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Y-Combinator vs Techstars: The inside scoop from an alum of both programs

By Val Yermakova, Cofounder @ Warmly (YC S'20 & Techstars Boulder '20)

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Week 9 in Y Combinator: How warmth & authenticity guides everything we do at Warmly

This week I wanted to share why warmth and authenticity matters so much to Warmly, and how it impacts everything we do—from our team culture, to our company mission, and how we interact with our users and investors.

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It’s a long journey - announcing our seed round

Today, Warmly is excited to announce that we’ve raised our seed round led by NFX.

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Week 8 in Y-Combinator: Why 376 people help Warmly regularly - The Power of a Weekly Mailing List

Why do I look forward to 8:59pm every Sunday night? That’s when the Warmly Weekly Update hits the inbox of 376 people. Yes 376. This week in Y-Combinator we were reminded of the power of our weekly mailing list because of the network of support it creates for our startup.

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Week 7 in Y-Combinator: Scaling Trust

Ensuring that our customers can rely on Warmly to provide consistent, thorough, and accurate data is central to achieving Warmly’s mission. Our Quality Assurance (QA) team is key to powering these results.

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Week 6 in Y-Combinator: Accelerator-ing while Remote

As a team, two of our strengths are process and being proactive about culture. From the get-go, we’ve been lucky to have a team full of Type-A calendar fanatics. But what happens when you face the intense demands of an accelerator while being remote? Here’s a glimpse into how Warmly has adjusted.

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Week 5 in Y-Combinator: Things we did that didn’t scale

One of the best startup quotes of all times is “Do Things That Don’t Scale.” It’s a great one but I don’t think founders really take it to heart. This week in YC I learned this first hand when we pushed ourselves to explore opportunities that might have taken a month… in 3 days.

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Week 4 in Y-Combinator: You’re not moving fast enough if things aren’t breaking

For a small team like ours, up against well-funded startups and entrenched incumbents, speed is our only advantage.

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Week 3 in Y-Combinator: Three Things YC has changed our minds on

Here are three assumptions we had invalidated by YC.

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Left Google to start a startup — What it’s like in Y Combinator

A few months ago, I left my beloved Google Maps family of 4 years to start a company with three amazing humans, Max, Alan, and Val.

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Week 1 in Y-Combinator: Hello, World and & YC Bootcamp

Curious about what goes on at YC and what a startup can learn from the process? My co-founders and I plan to blog about our experience to give you the inside look at the program and help us reflect on what will be a whirlwind experience!

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Dear World, Hello….. Warmly, Us.

Hello, World! We’re Warmly, (yes, that’s Warmly with a comma).

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