The Biggest Mistakes First-Time Founders Make

by Michael Seibel8/16/2019

Y Combinator CEO and Partner Michael Seibel on the biggest mistakes first-time founders make.

00:10 – Solving a problem you don’t care about
1:00 – Helping users you don’t care about
1:40 – Choosing cofounders you don’t know well
2:20 – Not having transparent conversations with your cofounder
3:20 – Not launching
4:45 – Not using analytics
5:02 – Not knowing where your first users will come from
5:45 – Poor prioritization


  • Michael Seibel

    Michael Seibel is a Group Partner and Managing Director, Early Stage at YC. He was the cofounder and CEO and Socialcam. Socialcam sold to Autodesk in 2012 and became Twitch.