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How Larry Chiang Became YC “Famous”

by Larry Chiang on January 3, 2015

Larry Chiang’s 5th book, WTDTYASBS, launched at a Harvard Law School keynote, so he knows about grand openings (He even attends and promotes the ones he isn’t invited to also). As CEO of Duck9, he leads an army to help college student consumers get a FICO over 770. Post H.L.S. keynote, Harvard Business wrote: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School” (his latest post: “Setting an intention for SXSWi“.

I go where the hawt girls text me to go. Here, I am sitting front row at NY Fashion Week. Tory Burch’s launch is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

By Larry Chiang

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
“How I Became YC Famous”

So, YC is this cool startup incubator  concept. You apply and they accelerate you for approximately 12 weeks. I was and am a fan. I went to many startup mentorship events, demo days and Startup Schools.

Then one year, I got cut.
YC had gotten too popular for li’l old me. I was caught in a “numbers game”. There wasn’t enough space.
All my life I’ve been told three isnt enough space. “Don’t sit there mao mao. Bu ko dee fong”.” Thats Chinglish from my Shanghainese grandpa for, Don’t sit on my lap, you’re too big and there isn’t enough space.
Well, I was 5’11” when I was 10 so I learned to make space. After YC turned me away, I annexed the space next to YC. “Interior Door” is the space next to YC. I squatted 10,000 square feet of space. rented a party tent and got VIP chairs. On a BBQ, I cooked those li’l bitchezz food.
Small secret: There is a cheerleader inside the Oregon mascot (bound for Dallas as #2 Oregon plays #4 Ohio State).
Disclosure: I may have financially benefitted from maybe having prepared Ashleigh’s FICO credit score.
And I even parked cars for the VIPs. 
And treated food for the Interior Door team!!
Larry Chiang, YC parking lot attendant My pop up valet solved the YC investor issue: Do you wanna park 9 blocks away or 9′ away from YC.
“You wanna park 9 blocks away or 9′ from the YC front door?!”
— Larry Chiang

If you pan the camera left, you can see Ron Conway’s two-door coupe Mercedes Benz.

Download a couple videos that are a sequel to Stramgt 353
It’s called “hashtag E-N-G-R 145”. The cool kids call it #ENGR145

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