by Y Combinator2/7/2017
Before Triplebyte Harj was a Partner at YC and cofounded Auctomatic (YC W07).
00:15 – Harj’s intro.
1:07 – What is Triplebyte?
2:07 – Where did the idea for Triplebyte come from?
3:40 – What type of engineer are companies looking for?
6:05 – Should people go to bootcamps?
8:20 – Why did Harj do YC twice?
9:58 – What was fundraising like the second time around?
11:14 – What was it like doing office hours for the second time?
12:58 – How should you take advantage of your time during YC?
14:08 – What learnings did Harj take from being a partner to being in the batch?
17:50 – Did Harj advise startups in the batch with him?
18:20 – What were Triplebyte’s stats at the end of the batch
19:15 – What are good ways to find engineers?
21:05 – Any tips for vetting someone remotely?
21:55 – Was Harj worried that doing YC a second time would be seen as a sign of weakness to a VC?
22:55 – Did Harj’s background help or hurt him in fundraising?
24:05 – How can people that have previously been successful check themselves when selecting new projects?
25:48 – How to choose a startup idea?
28:00 – How to find cofounders?
30:15 – Harj’s thoughts on his sabbatical after being a YC Partner.
Y Combinator created a new model for funding early stage startups. Twice a year we invest a small amount of money ($150k) in a large number of startups (recently 200). The startups move to Silicon