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The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

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The Twenty Minute VC takes you inside the world of Venture Capital, Startup Funding and The Pitch. Join our host, Harry Stebbings and discover how you can attain funding for your business by listening to what the most prominent investors are directly looking for in startups, providing easily actiona… read more


20VC: YC's Justin Kan on The 3 Qualities All Successful Investors Have & Why 'VCs Don't Really Do Any Real Work'?

Justin Kan is a Partner @ world renowned, Y Combinator. The birthplace of the likes of Airbnb, Reddit, Dropbox, Stripe, Zenefits and many more incredible companies. Prior to YC, Justin co-founded SocialCam, acquired by Autodesk for $60m and, the world's leading video platform and community for gamers, acquired by Amazon for $970m in 2014.  

In Today’s Episode with Justin You Will Learn:

  • How Justin came to found and then later made the transition into VC with YC?
  • Having been a YC alum, how has Justin seen YC as an institution change over time? How have the interviews, demo days, mentoring arrangements altered? How can YC keep the same quality of startup treatment with the mass scaling taking place?
  • YC always positions itself as an accompaniment to the VC industry, does the new $700m YC growth fund not directly compete against VCs?
  • What 3 qualities does Justin believes all good investors must have? How has Justin looked to establish his own personal brand? What has worked and what has not?
  • Justin is very bullish on Snapchat, why so? What makes Justin so excited for the platform? How does Justin use it to such success? What would Justin like to see change in the platform?

Items Mentioned In Today’s Show:

Justin’s Fave Book: Shogun

Justin’s Fave Blog or Newsletter: Nuzzel & The Information

As always you can follow Harry, The Twenty Minute VC and Justin on Twitter here!

Likewise, you can follow Harry on Snapchat here for mojito madness and all things 20VC.

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