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Women Who Lead: Female Founders

Women Who Lead: Female Founders

From left: Debbie Mullen (Copper Cow Coffee), Vu Van (ELSA), Mimi Chan (Littlefund) In anticipation of Vietnam Women’s Day on October 20, we want to feature the stories of women who lead: our portfolio companies’ female founders. Since the inception of 500 Startups...

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Startup Playbook by Sam Altman – Part 4

Startup Playbook by Sam Altman – Part 4

Startup Playbook. Written by Sam Altman · Illustrated by Gregory Koberger · Spanish translation Part IV: Great execution Although it’s necessary to build a great product, you’re not done after that. You still have to turn it into a great company, and you have to do it...

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Startup Playbook by Sam Altman – Part 3

Startup Playbook by Sam Altman – Part 3

Startup Playbook. Written by Sam Altman · Illustrated by Gregory Koberger · Spanish translation Part III: A great product Here is the secret to success: have a great product. This is the only thing all great companies have in common. If you do not build a product...

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Startup Playbook by Sam Altman – Part 2

Startup Playbook by Sam Altman – Part 2

Written by Sam Altman · Illustrated by Gregory Koberger · Spanish translation Part II: A great team Mediocre teams do not build great companies. One of the things we look at the most is the strength of the founders. When I used to do later-stage investing, I looked...

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Startup Playbook by Sam Altman – Part 1

Startup Playbook by Sam Altman – Part 1

Startup Playbook. Written by Sam Altman · Illustrated by Gregory Koberger · Spanish translation We spend a lot of time advising startups. Though one-on-one advice will always be crucial, we thought it might help us scale Y Combinator if we could distill the most...

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