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5 Things that Kill Startups with Y Combinator

Investment can create more problems than it solves and founders may trick themselves into thinking they have product market fit when they don’t. Michael Seibel, partner of Y Combinator and CEO of the YC startup accelerator program, will explore the top risks founders should be aware of after funding and his best tips on how to avoid them.

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Paradigm Shifts and the Future of Data Infrastructure with Snowflake, Neo4j, and Cockroach Labs

Digital transformation as we know it has come and passed. Companies that prepared for a digital-centric future are flourishing, but those who have been reluctant to change are now faced with serious challenges. Data infrastructure is the backbone of the digital world and its future lies with the technologies that can truly take advantage of all the resources available across the cloud. We take a look at the future of data infrastructure and its importance in the digital-centric world.

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Using Product Led Growth as an Indicator for Investment w/OpenView Venture Partner, Ashley Smith (Video + Transcript)

Congratulations! You’ve built a product that’s proven itself in the marketplace! So how can you leverage that product’s success to obtain the valuation and funding you need to scale? Ashley…
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“Early Gains, Early Pains: 5 Lessons for Surviving Hypergrowth” Stride.VC Founder Harry Stebbings and MessageBird Founder and CEO Robert Vis (Video + Transcript)

The startup journey moves in waves—whether you’re ready or not. After finding funding and product/market fit, your next steps as a founder in the hypergrowth phase can determine the future…
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“Land, Expand, Explode: How to Win the Long-Game in SaaS” Egnyte Chief Customer Officer and Co-Founder Rajesh Ram (Video + Transcript)

The SaaS business model has risen to popularity for many reasons – it’s fast-paced, creates residual revenue streams, and well, the multiples are strong. However, while many are flocking to…
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