Why You Should Leave Your FAANG Job

Dalton Caldwell and Michael Seibel discuss the struggles of working at FAANG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google) and how to strategize leaving a big tech job to become a founder at a startup.

Apply to Y Combinator: https://www.ycombinator.com/apply/
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Chapters (Powered by https://bit.ly/chapterme-yc) –
00:00 – When you should quit?
01:00 – What value can technical founders extract from a FAANG job?
03:21 – Assumptions – Why working at FAANG makes sense?
03:48 – Reality of the job
06:01 – Transferable Skills
08:35 – Path to get funded
10:55 – The retention trap – What’s the company trying to do?
15:31 – When to get out?
17:31 – FAANG Optimization
18:56 – Plan at the start

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