88: Success in Silicon Valley - Austin Distel
Last time I had Austin on the show was Episode 15, where he shared his story, his upbringing, and what he was working on. A LOT has happened in the past 9 months, and most notably, he moved from Annapolis, Maryland to Silicon Valley with his company, Proof.
On this episode, he shared the story of how they went through the famous seed accelerator, Y Combinator earlier this year. This 3 month process culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present their companies to a carefully selected, invite-only audience. On this episode, he shared the story of how they reached their funding goal just 72 hours after their 2 minute pitch on demo day.