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Lecture 20 - Later-stage Advice

Sam caps off the How to Start a Startup series with things you should ignore when you start, but become important a year in. Thanks for watching How to Start a Startup. Hope you learned a ton!

Lecture 19 - Sales and Marketing; How to Talk to Investors

Tyler Bosmeny, founder and CEO of Clever, starts off today's lecture with an overview of the Sales Funnel, and how to get to your first $1 Million. Michael Seibel, founder of Justin.tv and Socialcam and Partner at Y Combinator, then goes over how to talk to investors - the pitch. Dalton Caldwell, founder of imeem and App.net and Partner at Y Combiantor, and Qasar Younis, founder of Talkbin and Partner at Y Combinator, then perform an investor meeting roleplay to give you a taste of how it actually might look behind the scenes.

Lecture 18 - Legal and Accounting Basics for Startups

There's a lot that goes behind the scenes in running a startup. Getting the legal, finance (equity allocation, vesting), accounting, and other overhead right will save you a lot of pain in the long run. Kirsty Nathoo, CFO at Y Combinator, and Carolynn Levy, General Counsel at Y Combinator, cover these very important topics in this lecture.

Lecture 17 - How to Design Hardware Products

Hosain Rahman, CEO and Founder of Jawbone, covers the design process for building hardware products users love.

Lecture 16 - How to Run a User Interview

Building product, and talking to users. In the early stages of your startup, those are the two things you should focus on. In this lecture, Emmett Shear, Founder and CEO of Justin.tv and Twitch, covers the latter. What can you learn by talking to users that you can’t learn by looking at data? What questions should you ask? How can user interviews define or redefine your product goals?

Lecture 15 - How to Manage

You are not the only one whom your decisions impact. Ben Horowitz, founder of Andreessen Horowitz and Opsware, discusses this important management perspective that founders miss, with, of course, the gratuitous rap lyric or two sprinkled in.

Lecture 14 - How to Operate

What should the CEO be doing on a day to day basis? How do you make sure the company is moving in the right direction? Keith Rabois, Partner at Khosla Ventures and former COO of Square, tackles the nitty gritty - How to Operate. Lots of actionable takeaways from this lecture!

Lecture 13 - How to be a Great Founder

So you've learned how to get started, how to raise money, how to build products, and how to grow. Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and Partner at Greylock Ventures, addresses many of the questions and confusions that might be cropping up - How to be a Great Founder.

Lecture 12 - Building for the Enterprise

Aaron Levie - founder of Box, enterprise master, Twitter comedic genius. In this lecture, he'll convince you to Build for the Enterprise.

Lecture 11 - Hiring and Culture, Part 2

Hiring and Culture, Part 2 Stripe and Pinterest - two companies well known for their strong cultures. The founders - John Collison, Patrick Collison, and Ben Silberman - take Q&A from Sam in part 2 of Hiring and Culture.

Lecture 10 - Culture

Culture Brian Chesky, Founder of Airbnb, and Alfred Lin, Former COO of Zappos and Partner at Sequoia Capital discuss how to build a great company culture.

Lecture 9 - How to Raise Money

How to Raise Money Sam leads a panel Q&A on Fundraising in this lecture with Marc Andreessen, Founder of Netscape and Andreessen Horowitz, Ron Conway, Founder of SV Angel, and Parker Conrad, Founder of Zenefits.

Lecture 8 - How to Get Started, Doing Things that Don't Scale, Press

How to Get Started, Doing Things that Don't Scale, Press Lecture 8 features 3 speakers: Stanley Tang, Founder of Doordash, covers How to Get Started. Walker Williams, Founder of Teespring, covers Doing things that Don't Scale. Justin Kan, Founder of TwitchTV and Partner at Y Combinator, covers Press.

Lecture 7 - How to Build Products Users Love

How to Build Products Users Love Kevin Hale, Founder of Wufoo and Partner at Y Combinator, explains how to build products that create a passionate user base invested in your startup's success.

Lecture 6 - Growth

Growth Alex Schultz gives an overview of Growth for startups, speaking from a position of authority as the VP of Growth at Facebook.

Lecture 5 - Competition is for Losers

Competition is for Losers Peter Thiel, founder of Paypal and Palantir, discusses business strategy and monopoly theory in "Competition is For Losers".

Lecture 4 - Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing

Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing So you have an idea. How do you go from zero users to many users?Adora Cheung, Founder of Homejoy, covers Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing, in Lecture 4 of How to Start a Startup.

Lecture 3 - Before the Startup

Before the Startup Paul Graham delivers an informative (and highly amusing) talk, addressing counterintuitive parts of startups, in Lecture 3 of How to Start a Startup.

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Lecture 2 - Team and Execution

Team and Execution Sam Altman finishes up "Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution" by covering Team and Execution, in Lecture 2 of How to Start a Startup.

Lecture 1 - How to Start a Startup

How to Start a Startup Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, and Dustin Moskovitz, Cofounder of Facebook, Asana, and Good Ventures, kick off the How to Start a Startup Course. Sam covers the first 2 of the 4 Key Areas: Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution; and Dustin discusses Why to Start a Startup.
 
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