Startup Advisor Equity? - Pebble Y Combinator's Essential Startup Advice 2 months ago   03:41

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Pebble Watch founder and Y Combinator partner Eric Migicovsky on how he found startup advisors, how his advisors helped Pebble, and how he compensated his advisors with equity.

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What do you think of the new slide style? Testing out something that doesn't burn your eyes as much as the white ones :) - Craig
Diego Jurado
Reborn a new Pebble Smartwatch!
Ahmed Ali
So is the difference between advisory shares and investors share that they are not in perpetuity and they go away after an agreed on period?
Jake Ferrin
Dope shirt. Yay Utah.
Great share
Ryan @GoodMonday
Is he the pebble guy?
Liam Hornschild-Bear
give us Pebble Time 2!! Pleaseeeeee
🔎⌚ Pebble 2 (Flame)!!! 😍
Well said
Sebastian Jimenez Bienen
Aside from domain expertise, how do you know which advisors are good for you? Do you just look at their previous success with their companies, and prioritize the most successful ones? What about later stage advisors? How do you pick them? How do you decide that this person's long term advise is worth a quarter of a percentage?
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Y Combinator's Essential Startup Advice Startup Advisor Equity? - Pebble 2 months ago   25:57

Startup Grind Global Conference 2019

About the session:
A Fireside chat with Michael Seibel, CEO of Y Combinator, talking about Y Combinator's Essential Startup Advice. Interviewed by Derek Andersen, Founder of Startup Grind.

About the speaker:
Michael Seibel works at Y Combinator as a full-time partner and CEO of the YC accelerator program. Previously, Michael Seibel was the co-founder and CEO of and Socialcam. Socialcam sold to Autodesk in 2012 and under the leadership of Emmett Shear, became and sold to Amazon in 2014. Before getting into startups, he spent a year as the finance director for a US Senate campaign and in 2005, Michael graduated from Yale University with a BA in political science."