Startup school Archive

Lecture 20 – Later-stage Advice

Sam caps off the How to Start a Startup series with things you should ignore when you start, but become important a year in. Thanks for watching How to Start a Startup. Hope you learned a ton!

Lecture 19 – Sales and Marketing; How to Talk to Investors

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

Lecture 18 – Legal and Accounting Basics for Startups

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,

Lecture 17 – How to Design Hardware Products

Hosain Rahman, CEO and Founder of Jawbone, covers the design process for building hardware products users love.

Lecture 16 – How to Run a User Interview

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.

Lecture 15 – How to Manage

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.

Lecture 14 – How to Operate

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

Lecture 13 – How to be a Great Founder

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

Lecture 12 – Building for the Enterprise

Aaron Levie – founder of Box, enterprise master, Twitter comedic genius. In this lecture, he’ll convince you to Build for the Enterprise.

Lecture 11 – Hiring and Culture, Part 2

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.