by Y Combinator6/27/2022
We’re launching a new audio series on Twitter Spaces called Same, Same but Different. Each episode brings together two YC founders who will discuss a similar decision they made on their journey to building a growth-stage company. But like every journey, the path getting there and the results are unique to that startup.
Listen to our first episode live on June 30 at 9:00am PT on Twitter. YC’s Anu Hariharan will moderate a discussion between Vanta CEO Christina Cacioppo and Zapier CEO Wade Foster on their unique funding history.
Both Christina and Wade made the decision to take a disciplined approach to fundraising. They flipped the equation of a typical startup founder: instead of raising money to enable a certain amount of growth, they eliminated the assumption of fundraising, controlled their spend, and evaluated how to ramp up spending based on what the business was bringing in. Given the current state of public markets, this mindset is pertinent, and we’re excited to dive into how Christina and Wade have thought about funding from day one.
Tune in and join us for the first episode on June 30 at 9:00am PT on Twitter.