How to Get Startup Ideas: Or, Why Paul Graham and Y Combinator are better than Dave McClure/500 Startups
Ottway Ducard stashed this in writing
I cannot imagine Dave writing an essay like this.
YCombinator is definitely a different style than 500 Startups.
There have been some 500 Startups companies that are also YC companies, though.
Clever marketing; any other investor invests in YC companies they don't hoot it and toot it and pump their own horn. 500 startups are shameless in their self-promotion.
I like that Sacca disses on people for this:
There are YC companies that 500 s partners invest in, like any other partner; there are rarely -- if ever -- 500 companies that then go into YC. And if 500 was good, why would they go and do YC after?