Half-Assed Startup: Start your company and keep your day job

It’s not always practical to dive in full-time. And when your idea is off-the-wall and easy to prototype, it’s smart to whip something out just to see if it’s as cool as you think it might be—before you take the full-time plunge. So if you’re too poor or too unsure to do the right thing for your business and dive in full-time, here are a few things that seemed to work for us when we did it part-time.


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Babak Nivi

Babak Nivi is a co-founder of AngelList and Venture Hacks. Previously, he was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Bessemer Venture Partners and Atlas Venture. He has worked on startups including Songbird, Grockit, and Kovio. He went to school at MIT where received 2 patents and published in Science

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