Andrew Torba

Co-Founder and CEO of @Kuhcoon “My richness is life, forever.”

How to Write Emails Like a CEO

TL;DR: Too long; didn’t read.

There are many things CEOs care about, but arguably one of the most important things is their time

Startup Wisdom: Hiring

As we continue to grow our team one of the most important things I’m learning about is the development of our company culture. A natural extension of this learning…

Why I Make Time In My Crazy Schedule To Take Care Of My Car

Across both sides of my family vehicles represent a symbolic manifestation of hard work, responsibility, and pride. Those…

The Moment I Realized I Was An Adult

Four months ago I was living in my parent’s basement with roughly $300 to my name. I opted to stay home for college and save $20,000 or so by commuting…

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A Handpicked Selection of 1,000 Short Stories that are 1,000 Words or Less

News, updates, and data from the Kuhcoon team.


Thank You, Y Combinator

Last night was the final dinner of the Y Combinator Winter 2015 batch. It was a bitter sweet ending and a new beginning on our journey to build a very big business. I…

To Pimp A Butterfly

First of all: buy Kendrick Lamar’s new album. This short story narrated by Kendrick himself at the end of “Mortal Man” is phenomenal. I couldn’t find the full lyrics online…

Don’t Build For Today’s Buzz, Build A Business People Love For Years To Come

As I reflect back on the first quarter of 2015 I can’t help but to be grateful for everyone who has…

What Love Looks Like

Sixty-three days ago I left for Y Combinator​ with the full faith, love, and support of my amazing girlfriend. In many ways it was my first “big break” after years of…

Varying Views On Competition For Startups

I recently binge watched Spartacus on Netflix as a way to unwind at the end of the day. The more I watched the more I realized that in many ways…

King of the jungle, tall and proud.
My luxurious mane, soft and sound.
Warrior preparing for battle.
Hear my roar, mighty and loud.

Mediocrity, chains of mindless cattle.
Better to die than follow the crowd.
I stand ready; they dumbfound.
Blink of an eye, their world crumbles.

Flight of the lone to the Alone
Watch me as I stand my ground.

Our Against-The-Odds Acceptance Into Y Combinator

It was 1:53 am on December 7th, nearly eight weeks after the October 14th application deadline for Y Combinator’s Winter 2015 batch.