Edition vc.ru communicated with Russian and Ukrainian entrepreneurs who completed the training program growth in American start-up accelerator Y Combinator. The co-founders of Coub, Luka, Petcube, People.ai and other companies spoke about what advice he received from mentors of the accelerator, as they improved their product, and why it should not apply to Y Combinator as the institution. The history of accelerator Y Combinator is closely connected with the Viaweb company was founded in 1995 by Paul Graham, Robert Morris and Trevor Blackwell.
Co-founders released a self-titled designer for online merchants who are interested in Yahoo. In 1998, it acquired the service for $49 million. 11 Mar 2005 Graham, along with his former colleague (and future wife) Jessica Livingston came home after a meeting with students of the computer club at Harvard University, where he lectured on how to launch your startup. Livingston announced that he was going to get a job in one of the Boston venture funds.
“I told her then that the principles of venture investment is already obsolete, that investors need to invest amount a smaller amount to a greater number of companies. And to give money to businessmen and hackers,” wrote Graham in a blog Y Combinator. Then he decided to take a chance and put his ideas into practice.
Graham told this to Livingston, Morris and Blackwell. Together, they raised $200 thousand and started a company Cambridge Seed, which almost immediately changed its name to Y Combinator. “In computer science is the fixed point Combinator (Y Combinator) — this is one of the coolest things is the program that launches programs. For us it was a great metaphor.
We are a company that starts other companies,” recalled Graham. Through the acceleration program were companies like Airbnb, Dropbox, Twitch, Reddit and Instacart. According to the statistics of the President of Y Combinator Sam Altman, in 2015 the market valuation of all companies-graduates of the accelerator has exceeded $65 billion, and the total amount of attracted investments — $7 billion.
A year, Y Combinator holds two of acceleration program — from January to March and from June to August. Before each set of partners are looking for interesting companies and projects. Every year in Y Combinator apply for 10 thousand companies from around the world. The video interview is permitted only a thousand.
Here the founders are given 10 minutes to tell about themselves and their company. At this stage, choose only 300-400 companies that fall on a live interview, and only one hundred lucky winners get into the acceleration program. At the stage of selection of partners, Y Combinator look at how the co-founders of a startup to formulate the idea of their product and how they are configured on the result.
“The main problem at all-all startups (and our) at the stage of application is the field where you want to answer the question. ?Describe in one sentence what you do”. It would seem that it is not very difficult. We wrote 10 words a very complex and intricate, and made a mistake. But the essence is simple — to come up with such offer to common man in the street understand what your team does and told this to a friend.
“This is so-and-so, they do this”,” says Eugenia Kuyda, co-founder of the messenger Luka and service to create a digital “copy” of a person Replika. Luka is the first company from Russia that got into Y Combinator. In 2015, its founder Eugenia Kuyda and Philip Dudchuk worked on an app for finding restaurants and cafes that used artificial intelligence technology and communicate with users in “natural language”. “Y Combinator shows you how to construct a classic startup in Silicon valley.
Everyone sets their own rules and chooses how it will be to manage your startup and grow your business. Its like art school. You can paint abstract pictures, but most of the artists first began with the classics,” says Unknown. According to the founder of service of Coub, Anton Gladkoborodov, which was held in summer set Y Combinator 2016, the accelerator does not try to recruit startups only one direction.
“Their task is to provide a variety of. Territorial and sexual, and design. We had startups that are engaged in non-commercial activities were those engaged in education. And even those that produce electric engines for missiles. Theres no bias.
All different”. From year to year the focus of the partners in Y Combinator changes. According to co-founder of Petcube, a Ukrainian company, Yaroslav Anoka, set in the summer of 2016 had many projects related to virtual reality, and in winter with hardware products. “We decided to undergo an acceleration program at a fairly late stage, when we have worked more than 30 employees.
We were in first place for new acquaintances and experiences that come along with them,” said Azhnyuk. Petcube camera manufactures for Pets, which allows a smartphone to remotely play with Pets thanks to its integrated laser pointer. According to the businessman, the company got into Y Combinator on the fourth attempt, and in the winter set 2016 was a competition of 60 applicants for the place.
Im sure they will look for companies that are engaged in artificial intelligence and innovative projects in the field of industry, or something related to transportation and agricultural technologies. Very often the partners write on the website accelerator which companies they would like to see. “It is impossible to overestimate the importance of Dating. Y Combinator you can get really good advice from a knowledgeable person, not from some self-proclaimed mentor, which is quite a lot in Ukraine, and in Russia,” says Azhnyuk.
