November 20, 2014

How to start a startup: Lecture 18 - Legal and Accounting Basics for Startups


There's a lot that goes behind the scenes in running a startup. Getting the legal, finance (equity allocation, vesting), accounting, and other overhead right will save you a lot of pain in the long run. Kirsty Nathoo, CFO at Y Combinator, and Carolynn Levy, General Counsel at Y Combinator, cover these very important topics.

This is my absolute favorite video in the series so far. This is certainly not because of the subject matter, which can easily put one to sleep; rather it is because I totally fell in love with one of the presenters, and I'll leave it to you to figure out which one. Hint: I'm bonkers over redheads with curly hair.


Here's the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHzvmyMJEK4
And here's the link to the reading materials: http://startupclass.samaltman.com/lists/readings/