Our new series, Versus, pits two competing concepts against each other. In this episode, Y Combinator Visiting Group Partner, Divya Bhat, explores the classic startup conundrum: growth vs profit. Divya helps define each and discusses how (and when) a startup should approach focusing on growth and prioritizing profit.
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Chapters (Powered by https://bit.ly/chapterme-yc) –
00:00 – Growth vs Profit
00:23 – Why is growth important?
00:54 – Growth in startups vs small business
01:17 – Always show growth
01:28 – Plausible Profitability
02:01 – Seed Stage
02:42 – Summary
02:54 – Profitability – Ask yourself the hard questions