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How Will Smith Helped Me Develop My Co-Founder Test

The number one question I get asked about startups is “How do I find a co-founder?” The short answer is that it is really, really tough. You need to find someone that you work well with, complements your skillset, shares similar values, and you get along with. At least that was my answer until I […]

Interview: Tips to Make a Viral Video

I did an interview with the guys from The Beginner Internet Business Podcast about how to make a viral video. My goal was to share some actionable insights into making a video that gets you millions and millions of views.

FB Login and What We Learned from our Show HN

Hello Hacker News, 2 weeks ago we put up a Show HN a few weeks ago titled: Show HN: It’s hard to make friends offline, so we built a solution (letsbeamigos.com). Though the post was relatively popular (97 points and 180+ comments), we made a few product mistakes that made our Show HN not as successful as it […]

Want an internship at a startup? Offer Something.

On the way to my first meeting during my sophomore year summer internship, my boss stopped me in the hall: Boss: Neil, where are you going? Me: I thought we have a weekly meeting…? Boss: Where’s your pen? Notepad? Always be prepared to offer something at every meeting. I was startled. It was only my […]

Two startup cliches I hate the most

The first step is always the hardest, admitting you have a problem. After chatting with hundreds  of entrepreneurs I am ready to admit we all have the same problem – we keep using the same clichés and they drive me crazy. This may be the beginning of a series of posts on clichés, but these […]

3 things we did wrong

Hello, my name is Neil Joglekar and I started ReelSurfer (YC S12) with Christian Yang. Last Thursday, Christian and I were asked to give a guest lecture at the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon. We were asked to describe 3 things we have done right for our startup and three things we did very […]

3 things we have done right

Last Thursday, Christian and I were asked to give a guest lecture at the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon. We were asked to describe 3 things we have done right for our startup and three things we did very wrong. (Why is it always easier to come up with the list of things we […]