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JUL 01, 2015 - Business Insider

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There’s a dark side to startups, and it haunts 30% of the world’s most brilliant people

The smile on Austen Heinz's face was unguarded and brief. It was the involuntary, small upturn of the corners the mouth that escapes when something genuinely makes you happy. For Heinz, it was seeing the surfers at Del Mar. He raised his phone to snap a photo for a friend. Mike Alfred saw the grin on his face, so he ...

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JUN 30, 2015 - TechCrunch

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Founder Stories: Webflow’s Y Combinator Journey

 Watch Sergie Magdalin, the co-founder and creative director of the visual website building toolkit for professionals, Webflow, discuss some of his harrowing early days as an entrepreneur. Since raising funding at Y Combinator’s demo day, Webflow has acquired over 275,000 users, including Groupon, The New York Times, MasterCard, and others. But things weren’t always so easy for… Read More

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JUN 30, 2015 - Fast Company

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What Startups Can Learn From The Art Market

As legendary art dealer Durand-Ruel showed, generating volatility can foster creativity.Although the denizens of Art Basel and the participants in Y Combinator may protest, the process of making art today is essentially identical to the process of making startups. Both the gallery and the incubator are singular spaces specifically designed to do the same thing: maximize volatility and promote creativity ...

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JUN 26, 2015 - Business Insider

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How not to regret your career, from the head of Silicon Valley's greatest startup factory

Y Combinator President Sam Altman looked onto the room of 3,000 interns at Internapalooza in San Francisco on Thursday night, and delivered good news — to only one person. "Someone in this room I am very confident is going to found a multi-billion dollar company that will change the world in a very big way," Altman said. "And 90 percent ...

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JUN 25, 2015 - TechCrunch

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Y Combinator President Sam Altman to Take the Stage at Disrupt SF 2015

 He’s the former co-founder of the social startup Loopt, which was funded by his current company — Y Combinator — in 2005 and acquired by the Green Dot Corporation in 2012. He’s Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator, and we’re thrilled that he’ll be joining us once again for an on-stage interview at Disrupt SF 2015. When it comes to ...

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