We thought it might help us scale Y Combinator if we could distill the most generalizable parts of this advice into a sort of playbook we could give our companies.
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Then we thought we should just give it to everyone. This is meant for people new to the world of startups. Most of this will not be new to people who have read a lot of what YC partners have written—the goal is to get it into one place.
Some people have shown interest in translating the Startup Playbook into other languages (thanks!). If you do, please let us know so we can link to it here and provide credit. The best way to let us know is via email. Just drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.