Learnings of a CEO: Snapdocs’ Aaron King on navigating market cycles
Founder & CEO Aaron King expertly built Snapdocs through volatile market conditions and with minimal outside funding into the mortgage industry's leading digital closing platform, valued at $1.5B today. This is what he learned about navigating market cycles.
Learnings of a CEO: Matt Schulman, Pave, on Hiring
Pave Founder and CEO Matt Schulman has created one of the most comprehensive and thorough recruiting processes, which has made him one of the most successful recruiters in the YC community.
Learnings of a CEO: Wade Foster, Zapier
Today, Zapier automates work by connecting with over 5,000 apps. The company has been profitable since 2014 and is valued at $5B – with 700 employees working remotely. Wade, Zapier CEO, shared his learnings growing into the role of a growth-stage CEO.
Learnings of a CEO: Max Rhodes, Faire
by Lindsay Amos7/20/2022
Outside of the YC community, little has been documented on best practices to be an effective CEO. We want to help founders everywhere scale and build enduring companies — and today, we’re launching a new series to do just that: Learnings of a CEO.
From Self-Doubt to Starting Up: Words of Wisdom for Women Founders From YC Continuity Partner Anu Hariharan
by Lindsay Amos3/30/2021
We’ve been talking about the unique challenges facing women founders for years,but the pandemic was particularly hard for women looking to start their owncompanies. According to recent data,funding to women-founded companies dropped from 2.8% in 2019 to 2.3% in 2020.
Syndicated rounds: When you can’t find a Series A lead
by Janelle Tam6/24/2020
Series As usually require a founder to secure a single large investor: a lead.This is because the Series A is usually a company’s first priced round, which iswhen crucial terms around governance and control (like board composition) aredecided.Having a lead makes it easier to agree on terms: you negotiate 1:1 with the leadand everyone else follows. It also simplifies the fundraising process: all youhave to do is convince one person to believe in your vision.
Advice for job seekers on resumes and standing out
by Ryan Choi5/19/2020
In my role here at YC, I spend a lot of time with job seekers doing 1-1s andresume reviews. Below are my most common pieces of advice.Mail us your resume (email@example.com) if you want feedback orpointers. And if you’re looking for a job, check out our active jobs list on Work at a Startup , which makes it simple tobrowse the 400+ YC companies that are well-funded and actively hiring, includinglarger ones like Segment [https://www.