Office Hours with Daniel Gross

No Comments

Daniel Gross and Craig Cannon go through questions submitted on Hacker News.

To submit a question for Office Hours, send an email to with a few sentences of context and your question.

0:57 – Is it more valuable to build a startup community or join an existing one?

2:02 – How to get students to use your app?

3:06 – What are the most common methods to overcome the chicken/egg problem in a marketplace app?

3:57 – Should you raise money before building a product?

4:25 – How important is it to talk about the tools (e.g. AI/machine learning) that you use to build a product?

5:29 – Is there a point at which you should switch to machine learning?

6:47 – How important is it to raise money?

8:14 – How worried should startups be about people copying them?

10:00 – Should I focus on something I’m passionate about or a startup idea that I think could work but I’m not passionate about?

11:48 – How can a young person without a degree get a job at a startup?

13:44 – Should I launch without a technical cofounder?

15:55 – How much equity should you give to early hires?

16:15 – How can you be someone that lives on the bleeding edge of technology?

18:14 – What should I do to prepare to be a founder?

20:00 – We feel pressured to get into machine learning, should we?

21:19 – How feasible is it to fly to Silicon Valley to raise money?

22:41- What are the most common mistakes first time founders make?

23:43 – Does YC accept founders under 18?

About this blog

We are a digital marketing company with a focus on helping our customers achieve great results across several key areas.

Request a free quote

We offer professional SEO services that help websites increase their organic search score drastically in order to compete for the highest rankings even when it comes to highly competitive keywords.

Subscribe to our newsletter!

More from our blog

See all posts

Leave a Comment