Y Combinator update, BBC Viewpoint
We just had ‘prototype day’, in which all of the Y Combinator fundees did a quick demo on what they’ve built so far to the other startups.
It was extremely useful. It forced us to start thinking about the upcoming investor day, where we present to a roomful of 70 of the most powerful people in Silicon Valley, which happens in less than a month.
And this has made the past few days quite hectic. The fear of having to show exactly what you have been working on to all your fellow entrepreneurs is a strong motivator. But that’s meant that we have made real progress, and we should be able to release our new product this week. Woo.
So my first viewpoint piece has been published on the Beeb. It outlines some of the reasons that motivated us to come out here, but I hope it doesn’t come across as too negative about the UK scene, as there is good stuff starting up here and here. Also, we did raise our first Angel investment from British investors, which goes to show, that if you are persistent, it’s possible to find that investment.
It’s just that the ‘ecosystem’ is not as good as out here – I wish there were more people willing to take early-stage risk when it’s just an idea, an entrepreneur and a market.
All in all Y Combinator has been fantastic so far. I’ll be writing more updates soon.
ps: you can contact me at kul at boso dot com.
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