The owner was not a party accelerators in Ukraine or in Russia. In China he took the program growth in Hax, the Chinese accelerator for hardware companies. “I think Y Combinator is even hard to compare with other analogues. Its like comparing Harvard and some unknown University”.
Those who got into Y Combinator, offer to exchange $120 thousand for 7% of the company. After that, the participants for three months move to mountain view, where the campuses of the organization. The founders say they are ready to give a large share of their company even for less money, because the effect of the program growth cannot be measured in monetary terms.
“Everyone goes to Y Combinator not for the money. Money is the most insignificant setting in this story. There are no secrets, no pieces, conspiracy theories. Admission does not guarantee you anything, and everything depends on you. I cant say that I have opened my eyes.
But my idea of what we do has changed,” said the founder of Coub, Anton Gladkoborodov. According to the founder of the service to protect applications from hacker attacks Ivan Novikov Wallarm, in addition to $120 thousand participants in our acceleration program receive bonuses from major it companies. “For example, you get half a million dollars in the Azure cloud, a quarter of a million in Digital Ocean, another $100 thousand from Amazon, Google and many other smaller bonuses. It turns out not 120 thousand, and more than a couple million”.
During the training the participants consulted with their partners, Y Combinator, which give them advice and product sales. What to change, what to improve and what to reject. According to Gladkoborodov, the acceleration program can not be called education — it is aimed at the development of practical business skills. “First, youre not sitting in the campus from morning till night.
This is not a school. You dont learn lessons, not lectures. Nothing new there you will not tell. All have been already written on the Internet”.
If you just want to gain knowledge, then it makes no sense to go to Y Combinator, and it is better just to read blogs that are written all the same, and even more. The accelerator is a resource, access to people who can look at your problems and think how to solve them. According to co-founder of platform to manage sales People.ai Oleg Roginskaya, a feature the Y Combinator is that the partners of the accelerator help find the right product that people really need”. “If a product you got everything else you itself will come,” — he said.
Roginsky went through the acceleration program in the summer of 2016 set. Initially, his company has developed another product — service using artificial intelligence to search for sales managers. He had to identify the strengths of applicants and automatically match them to companies.
However, the project grew, and the team could not understand what to do next. “The Board of mentors was simple. Drop everything and make a new. That is, they really said. ?Drop it and start from scratch.
And next week come back with recorded interviews of a hundred Vice presidents of sales. If you do not expel from Y Combinator”,” he says. After all the interviews were recorded, Roginsky found that the Vice-presidents (who were potential clients of the company) told themselves, what kind of product they need, and what they lacked in the first version People.ai.
You just learn to believe everything they say partners and mentors, because they are always right. Every time I didnt listen to them, I was wrong, though most of their tips are counterintuitive, and at first glance does not make sense. Yaroslav Azhnyuk went to Y Combinator with the expectation that the most valuable would new connections and acquaintances, not advice partners, to which they in the beginning were treated skeptical. “At the moment we have already three years was engaged in business, and who only did not persuadables,” he says.
We were. “Well, okay, they are still there we can say new?”. It turned out that I can, and I even understand why. They have such a neural network — they scan thousands of companies and they began to work the pattern recognition.
“Partners Y Combinator see typical mistakes and typical paths of success. They are. ?Yeah, here you have a hardware product, we have already seen 50, 47 of them did this, and you also need to do this. If you do not, then you are fools, you need to do more and try harder. But these five things not to do, because they no one came”,” says Azhnyuk.
Just Y Combinator 17 regular partners and 9 time. To each company puts on two mentors. From Yaroslav Anuka they became the co-founder of streaming service Twitch Michael Seibl and Justin Kan. Oleg Roginsky Michael Seibl and founder of the social network and platform for apps App.net Dalton Caldwell.
Michael and Dalton were completely our company knew our whole story, and thanks to them we built a new product in less than two months. Michael is very dedicated and selfless man, who loves to tell you what is right for your company, even if youre not happy to hear that. And he will always dig. “But why are you doing this.
Whats the most important thing in your project?”. When we came to him with some bad idea, he loved to repeat. “Take your mental energy, but to send in the sales promotion”. In addition to the “tied” mentors, each participant in Y Combinator may be written to meet any partner accelerator.
