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August 14, 2019
YC Partner and growth expert Gustaf Alstromer talks about how to measure product market fit, how to decide on a growth channel, metrics that lie about PMF and other mechanics of growth for startups.
August 14, 2019
YC Partner Kat Manalac presents on how startups should think about launching and why you should do it repeatedly.
August 7, 2019
YC Partners Anu Hariharan and Adora Cheung answer questions from Startup School founders on how investors measure startups.
August 7, 2019
YC Continuity Partner Anu Hariharan breaks down the important metrics we look for when we’re evaluating a startup’s business model and common mistakes to avoid when measuring them.
August 1, 2019
Ilya Volodarsky, co-founder of Segment, presents his tactics for setting up analytics to build your MVP and measure your metrics.
August 1, 2019
YC Partner Adora Cheung covers the importance of defining and tracking KPIs to understand how effectively your startup is reaching your goals.
August 1, 2019
YC CEO and Partner Michael Seibel shares his approach to building an MVP and getting your first users as a pre-launch startup.
July 25, 2019
YC Partner Eric Migicovsky outlines a framework for asking questions and collecting feedback from your users.
July 25, 2019
YC Partner Kevin Hale walks us through the process of evaluating ideas and how founders should think about their startups.
November 11, 2018
Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, joins YC Software Engineer Kyle Corbitt to share his experience and insights on technology and startups.Video LinkVideo Transcript
October 24, 2018
Daniel Gross, former YC Partner and founder shares his wisdom of how to survive and thrive as a startup founder.Lecture SlidesLecture TranscriptVideo Link
October 24, 2018
Mathilde Collin, founder of YC alumnus Front, describes what she learned as she scaled Front to 1000s of paying customers.Video LinkTranscript
October 24, 2018
YC Partner and the creator of Gmail, Paul Buchheit in conversation with Geoff describes how he thinks about companies that manage to scale to the ultimate level.TranscriptVideo Link
October 18, 2018
Serial entrepreneur and angel investor Elad Gil sits down with YC Partner Geoff Ralston to discuss startups.TranscriptVideo Link
October 17, 2018
YC Partner Aaron Harris gives invaluable advice for how to most effectively and strategically meet with investors.Lecture SlidesLecture TranscriptVideo Link
October 17, 2018
YC CFO and Partner Kirsty Nathoo gives the lowdown on several different ways to capitalize your company and how those impact founder equity and cap tables overall.Lecture SlidesLecture TranscriptVideo Link
October 12, 2018
YC Partner Adora Cheung talks to YC Partner Eric Migicovsky, previously founder and CEO of Pebble, about his experience as a hard tech startup founder.Video LinkTranscript
October 10, 2018
YC Partner Geoff Ralston gives an introduction to the key concepts to keep in mind once you enter a fundraising process.Lecture SlidesLecture TranscriptVideo Link
October 10, 2018
YC Partner Jared Friedman joins founders Lillian Chou (COO, Second Measure), Diana Hu (CTO, Escher Reality), Calvin French-Owen (CTO, Segment) and Ralph Gootee (CTO, PlanGrid), to talk about what can go right and wrong building technology.Video Link
October 3, 2018
YC Partner Adora Cheung talks to Science Exchange Co-Founder and CEO Elizabeth Iorns about her experience as a biotech startup founder.TranscriptVideo Link
October 3, 2018
YC Partner Adora Cheung, along with Patrick Collison, the founder of well known YC alumnus Stripe, discuss how to most effectively run a startup company towards success.TranscriptVideo Link
September 28, 2018
YC Partner Dalton Caldwell gives insight into how YC admissions works and what makes for a successful YC experience.Clarification on the Application video: Founders can splice together a video if they're not all in the same place; you do not need to be in same place to do the video.Lecture SlidesLecture TranscriptVideo Link
September 26, 2018
Former YC Partner and founder of TripleByte Harj Taggar, along with his cofounder Ammon Bartram discuss a topic startups often struggle with most: finding and hiring the key engineers who will build your product.Lecture SlidesLecture TranscriptVideo Link
September 26, 2018
Tyler Bosmeny from YC alumnus Clever shares his expertise on how an early stage company should think about sales and about building an enterprise sales team.Lecture SlidesLecture TranscriptVideo Link
September 21, 2018
YC Partner Geoff Ralston talks to Cowboy Ventures Founder Aileen Lee.TranscriptVideo Link
September 19, 2018
YC Partner Kat Mañalac and Director of Marketing Craig Cannon describe the most effective ways to use PR and content to help your companies brand and to find more users.Lecture SlidesLecture TranscriptVideo Link
September 19, 2018
Former YC partner Garry Tan, the founder of Initialized Capital and a design expert describes how to effectively integrate design into a product development process.Lecture SlidesLecture TranscriptVideo Link
September 19, 2018
Former YC partner Garry Tan, the cofounder of Initialized Capital and a design expert describes how to effectively integrate design into a product development process.Lecture SlidesLecture TranscriptVideo Link
September 14, 2018
YC Partner Geoff Ralston talks to CoinList Co-Founder and President Andy Bromberg.TranscriptVideo Link
September 12, 2018
Suhail Doshi, founder of YC alumnus Mixpanel and a world-class expert on measurement details how startups should think about discovering the important facts about how their product is used.Lecture SlidesLecture TranscriptVideo Link
September 12, 2018
YC Partner Gustaf Alströmer, who was most recently a growth expert at AirBnb describes strategies for scaling your user base.Lecture SlidesLecture TranscriptVideo Link
September 12, 2018
Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, shares his thoughts on how you can succeed as a startup.TranscriptLecture SlidesVideo Link
September 12, 2018
YC Partner Adora Cheung talks to Gobble founder and CEO Ooshma Garg.TranscriptVideo Link
September 12, 2018
David Rusenko from YC alumus Weebly details the story of how Weebly developed one of the most popular website creation and hosting sites on the web today.TranscriptLecture SlidesVideo Link
September 12, 2018
YC CEO Michael Seibel outlines how successful startups think about building something people want.What problem are you solving? Who is your Customer? How to set up metrics Product Development Pivot vs. Iterate?TranscriptLecture SlidesVideo Link
September 12, 2018
YC Partner Geoff Ralston talks with Paul Graham, one of the founders of YC, and tries to draw out as much startup wisdom as possible in 1/2 hour of conversation.TranscriptVideo Link
September 12, 2018
YC Partners Carolynn Levy, Jon Levy, and YC General Counsel Jason Kwon recap on legal mechanics for startups, in addition to common mistakes and problems.TranscriptLecture SlidesVideo Link
September 12, 2018
YC Partners Adora Cheung and Geoff Ralston introduce Startup School 2018.Geoff's SlidesAdora's SlidesTranscriptVideo Link
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