Over the last two years YC companies have raised 190 Series A’s and over $2B of capital. From this process, YC accumulated information about every one of those rounds while working with founders all the way to the close. They have previously published some of what they learned, like: Standard and Clean Series A Term … Continue reading Y-Combinator Series A Guide for entrepreneurs
One of my greatest interest in learning-science is to find connections and parallels between disciplines like academia, sports , entrepreneurship etc. I recently came across following two studies, one on reading and other on venture capital, both of which demonstrates effects of accumulated advantage and disadvantage in two different disciplines. Accumulated advantage and disadvantage in … Continue reading 2 Studies: Prior Knowledge in reading / Prior Success in venture capital.
Desirable difficulties are difficulties which challenge the comfort but ends up creating long term desirable effects(Learning). The concept of “desirable difficulties” was developed by Robert Bjork of UCLA. In his research, he noticed various kinds of experimental phenomena which indicated the emergence of 2 predominant patterns in learning. They are: Conditions of instruction or practice … Continue reading Exams are coming; Optimize your learning by using “Desirable Difficulties”.