In this video Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator and Dustin Moskovitz, Co-founder of Facebook, Asana, and Good Ventures, talks on how to start a startup. Dustin discusses “Why to Start a Startup” and Sam covers the first 2 of the 4 Key Areas: Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution.
They talk also focuses on stress of starting a startup, media’s perception about the startups and what it actually is. The ugly side of being the founder, flexibility, financial reward and impact.
About Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator,
At age 19, Altman was a co-founder and CEO of Loopt, a location-based social networking mobile application. Loopt was acquired in 2012 by Green Dot Corporation for $43.4 million.
In 2014, Altman was named president of Y Combinator the most commercially successful seed-stage accelerator.
About Dustin Moskovitz, Co-founder of Facebook
Four people, three of whom were roommates — Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Chris Hughes, and Dustin Moskovitz — founded Facebook in their Harvard University dorm room in February 2004.
On October 3, 2008, Moskovitz announced that he was leaving Facebook to form a new company called Asana with Justin Rosenstein, an engineering manager at Facebook.