Chris DeVore

Web/mobile startup guy + seed-stage investor @ Founders Co-op, Seattle, Stanford GSB, Yale / Y150


Embrace the mess


Startup culture fetishizes simplicity.

In products, business models and founder narratives, points are given for clean lines and beveled edges, and deducted for rough spots, long explanations and run-on sentences.

Blame Steve Jobs, or @ev, for that matter — for creating this beautiful lie.Just don’t let their considerable magicians’ gifts…


The one thing you can’t teach an entrepreneur


(This post first appeared on my personal blog, crashdev.com; many readers liked it and suggested I repost it here)

Startup founders are like sponges.

You basically can’t be an entrepreneur if you aren’t relentlessly curious about people, technology, business and culture — constantly remixing those…


Embrace the mess


Startup culture fetishizes simplicity.

In products, business models and founder narratives, points are given for clean lines and beveled edges, and deducted for rough spots, long explanations and run-on sentences.

Blame Steve Jobs, or @ev, for that matter — for creating this beautiful lie.Just don’t let their considerable magicians’ gifts…

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