In this episode, Patrick Lu talks about burning through $700k of a $1 million round, making the decision to leave a comfortable job at Apple, the process of going through YC Fellowship, how to take advantage of resources in the UC Berkeley startup ecosystem such as AMPLab or The House Fund, and why to join a startup over Google or Facebook straight out of university. We also hear about his current venture, Quantfive, which he has bootstrapped to become six figure revenue generating business in the span of just a few months.
We also end on some parting questions we try to ask all founders that come on the show:
What is something you believe that other people think is insane?
What is the worst advice you’ve seen being given within your field?
What advice would you give to yourself in college?
What have you changed your mind on in the last few years and why?
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