Oleg Roginskaya helped tips Wufoo founder Kevin Hale, founder of Talkbin service Kazar Younis. “Marshal very good help with strategy, fundraising and General psychology of investors. He is now COO of Y Combinator, it has the biggest connection of all mentors”. “Kevin Hale is one of the worlds leading experts in UX design, behavior of users, to create a usable product, and it really helped us with this and also with the final presentation on demo day.
He suggested how to simplify the presentation so that everyone was clear what exactly were doing,” says Roginsky. You there always say that it takes a lot to do with my hands and nothing to fear. The main mantra of Y Combinator is very simple and to learn not to do it in the accelerator. “Work on the product, talk to the user”.
According to KUGI, mentors require that this cycle is repeated each week or even more often. “Did a little bit, talked with the user, showed him how it works, and again come on, do talk with users. This is the essence of. And the rest only need to eat, sleep, play sports and more from you nothing is required”.
“If this week we promised to do one amount of work, and performed only half the task, it will always be the question. “What hindered you, why not do double the amount?””, says Unknown on the requirements of partners. “If you dont grow 200% in a week, then in the opinion of the partners youre bad,” says Roginsky.
Such growth of Dropbox and Airbnb, therefore, the partners believe that everyone else should at least repeat their model. They we said on the first day. “Among you, 98% will die a slow death, and 2% will become great companies. Our goal is to help you die faster so you are never fooled.
In the process of this quick death for some of you to be reborn in cool startups. And its better for us to come out of five great companies, and the rest died, than two great companies and ninety-eight barely alive”. In addition, mentors negative attitude towards blur and require the program participants growth the maximum concentration of the product. For Yaroslav Anuka it was sales of the device Petcube.
“For us, the result of Y Combinator was that our sales have grown and continue to grow by 25% every month. And before that we had a year of “flat” sales. This is a very serious result,” he says. According to Anton Gladkoborodov, partners accelerator encourage participants to focus and build the company quickly, and in Russia by the time are treated more gently.
In Moscow and St. Petersburg, we do not consider time. We set ourselves deadlines, but dont think of that did at a specific hour. And Y Combinator is important when, how much and how fast. And if you think that the day decides — he decides.
The time that the team spends in Y Combinator, is the most productive in its history, Im sure Yaroslav Azhnyuk. “Partners Y Combinator always encourage you to promise more, and as a result, to fulfill the promises and not to lose face in the dirt, make it impossible. Or rather what they never thought possible”.
In addition, the partners know how much time is actually spent on an action urging participants if they see that the work is slack. “When they someone says the job will take a week, they meet. ?Youve got to. What a week. Max day.
Yes, I would it myself for an hour made. Go quickly to work and not come back until you do”,” says Azhnyuk. Most of the time all of the startups participating in the program is spent off campus. They rented a house in mountain view and work products.
Together they are about one to two times a week. On Tuesdays and Thursdays. Meetings with partners are called Office Hours. On a typical day you have about two or three.
The theme of the meeting depends on the needs of the product and opportunity mentor. For example, the partner may be a technical expert, UX designer or have experience in the construction business”. In addition, participants break into groups and every two weeks they will sync. Entrepreneurs tell you what happened in two weeks, what changes have they made to the product, and what it led to.
“20 startups sit in a circle and take turns to report their progress and receive comments. Why such a group. Collective pressure. If one startup is successful, the rest should catch up,” says the co — founder of the service to protect corporate information ZeroDB Mikhail Yegorov, who took the program growth set in the summer of 2016.
At five oclock dinner begins. “For many participants, this was the only meal in which they ate normally, and all the rest of the time sat on ramane or solente. Indeed, during acceleration you dont think about food,” — said Oleg Roginskaya. After dinner begins a speech by one of the invited guests.
At different times they were, and Jack Dorsey, and mark Zuckerberg, as well as the first Google investor John Bogle. His lectures were Eugenia Kuyda. “He told me how invested in Google, I met two men, co-founders in a cafe in mountain view and they proved to him that they will have the best algorithm. They were rested and did not agree to anything”.
Actually sometimes not even come to mind that Google was once in the same start-up you are now. Its founders were sitting on the same street with the same people and talked about the same. It is interesting that a company that changed culture and the world, once was exactly the same as your project. After the speech begins the session of questions and answers and informal part of the evening.
