How to maintain engineering velocity as you scale
Faire’s engineering team grew from five to over 100 engineers in three years. Throughout this growth, we were able to sustain our pace of engineering execution by adhering to four guiding principles.
First Five Launches with Whatnot
Like every startup, the founders of Whatnot began with only an idea. YC’s Anu Hariharan sat down with the co-founder and CEO of Whatnot Grant LaFontaine to discuss their first five launches, and how they helped shape the company into a billion dollar marketplace today.
First Five Hires with PostHog
PostHog (YC W20) is a suite of open source product analytic tools that companies can host themselves. YC’s Anu Hariharan sat down with the co-founder and CEO of PostHog James Hawkins to discuss hiring their first five employees.
What’s the Second Job of a Startup CEO?
by Ali Rowghani11/29/2016
Successful startups go through three broad phases as they scale, and a startupCEO’s job changes dramatically in each phase. A CEO’s first job is to build aproduct users love; the second job is to build a company to maximize theopportunity that the product has surfaced; and the third is to harvest theprofits of the core business to invest in transformative new product ideas.