The Biggest Mistakes First-Time Founders Make – Michael Seibel

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Y Combinator CEO and Partner Michael Seibel on the biggest mistakes first-time founders make.

Y Combinator invests a small amount of money ($150k) in a large number of startups (recently 200), twice a year.

Learn more about YC and apply for funding here:


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00:00 – Introduction
00:10 – Solving a problem you don’t care about
01:01 – Helping users you don’t care about
01:47 – Choosing co-founders you don’t know well
02:22 – Not having transparent conversations with your co-founders
03:20 – Not launching
04:45 – Not using analytics
05:02 – Not knowing where your first users will come from
05:47 – Poor prioritization

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