Many entrepreneurs use this time to good use. So Oleg Roginskaya sold his product founder and head of the cloud service Box.com Aaron levy. “It was the most benificial. I just approached him after a speech and told about their intentions. He listened to me, acquainted with the right person in the company, and we got a very large customer”.
The remaining part of the evening the participants of the program of acceleration communicate and exchange impressions. It is the only time when they can relax and unwind. During these meetings, highlights Yaroslav Azhnyuk, entrepreneurs who have projects in one area, can get even more experience than mentors.
Probably not one communication I did not get much benefit, how much was there from the hour of chatting with the founder of another hardware company, when we just sat and dumped on top of each other all of our successes and defeats, secrets and problems. And both left with huge lists, that we can still do and try. When you have a hundred founders in the same room, it gives a very cool brain drain concentration. Some solutions in the product I took simply because it was advised by a neighboring man. According to Yaroslav Anuka in American communities of entrepreneurs a different atmosphere, not unlike that which developed in Moscow and Kiev.
“Here all the people are very open, very friendly, and I think founders of companies from Eastern Europe need to be more sociable. They do not have such sociality”. According to Eugene Cuidi, one of the main mistakes, which may allow the entrepreneur to Y Combinator is thinking that he is better than others. “When you come, and you have behind him a great experience, you think.
?Now Ill tell”. But do not succumb to this temptation. You need to sit down, close your mouth, listen to what others say, and learn”. First time all teams in Y Combinator feel like a novice next to other startups, because I believe that those more successful and efficient, continues Eugenia Kuyda.
“Then you talk to them and it turns out that they also think of others much more successful than yourself. You rejoice because you are smart people who have everything turns out, and you want the same”. Theres no competition between projects. No you are not a competitor neither for money nor for attention.
You dont sit and compare. Each founder does his job and he has no time to compare yourself with others. In addition, any entrepreneur who got into Y Combinator, has access to the community Alumni Network, where we communicate all alumni and partners of the accelerator. “In fact, is the most valuable Y Combinator, because you have the opportunity to actually talk to anyone. This is super networking,” says Gladkoborodov.
All the resources Y Combinator at our disposal even after release. This building, discounts from vendors, investor ratings, a huge database of hundreds of thousands of discussions all Y Combinator startups on any topic. If there is any question, I write a message to the partners and after two minutes to get the answer. Once Roginsky was necessary to check the feedback about the applicant that he was going to hire.
Under normal circumstances, it takes a week and is time-consuming, he says. “But when I created a topic on the forum in the Alumni, I have five minutes received ten responses from founders of major companies. They told me that it represents the employee. This speed test will never get”.
Even after completion of the program, participants can seek the assistance of partners, tells Evgeniya Kuyda. “If you have to request that, and it makes sense, the partners will go to meet you and help. Of course they have a billion links, a billion possibilities”. In addition, there is the network effect.
If you had a thousand startups, and every six months goes even one hundred new and shiny, no one will want to cross you. If an investor is heated, a graduate of Y Combinator or bad it will go, then close and not let the projects from the community, and even put a boycott. According to graduates of YCombinator, the accelerator changes the attitude of the team towards the product and users. “This is a basic truth of Y Combinator.
You need to go chat with the user. Dont just send a letter, and to meet in person — on the street, in Skype”, — says Anton Gladkoborodov. “This is the advice that all you think is right, but few it should. The easiest way to sit in the office, no one to show my baby and not give it to the judge” — says Unknown.
When her team tested the application, they were a marketing Agency and pay strangers $10 for 20-30 minutes of using the service. They came and we cheated — it was said that it is not our product and asked to say as many nasty things about anything that looks strange or weird. Anton Gladkoborodov mentors offered to find those who previously used the service of Coub, but for some reason stopped, or those about him did not hear. “Told to find them and find out the reasons.
What are their problems, why not use that stop. Usually in companies there is no culture to talk with the user, except when he appeals to tech support. But in the Valley its different- first, build a conversation, then there is a product”. It is clear that the user will be told what sort of genius, but through his eyes you will see the problems that I never saw before, or not considered important.
In short, the user is important, and everything you do — you do it for him. According to KUGI, a command to Y Combinator took the decision intuitively, however, the partners of the accelerator insist that entrepreneurs used tools for gathering metrics. “Now all the strategic decisions I make are based on intuition and tactical — at the expense of learning metrics. To be able to look and say.
