Customer Pitch vs Investor Pitch Marques Brownlee on Building an Audience 4 months ago   06:20

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Michael Seibel on pitching customers vs pitching investors.

Michael is CEO and a Partner at YC. He was the co-founder and CEO of and Socialcam.

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Snow Ginger
Thanks Michael! Please keep posting these short tip videos which are extremely succinct and easy to follow! Also looking forward to Startup School 2019!
Milos Beltram
and also an investor also always asks, why your customers like your product ?
and what they like in your product ?
Investors are always very interested in customers opinion.
Kind regards. Miloš Beltram
Эмиль Фейзуллаев
Thank you very much for doing this. The best channel that i seen!
How to Win Friends and Influence People- get the book. Get ahead.
very articulate, clear points, great content.
Javier Zapata
Do all products have to solve a problem? How about something people like to consume/use?
Ha! learned something new today. Thank you
Imraan a rahim
Tqvm Morpheus
Fahd Alsaadi
Applicable knowledge straight to the point…Thank you!

I also appreciate there is no noise, loud intro, background soundtrack or stretched ending, it was simply easy to listen to…
Zheng Cheng
I love these short monologue type video. please make more
Chris Valiente
Good to know im on the right path.
Saul Avalos
This video is actually great for new apllicants, thanks YC for having lots of resources of information!
Amar Ayank
Y Combinator is the dream paradise for every startup.
Ramón Felipe Brena Pinero
Fantastic stuff Michael! Short and to the point...
Viki Pavlič
Great, thanks Michael! Besides those two pitches, could you please also do a short video on a pitch for competitions, a pitch for potential employees, a pitch for key partners and others that are slightly less 'obvious'?
omg. Love it! Thx for being straight and short.
Ranjan Jagannathan
For a customer, the product is the product. For an investor, the company is the product.
Shashank Shekhar
Great video
Lookin like Morpheus!!! Give us the red pill big Mike 👌👌👌👌
Milad Mirghahari
Nice work as always!
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Marques Brownlee on Building an Audience Customer Pitch vs Investor Pitch 4 months ago   52:07

Marques Brownlee is a YouTuber. He has over 8 million subscribers to his channel MKBHD where he reviews electronics, drives electric vehicles, and interviews people such as Kobe Bryant and Bill Gates.

The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.



00:00 - What does Marques attribute his channel's success to?

2:15 - The early days

4:45 - How does he go about evaluating a product?

7:05 - Features that Marques thought were great that didn't catch on

8:15 - Peak smartphone?

10:05 - Folding phones and new trends

11:00 - Tesla and the EV market

15:20 - Getting older and staying relevant

16:40 - New kinds of videos and podcasting

22:00 - Does Marques feel limited by gear?

25:45 - Storytelling techniques

27:50 - Tech vs Marques as the star of the show

29:30 - Marco Castro asks - What advice do you have for new creators on YouTube?

30:30 - When did Marques find his voice as a creator?

33:30 - Overcoming perfectionism

34:30 - Gut instinct vs data

37:00 - YouTube comments

39:05 - Austin Ryder asks - In the early years of his channel, Marques took a several month hiatus from YouTube, but then came back with a new video format and seemingly renewed drive. What happened during those months off that led to the channel becoming what it is today?

40:15 - Winston asks - What’s your daily schedule?

42:40 - Ultimate frisbee injuries

43:00 - Amad Khan asks - Are there any problems that you see or face that you really wish engineers/developers would solve?

44:25 - Christian Giordano asks - Any tips on how to engage/work with influencers when you are a very early stage startup with little or no money?

46:15 - The future of creators supporting themselves financially

49:05 - His biggest challenge as a creator

50:05 - Long-term goals