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Building Confidence In Yourself and Your Ideas

by Dalton Caldwell2/29/2024

People are going to have feedback about your startup idea — how do you make sense of it all?

Stop innovating on the wrong things

by Dalton Caldwell2/15/2024

In this episode of Dalton & Michael we’ll discuss the downsides of trying to “innovate” on certain things and why that can make it LESS likely a company succeeds.

YC's latest Request for Startups

by Dalton Caldwell2/14/2024

These are some of the things we want to see more founders working on.

Bootstrap or VC?

by Dalton Caldwell2/5/2024

In this episode of Dalton & Michael, we’ll explain why the "Bootstrap or raise Venture Capital?" debate is a much simpler one than many make it out to be.

Why do investors say you need a business co-founder?

by Dalton Caldwell1/11/2024

Every software company needs a technical co-founder. But what kind of co-founder does the technical founder need?

The asymmetric upside of being positive

by Dalton Caldwell12/21/2023

Dalton & Michael on the best ways for founders to think about weighing optimism and pessimism in their day-to-day lives.

Why you really DO need a technical co-founder

by Dalton Caldwell11/30/2023

Based on the thousands of companies YC has funded over the years, companies lacking a technical co-founder underperform. In this episode of Dalton + Michael, we’ll discuss exactly why that is.