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Why Many On-Demand Platforms Fail

Due to the extraordinary success of Uber there is a school of thought among the tech community that every service can be Uberized. However, when it comes to home and local services, the Uber model tends to break down.

The Software Behind YC’s Investor Day

In the past after YC Demo Day, startups would scramble to arrange as many meetings with investors as possible. This typically involved sending hundreds of emails back and…

YC Tech Stacks

We thought it would be interesting to look under the hood of 638 YC companies to see which technologies are most prevalent.

Why the Best Companies and Developers Give Away Almost Everything They Do

In this blog post, I’ll dive into the other key reasons why the best companies and developers share almost everything they do, discuss some of the common objections to sharing, and by the end, I hope to convince you and your company to start sharing too.

Enterprise Sales for Hackers

Many hackers-turned-founders understand that sales is an important and valuable skill, but shy away from doing it out of fear and uncertainty.

The Startup Zeitgeist

Reading applications to Y Combinator is like having access to a crystal ball.

Agility Requires Safety

Imagine it’s your job to get all the cars on a highway to drive faster. What would happen if you just told all the drivers to wildly jam down on their gas pedals?

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