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
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