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Sam Altman
Samuel H. Altman (born April 22, 1985) is an American entrepreneur, programmer, and blogger. He is the president of Y Combinator and co-chairman of OpenAI.
Sam Altman: On Thinking for the Future with Elon Musk
47 minutes
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The C.E.O. of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, and Y Combinator president Sam Altman foresee tech’s next innovations. Moderated by Andrew Ross Sorkin, of The New York Times and CNBC.
Sam Altman: Team and Execution (Sam Altman)
46 minutes
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Sam Altman finishes up "Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution" by covering Team and Execution, in Lecture 2 of How to Start a Startup.
Sam Altman: How to Start a Startup (Sam Altman, Dustin Moskovitz)
43 minutes
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Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, and Dustin Moskovitz, Cofounder of Facebook, Asana, and Good Ventures, kick off the How to Start a Startup Course. Sam covers the first 2 of the 4 Key Areas: Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution; and Dustin discusses Why to Start a Startup.
Sam Altman: Before the Startup (Paul Graham)
48 minutes
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Paul Graham delivers an informative (and highly amusing) talk, addressing counterintuitive parts of startups, in Lecture 3 of How to Start a Startup.
Sam Altman: Competition is for Losers (Peter Thiel)
50 minutes
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Peter Thiel, founder of Paypal and Palantir, discusses business strategy and monopoly theory in "Competition is For Losers".
Sam Altman: Growth (Alex Schultz)
47 minutes
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Alex Schultz gives an overview of Growth for startups, speaking from a position of authority as the VP of Growth at Facebook.
Sam Altman: How to Raise Money (Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway, Parker Conrad)
50 minutes
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Sam leads a panel Q&A on Fundraising in this lecture with Marc Andreessen, Founder of Netscape and Andreessen Horowitz, Ron Conway, Founder of SV Angel, and Parker Conrad, Founder of Zenefits.
Sam Altman: How to Get Started, Doing Things that Don't Scale, Press
52 minutes
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Stanley Tang, Founder of Doordash, covers How to Get Started. Walker Williams, Founder of Teespring, covers Doing things that Don't Scale. Justin Kan, Founder of TwitchTV and Partner at Y Combinator, covers Press.
Sam Altman: Culture (Brian Chesky, Alfred Lin)
50 minutes
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Brian Chesky, Founder of Airbnb, and Alfred Lin, Former COO of Zappos and Partner at Sequoia Capital discuss how to build a great company culture.
Sam Altman: How to Raise Money (Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway, Parker Conrad)
50 minutes
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Sam leads a panel Q&A on Fundraising in this lecture with Marc Andreessen, Founder of Netscape and Andreessen Horowitz, Ron Conway, Founder of SV Angel, and Parker Conrad, Founder of Zenefits.
Sam Altman: Building for the Enterprise (Aaron Levie)
46 minutes
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Aaron Levie - founder of Box, enterprise master, Twitter comedic genius. In this lecture, he'll convince you to Build for the Enterprise.
Sam Altman: Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing (Adora Cheung)
52 minutes
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So you have an idea. How do you go from zero users to many users?Adora Cheung, Founder of Homejoy, covers Building Product, Talking to Users, and Growing, in Lecture 4 of How to Start a Startup.
Sam Altman: How to be a Great Founder (Reid Hoffman)
49 minutes
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So you've learned how to get started, how to raise money, how to build products, and how to grow. Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and Partner at Greylock Ventures, addresses many of the questions and confusions that might be cropping up - How to be a Great Founder.
Sam Altman: How to Manage (Ben Horowitz)
49 minutes
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You are not the only one whom your decisions impact. Ben Horowitz, founder of Andreessen Horowitz and Opsware, discusses this important management perspective that founders miss, with, of course, the gratuitous rap lyric or two sprinkled in.
Sam Altman: How to Run a User Interview (Emmett Shear)
46 minutes
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Building product, and talking to users. In the early stages of your startup, those are the two things you should focus on. In this lecture, Emmett Shear, Founder and CEO of Justin.tv and Twitch, covers the latter. What can you learn by talking to users that you can’t learn by looking at data? What questions should you ask? How can user interviews define or redefine your product goals?
Sam Altman: How to Design Hardware Products (Hosain Rahman)
47 minutes
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Hosain Rahman, CEO and Founder of Jawbone, covers the design process for building hardware products users love.
Sam Altman: How to Operate (Keith Rabois)
46 minutes
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What should the CEO be doing on a day to day basis? How do you make sure the company is moving in the right direction? Keith Rabois, Partner at Khosla Ventures and former COO of Square, tackles the nitty gritty - How to Operate. Lots of actionable takeaways from this lecture!
Sam Altman: Hiring and Culture, Part 2 (Patrick and John Collison, Ben Silbermann)
50 minutes
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Stripe and Pinterest - two companies well known for their strong cultures. The founders - John Collison, Patrick Collison, and Ben Silberman - take Q&A from Sam in part 2 of Hiring and Culture.
Sam Altman: Later-stage Advice (Sam Altman)
48 minutes
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Sam caps off the How to Start a Startup series with things you should ignore when you start, but become important a year in.
Sam Altman: Sales and Marketing; How to Talk to Investors (Tyler Bosmeny)
48 minutes
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Three segments in this lecture:Tyler Bosmeny, founder and CEO of Clever, starts off today's lecture with an overview of the Sales Funnel, and how to get to your first $1 Million. Michael Seibel, founder of Justin.tv and Socialcam and Partner at Y Combinator, then goes over how to talk to investors - the pitch. Dalton Caldwell, founder of imeem and App.net and Partner at Y Combiantor, and Qasar Younis, founder of Talkbin and Partner at Y Combinator, then perform an investor meeting roleplay to give you a taste of how it actually might look behind the scenes.
Sam Altman: Legal and Accounting Basics for Startups (Kirsty Nathoo, Carolynn Levy)
48 minutes
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There's a lot that goes behind the scenes in running a startup. Getting the legal, finance (equity allocation, vesting), accounting, and other overhead right will save you a lot of pain in the long run. Kirsty Nathoo, CFO at Y Combinator, and Carolynn Levy, General Counsel at Y Combinator, cover these very important topics in this lecture.
Sam Altman: How to Build Products Users Love (Kevin Hale)
48 minutes
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Kevin Hale, Founder of Wufoo and Partner at Y Combinator, explains how to build products that create a passionate user base invested in your startup's success.