Max Skibinsky, entrepreneur, angel investor and business mentor

Published on March 09, 2012

Max Skibinsky, entrepreneur, angel investor and business mentor



    Max has been living in Silicon Valley for over 18 years, during which time he successfully completed the Y-combinator, created 4 startup companies, the last of which he successfully sold. He created the first startup in the 90s, and his clients were Netscape, AOL, Celera Games, Electronic Arts. Max then created Hive7.com, a social gaming company that was sold on Playdom and then on Disney. Now Max is working on a new company - Inporia.



    In his interview, Maxim touches on the following topics:

    Mistakes that startup founders make often
    What mistakes Russian-speaking startups make in the Valley
    What features of our business culture hinder development
    Recruiting talents
    Work secrets Y-combinator
    Company culture - what it is, why it is needed, and how it works.
    Changing trends in the development of startups in the Valley, how the startup environment has changed over the past 10 years.
    How to use metrics and their importance, which metrics are important to collect.
    How to make investment decisions based on metric data
    Determining the true value of customer acquisition
    What makes a startup unique
    What qualities of the founders are important for investors
    How to get into the Y-combinator