Paul Graham - essay highlights

A list of Paul Graham’s takes on the topic of startups. The list contains the highlights of his essays from my perspective.

I urge everyone to read through all of Paul’s essays on his website as they are written really nicely and give a lot of insights into building your own startup.

Who is Paul Graham and why does it matter

Paul Graham is the founder of

  • Viaweb, web-based application for building and hosting online stores using a web browser before it was cool (almost 30 years ago), which was sold to Yahoo in 1998
  • YCombinator, a technology startup accelerator, which launched Stripe, Airbnb, Cruise, PagerDuty, DoorDash, Coinbase, Instacart, Dropbox, Twitch, Flightfox, and Reddit
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YCombinator accepts around 600 startups to its program yearly

As part of the whole YCombinator experience, he has an enormous amount of insights within the startup ecosystem. Apart from being a part of the YCombinator, he’s also an ex-founder and knows the road to success first-hand.


The list can be viewed and anyone can contribute on the following link:

Paul Graham's Startup Essay Highlights