Y Combinator

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#156 - Amber Atherton and Iba Masood

Amber Atherton is the founder and CEO of Zyper (YC W18).

Iba Masood is the cofounder and CEO of TARA (YC W15).

The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.

Y Combinator invests a small amount of money ($150k) in a large number of startups (recently 200), twice a year.

Learn more about YC and apply for funding here: https://www.ycombinator.com/apply/  



00:00 - Intro

1:16 - Seed fundraising for Zyper and Tara

3:26 - Tara's pivot

4:31 - Series A fundraising for Zyper and Tara

18:11 - Evaluating investors

23:46 - Meeting with associates and partners

30:35 - Raising a Series A as a female founder

39:31 - Fundraising psychology

41:46 - What not to do when fundraising

45:01 - Talking to portfolio companies about investors

46:21 - What it's like to run a Series A stage company

1:00:41 - The most important piece of advice for fundraising


 2019-12-18  1h2m