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He is best known for his work on the programming language Lisp , his former startup Viaweb later renamed Yahoo! Store , cofounding the influential startup accelerator and seed capital firm Y Combinator , his blog, and Hacker News. Technology journalist Steven Levy has described Graham as a "hacker philosopher". Graham and his family moved to Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania in , where he later attended Gateway High School.
How to Write a Business Plan: Ten Questions with Tim Berry
The following business plan for the fictional firm of "Acme Management Technology" AMT is an example of what a completed business plan might look like. This example is provided as part of the instructions and detailed descriptions included in the Components of a Business Plan. This business plan leads the way by renewing our vision and strategic focus of adding value to our target market segments—the small business and high-end home office users in our local market. It also provides a step-by-step plan for improving our sales, gross margin, and profitability.
Want to start a startup? Get funded by Y Combinator. November Venture funding works like gears. A typical startup goes through several rounds of funding, and at each round you want to take just enough money to reach the speed where you can shift into the next gear.