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Everything you ever wanted to know about advisors, Part 1 Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about advisors. If you have additional questions, email us at email@example.com . Table of Contents General (answers follow) Compensation (in Part 2 )
A couple of years ago, Paul Graham (Y Combinator) tweeted “Convertible notes have won. Every investment so far in this YC batch (and there have been a lot) has been done on a convertible note.” The truth is convertible debt has not won. Many sophisticated angel investors and angel groups refuse to invest in convertible debt in seed/startup deals. Blog | Thoughts on startups by investors that fund them & entrepreneurs that run them
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This pages is an archive of quality Hacker News " Ask YC " posts grouped by subject. "Quality" means posts that are a) generally relevant to startups and b) contain a decent amount of useful discussion/advice. All posts on this page have been looked at manually. Startups Wiki: Ask YC Archive
i 2 Votes When I received an invitation to join the latest social network as it took its fledgling steps, I promised that I’d give it a month to see how it worked out. Fast forward six weeks – not only have I discontinued use but I’ve deleted my account as well. Here are the five reasons why – and some advice for future social media start-ups. Reason One: The technology wasn’t ready. 5 reasons why the UNTHINK Experiment is over – and 6 pieces of advice for new start-ups « interacter
(Founder Stories) Kevin Systrom On Instagram's Launch, "I Have Never Felt So Sick Ever" So far in it’s brief existence, Instagram has had a wild ride. It started out as a location app called Burbn, then pivoted before it even launched to just photos. Within a week, the photo sharing app was up to 100,000 users , and then 1 million . Today, the company announced that it just raised $7 million from Benchmark and others. But what was it like that first day Instagram hit the app store? In this episode of Founder Stories (formerly Startup Sherpa ), founder and CEO Kevin Systrom describes what it felt like to host Chris Dixon .
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AppMakr Raises $1 Million To Help You Build Custom iPhone Apps AppMakr , a service that makes it easy to generate your own custom, native iPhone application, has closed a $1 million seed round. The round includes angel investors and VCs: Mitch Kapor (founder of Lotus), Bill Lee, Rich Chen, Charles River Ventures (George Zachary & Bill Tai), Brian McClendon (angel, VP of Engineering at Google), Kima Ventures (Jeremie Berrebi & Xavier Niel), Warren Hellman (previously at Lehman Bros), Ben Narasin (TriplePoint Ventures), Pietro Dova, Sean Glass (Top Floor), Transmedia Capital (Chris Redlitz & Peter Boboff, of Kicklabs incubator). We’ve written about AppMakr a few times in the past — the startup launched in early 2010, allowing users to put together an iPhone application with a surprisingly small amount of work involved. COO Daniel Odio says that applications built using AppMakr now represent around 1% of the apps on the App Store — or around 3,000 applications.