to share it here.

How to Monetize a Freemium Business

For every successful freemium business, there are hundreds of companies that have tried freemium but failed. Here we’ll be sharing a step-by-step guide for monetizing your freemium business – covering user segmentation and targeting, monetization campaign set-up and best practices, and model optimization.

Convincing Engineers to Join Your Team

Once you’ve found an engineer you want to hire, the final step is presenting them an offer to join your team and convincing them to accept it. This post offers advice for increasing the percentage of the offers you make that are accepted.

How to Hire Your First Engineer

Hiring your first engineer at a startup is incredibly hard. Start by being clear on what exactly you’re looking for. Once you know what you’re looking for, you’re ready to start finding candidates. I’ll go through the strategies available, starting with what I believe is most effective and working through to the least.

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