• How to Choose a Startup to Work For by Thinking Like An Investor

    This is an excellent post on choosing a startup to join. There are so many nuggets of wisdom here. In particular:

    Evaluating the relationship between founders is as important as evaluating the founders themselves. The top cause of startup death during a Y Combinator batch was cofounder disputes. We evaluated this very closely during interviews. We were looking for red flags such as talking over each other and disagreeing on important issues. It was a particularly bad sign if it wasn’t clear who the CEO was. Likewise it was a bad sign if, when asked, one person meekly answered they were the CEO while the other glared at them. I’d recommend you request to meet the cofounders together to answer your questions so you can feel out this dynamic.

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