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Adii Pienaar

Family man, seeker and learner. Revealing my inner-poet. 2X Founder: Conversio (acquired by Campaign Monitor) + WooCommerce (acquired by Automattic. Ex-Rockstar.

Y Combinator invests in...

Interesting that Y Combinator focuses much of their investment decisions on the type of people behind the startups and not necessarily on the startup or the idea itself.


So if I'm correct, I should be able to take any above-average idea to Y Combinator and based on my success with WooThemes, I'll be funded?

I'm not nit-picking or criticizing; instead I find it intriguing that such a successful incubator - with a good track record of backing great startups - picks the team first & foremost. From the link above it also definitely seems that this strategy is core to their success and I'm just wondering whether that would actually get me funding (if I ever wanted / needed it)? :)

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