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3 Days Left to Apply for YC Fellowship

by Drew Meyers on 9:19 am July 24, 2015

Any young founders out there, pre seed funding and pre accelerator? Apply for a YC Fellowship: YC Fellows will receive a $12,000 grant and advice from the YC community for 8 weeks (from mid-September to mid-November) to go from an idea to a startup. Fellows need an idea or a prototype and the ability to work on this full-time for 8 weeks. We expect that most teams will apply with 2-3 co-founders, but as always we’ll consider solo founders too. This program is meant for founders who … Read More »

The Nitty Gritty of Fundraising for Startups

by Drew Meyers on 9:00 am

I would bet every founder reading this blog knows about AirBnB. If you don’t, you’ve been living under a rock. Some of you have raised funds. Others haven’t. Fundraising is not easy. Don’t let anyone tell you differently, despite what you hear in the tech press. AirBnB (and Uber) are the darling childs of the tech startup investing community, but AirBnB – now valued at over $25 billion – had a lot of trouble raising an early round. Brian Chesky (co-founder & CEO) shared the story … Read More »

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