Essential for founders
This podcast has been a guiding light as an entrepreneur in technology. The insights Craig and the team are able to pull out of a wide array of founders has helped shaped my approach to product development, leadership and fundraising. As someone who hopes to join a future YC batch this is an essential starting point to get in the right mindset for navigating life as a founder.
A Startup's Best Kept Secret
A couple times in life you make a discovery thinking, "Is this too good to be true?" And then, after time, you realize, "I've discovered a jewel, a hidden treasure, that's better than I thought." That's what you'll find w/ Y Combinator's podcast. Every episode offers several pieces of insight, wisdom, advice, counsel, inspiration and/or guidance you couldn't possibly receive unless you were fortunate enough to hang with these leaders all the time. Regardless of where you are in the start-up process, Y Combinator's podcast will leave you smarter, stronger, and more inclined to keep moving forward with clarity and purpose. I've been advising leaders for over 30 years and know that inexperience relies on force, where experience is about accuracy; Y Combinator's podcast will help you get closer to hitting the bullseye every single time.
Smart and interesting podcast
Craig and team always do a great job on this podcast. The guests are interesting, the production quality is top notch. I definitely recommend it!
Insightful, entertaining and actionable
J. Barshop
Craig and his incredible guests make me feel completely at home here - bowled over by brilliant advice and nourishing conversations. In short, they give listeners an unfair advantage when it comes to creating a world-class business (and exceptional all-around life). Highly recommend listening and subscribing to Y Combinator if you’re interested in exploring your own personal evolution and professional development!
Gear guests
Top notch content
Laura Deming and Shola Akinlade
Very sad as she seems very interesting if she would just stop saying “interesting” and “hawh” every other sentence. The interviewer reversed roles half way through as Laura started asking about him about his personal life...boring. But biggest issue is she talks to fast, exhausting. Shola is impossible to undertstand.
Great podcast
Have listened for yrs. Many episodes repeated times. Lots of founder takeaways.
Inspiring !
I listen to either this or the Startup School podcast every day on my commute to work. It helps keep me motivated & inspired when I’m feeling like my idea is dumb or not worth it. I hope to be meeting these guys soon! Thank you for making this podcast!
Great and varied content
Not just about tech startups it’s a wide ranging list of really interesting interviews.
Casual, insightful
Dave Yen
I was bummed when Aaron and Kat stopped recording the previous YC podcasts, but I love the new podcasts hosted by Craig. He’s casual, invites great guests and gets them to answer questions authentically. As a founder, I recommend this to anyone else working on startups.
All Techbros - find some women to interview jeez
it's 2017. Everyone knows there is a problem with women in tech. get it together.
They've been there, they've done that...
Dan Calle
...and if you listen to them, you might have a few less mistakes to make.
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