Kat Manalac is a partner at YC.
The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.
00:00 - Caterina's new podcast, Should This Exist?
2:00 - Is there a process for considering if something should exist?
3:30 - Who should be part of these conversations?
4:45 - Wait But Why and the Human Colossus
6:50 - Episode 1 of Should This Exist?
9:45 - Having conversations before things exist
11:10 - How might employees think about their role in whether or not something should exist?
14:00 - Caterina reflecting on her creations and if they should exist
18:30 - Considering whether things should exist as investors
23:00 - Cofounder charter - What you will and won't do
25:30 - Questioning the VC model
26:50 - Working on Wall St, feeling herself change, and quitting
30:50 - Caterina as a student
33:30 - Peculiarity and entrepreneurship
34:50 - "Don't fight to win prizes that aren't worth winning"
38:00 - What was once fringe is now mainstream
40:20 - Kat looking up to Lea Salonga
42:10 - Evgeny asks - How did she get her first 100 paying users?
48:55 - How does she advise founders to find investors?
54:15 - What questions should founders ask themselves while making something?