“Oh, here we changed the function to see how grown up the retention rate first day””. Mentors of Y Combinator made Oleg Roginskaya to remove all unnecessary functions. “Every time we came up with a prototype, we were forced to cut the product in half. And we cut up until we were left with just one function,” he recalls.
The team put in such conditions that she had to make the choice of what to clean this time. “Consciously, we thought that all functions are important, but subconsciously we knew we needed really. In the end we are left with a product as simple as a cork, but which is needed by everyone, and which people are just in shock”.
According to Eugenia Quidi, the accelerator is a minus, which is his advantage. The emphasis on the implementation of the ideas and not on their planning. “There is almost no one to talk to about the vision of the product. You go to one of those tactical development and forget about the development of strategic. And evaluate your product for quick sprints”.
In the course of acceleration program team Kugy realized that they dont want to go into the restaurant assistant Luka, and want to create another product based on artificial intelligence. “Partners has forced us to develop a assistant like were going to have restaurants all my life. On the other hand, this is good, because the majority of Russian companies are very hangs the implementation,” says she.
According to KUGI, Y Combinator has helped her and her team to more clearly define the problem on which they want to work. “People have a very big query on the senses. We live in an artificial world, and we lack a companion who can be open, with whom you can talk, tell us about yourself and get attention and sympathy,” she says. Now co-founder Luka is working on a project Replika, which allows users to “grow” your own digital copy.
“When dealing with a person, Replica finds out about his tastes and preferences. Over time she learns to do more complicated things than just send funny pictures and interesting news,” continues Eugenia Kuyda. Demo day is an event which summarizes the performance of each startup participating in Y Combinator. Entrepreneurs are preparing presentations, explaining to investors the benefits of their company and plans to capture the market.
“Once we have abandoned the old product at the beginning of acceleration program, we thought to postpone the demo day for a year. It seemed to us that we trail behind, but really about everyone had this situation,” — says Oleg Roginskaya. Partners of Y Combinator, after going through dozens of sets, you know that in June (January) all teams are relaxed, and in July (February) they grab the head because the ideas dont work.
As a result, half of startups change their idea, but to the demo day, most all the same all turns out. Closer to demo day, organizers of Y Combinator open both campuses for full-time work, with many teams moving there with sleeping bags and day and night to hone the presentation and Polish products. After beginning work on a new product, we worked six days a week. We got up at six in the morning and figachit until two in the morning.
In our software there is a timer that shows how much you work. If Y Combinator we worked 60-70 hours a week, during Y Combinator — 120. In a week we slept for 30 hours. “During this time not a single second was spent without benefit to the company. The dream was only that for tomorrow not to fall.
Absolute focus on the metrics of a business, on customers, on product. When you ever in your life lived with such focus, then it seems that youre not even trying. Accordingly, the focus depends on your result,” says Roginsky. Our team we must pay tribute — megarian.
They were sitting for six, seven days a week. Worked from 10 am to 12 PM night. When we arrived, we actually had no working product. And in three months we from scratch assembled the product and made the application without the sales Manager.
I fell on fundraising, communication with partners, and work on the product and on products — we had a contract with the team that I go to the store, buy the ingredients and cook lunch and dinner every day. It was the most horrible that can be. Three days before demonstration day all the partners of Y Combinator, too, moved to the campus, says Roginsky. “They placed in each corner of the projector made such station, and all the startups went from station to station, presented their projects to all thirty partners.
And they polished them and gave them feedback until they got the perfect option”. The presentation of Eugenia Quidi now put in an example of how the experience of a man with an accent, which, not being a resident of the United States can play the card correctly and to himself talk. “She used to pick the first line. I went on stage and deliberately exaggerated Russian accent said — We are a team of Russian engineers.
Everybody was happy, they were laughing and we were listening to”. The roots of Russian steel our advantage. Because weve studied artificial intelligence and Russian engineers, experts in the field of machine learning and neural networks to implement this project. That was a plus.
Y Combinator-quality ideas receive less attention than the ability to implement them. Choosing between a good team with a bad idea and a bad team with a good idea, investors will prefer the first. I saw with my own eyes that for Y Combinator, the idea doesnt matter, money doesnt matter, place and time dont matter. The most important thing is the team.
