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Choose where to work by thinking like an investor

Harj Taggar, former partner at Y Combinator and founder of Triplebyte, shared some really insightful wisdom on choosing a startup to work for…

I believe that most advice on choosing a startup to work for is wrong. Early employees at wildly successful startups suggest you assume the value of your equity is zero and instead optimize for how much you can learn. In this post I’ll argue that evaluating how likely a startup is to succeed should actually be the most important factor in your decision to join one. As a former partner at Y Combinator, I know a lot about how investors do this.

What do you think? How have you made choices like this in the past?

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How to hire your first engineer

How do you convince an engineer to join your start up? Harj Taggar shares this advice on the Y Combinator blog:

This post is advice for early stage startup founders who are hiring their first engineer.

Hiring your first engineer at a startup is incredibly hard. As a founder you’re already stretched dangerously thin on time. There are bugs to fix, customers to close and any number of urgent existential fires that demand your full attention. You know you should be spending more time on hiring but it’s a battle to find it.

This is an exhaustive post going through all the details. If you’re a startup founder or among the first engineers to join a startup, you should check this post out or recommend it to your founder.

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