Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Paul Grahamby Scott Edward Walker on October 27th, 2010
To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.” Each week, we post a short video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics to help entrepreneurs succeed.
Today, as a bonus to the Mark Zuckerberg clip posted on Monday, we present startup guru Paul Graham, co-founder of Y Combinator and a very smart guy. Indeed, I was discussing Paul last night during my presentation to the Lean Startup Circle in Portland. In this interesting, recent four-minute clip (courtesy of TechCrunch), Paul discusses, among other things, (i) how negotiating leverage has shifted to the founders in connection with angel financings; (ii) how much cheaper it is to launch a startup these days; and (iii) how it is becoming “social acceptable” to launch a startup. I hope you enjoy it. Cheers, Scott