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13 thoughts on outlier success

This recent post by Sam Altman (of Y Combinator) on how to achieve outlier success was just passed around our office. And it’s so fucking good that I decided to regurgitate it here on the blog by listing all 13 of his thoughts along with some of his most salient points. 780 more words

Tech

Cityfurnish Joins Leading US Accelerator Y-Combinator Winter 2019 Batch

Gurgaon-based furniture, furnishings and consumer appliances rental startup Cityfurnish has recently become a part of the prestigious US based Y-Combinator. The American seed accelerator, Y-Combinator… 529 more words

Industry News

The Cautious Case for Climate Optimism

Believing in a comfortable future for our planet probably means some giant carbon-sucking machines.


Photo-Illustration: Joe Darrow/Sven Schabbach/Getty Images

It’s not too late. In fact, it never will be. 389 more words

Waterloo incubator starts fund to let investors bet on future startup stars

The University of Waterloo is shaking up the way it supports startups by replacing a grant model with one that allows angel investors to make direct equity investments in local early-stage companies. 778 more words

Innovation

From 0 to 1M customers, a conversation with Y Combinator

Eric Migicovsky is a Partner at Y Combinator, one of the top of U.S. startup accelerators, and he was previously Founder and CEO at Pebble, the company that created the first commercially successful smartwatch. 742 more words

Companies

1 in 5 Female Founders Has Been Sexually Harassed By Investors, Y Combinator Survey Shows

One in five female founders who passed through influential Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator have been sexually harassed or assaulted by an investor, according to a survey… 476 more words

Tech

Dear Spotify, Please let me unlink my Facebook Account

I came across this  via Y Combinator. I can only echo, pretty much word for word, Eduardo Garcia’s letter:

Dear Spotify

Please let me unlink my Facebook account…

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Music