We had one startup that has abandoned its old product and began to develop a new four days before the show. They already had a prepared speech, but they dumped him. They saw something in your market, drew a new presentation, and even without training I went on stage and presented and raised a huge amount of money, because they really saw something that nobody saw. When I build a new version of their product — it will be something.
According to Roginsky, during demo day at Y Combinator are going for about 500 the most famous investors in the United States, and from 10 to 15 thousand watching online stream. “If youre good, if you have created a reputation even before demo day, we are all waiting for your performance. Further problems will be gone. With us out of 1400 investors,” he says.
When investors make the decision to invest in the company or not, they do not care about the idea of the project, and the result of a command, emphasizes Anton Gladkoborodov. “Most people who think that you need to think of a cool idea, and will give them a lot of money for its implementation — do not understand the essence of what is happening. You make the company, but the idea is the most insignificant, what youve got”.
According to Anyka, preference is given to companies that can quickly grow and scale. “Partners, Y Combinator and American investors like a mantra, that the companys sales should grow by a percentage every week. The result is an exponential curve. Thats what I really want to see all investors. But, in addition, this curve is very motivating the whole team”.
If I could choose one big secret Valley is a skill to do ten efforts in the same direction, and not one effort in ten different. It is very difficult to return, and with a new angle to look at the problem after five times you tried, but you failed. But to return need.
Many entrepreneurs, getting into Y Combinator, I prefer to make investments before demo day, but the co-founder of the service People.ai Oleg Roginskaya to do so is not advised. He believes that during the program of acceleration meetings with investors is the most useless waste of time. “They are trying to know in advance what you do and not give anything in return. Well, they can give.
After demo day the conditions for attracting investment will be much better. When you write thousands of investors, youre just calling any conditions. And they love lining up in order to accept these conditions. The right balance.
I would build the relationship, but did not take the money. According to Yaroslav Anoka, investors do not care about the origin of the founders. But they prefer companies that are registered in the U.S. and not in other countries. “They care about the origin of the capital, which is the companys turnover.
I was faced with the fact that they are carefully studying whether a startup money of Russian companies, which fell under the sanctions. They are three times reinsured, before to make a decision”. Y Combinator expands the horizons and allows us to understand the problems faced by all companies and which to avoid, he continues. “It gives a certain azimuth, helps less to wander in the woods, and more to do with really important things.
Of course, we are better focused, and we better understand the scale of the task, how the world works. All the same stuff you can get on your experience, but to spend more time and make more mistakes. With the accelerator it easily saves a year”. “We like wiped his glasses.
Disappeared the illusion, have demonstrated new opportunities where they exist. We began to imagine clearly the entire path, from the current time until the IPO, and all possible options. Exactly what you need to do for each possible way,” says co-founder ZeroDB Mikhail Yegorov. My friend said a very good phrase if you want to get up to surf, it is easier to do where the waves occur every minute than in any lake. Theoretically, the wave may occur, but the probability is much lower.
Valley is not a panacea, but there are more chances to succeed. To raise the round and to make the right sale. If you want to build a serious business, then go to the Valley. If you want to build something that grows it is unclear how, stay where you are. If one wants to produce the best watch in the world, it is better to go to Switzerland.
If you build it company, it is better to go to San Francisco. You need to go on the reverse. What entrepreneur doesnt want to move to the Valley. Probably someone whose business is built only around the local market. Entrepreneurs say that Silicon valleys high real estate prices and labor cost.
According to Mikhail Yegorov, in mountain view (which is considered a small city) renting a one-bedroom apartment costs from $2,500 per month. A house with three bedrooms from five to seven thousand dollars a month, says Oleg Roginskaya. “Dont burn money. Live on their savings for as long as possible by any means.
The first time it is better to stay with friends,” advises Ivan Novikov. Anton Gladkoborodov is not recommended to carry too many things. According to the businessman, in addition to clothes you can take only the backpack, charging, mobile phone and computer. However, he warns that in the Valley is cool enough. “The sun is a deceptive thing.
If you leave the house in a t-shirt, the backpack must throw a hoodie. Do not forget about warm clothes. Here all nifiga not hot”. According to the entrepreneur, before the move was really a momentous event, which broke almost all ties.
Now everything is much simpler. “My friends dont even know where I am — in Moscow or in the Valley. And it doesnt matter — they can write in the same Telegram, and I will answer. Dont know whether to move to the Valley permanently, but to live there it is definitely worth it,” he concludes.