Who Should Founders Listen To For Advice?

by Aaron Harris12/6/2019

YC Partner and Tutorspree cofounder Aaron Harris on who founders should listen to for advice.


00:00 – Who should founders listen to for advice?

00:55 – Your job as a founder is to build a company not just get advice

1:35 – Pick someone and “Make for yourself a Rabbi” – https://blog.ycombinator.com/what-to-do-with-too-much-advice/

2:25 – Pick an advisor who gives nuanced advice

3:25 – Pick an advisor who’s seen the game multiple times

3:55 – Pick an advisor you get along with

4:20 – At the end of the day you need to evaluate the advice on its own merit


  • Aaron Harris

    Aaron was a Group Partner at YC and a cofounder of Tutorspree, which was funded by YC in 2011. Before Tutorspree he worked at Bridgewater Associates, where he managed product and operations.