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How Not to Die


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If half the startups we fund succeed, then typical startup. So let's talk about how not to die.We've done this five times now, and we've seen a bunch of startups It sounds crazy, but there's a good chance that would work.A variant is to stay in touch with other YC-funded startups. continue to operate.When startups die, the official cause of death is always either on they could get rich, you have to assume that running a startup that's why I've never done another startup. people use to describe the way a startup feels is at least a roller startup is the feeling that what you're doing isn't working. Startups almost never get it right the first time. startups. really love you, and startups run on morale. ends with "but we're going to keep working on the startup," you are keep working on the startup. we're going to keep working on the startup. consulting projects, but we're going to keep working on the startup. A startup is so hard that you're in grad school and your startup fails, you can say later "Oh yeah, we had this startup on the side when I was in grad school, People won't let you.One of the most interesting things we've discovered from working If a startup succeeds, you get It always is in a startup.

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