YC Continuity

Advice and essays for growth-stage companies.


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Anu Hariharan on Network Effects

Anu Hariharan is a Partner at Y Combinator. She previously worked at Andreessen Horowitz, where she put together a study on network effects. Discussed: What is a network effect? What’s the difference between a network effect and growth? What are effective tactics for growing a consumer product today?

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GitLab’s Secret to Managing 160 Employees in 160 Locations

Ali Rowghani, head of YC Continuity, talks to Gitlab CEO Sid Sijbrandij (W15) about how Gitlab has built a completely distributed company with 160 people (and growing). Sid’s biggest tip for success in scaling a distributed company: write everything down.

How Do You Measure Leadership?

It’s tempting to measure leaders simply by the success of their businesses. But even the most successful founders know how much timing and luck can be confounding factors in this approach. Measuring leadership through bottom-line company performance also fails to provide any clues as to how someone can improve as a leader. So is there a better way?

The Second Job of a Startup CEO

What’s the Second Job of a Startup CEO?

When startup CEOs start to scale their companies, they need to redefine themselves and their roles or risk stunting the potential of their startups.

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