Decode Silicon Valley
Startup Success

Spring 2020

Weekly Schedule.
Past Speakers.
Michael Seibel
CEO @ Y Combinator
Reynold Xin
Co-Founder @ Databricks
Yu Wang
CEO @ Himalaya Media
Shuonan Chen
General Partner @ Agile VC
Henrique Dubugras
Founder @ Brex
Cameron Yarbrough
Co-Founder & CEO @ Torch
Kanjun Qiu
Founder @ Sourceress
Mayank Mehta
Co-Founder @ Pulse Q&A
Soujanya Bhumkar
Co-Founder @ Pulse Q&A
Daniel R. Odio
Founder @ Armory
Course Policies.

The course is taken Pass/No Pass (P/NP). Attendance is mandatory and anyone who misses more than two lectures will automatically fail the class. Weekly assignments, the semester project, and the final exam each account for 30% of the final grade, while attendance accounts for 10%. A student needs a total score of 70% to receive a Pass.

Professional Advisors.
Shuonan Chen
General Partner
Agile VC
Bob Xu
Product Manager
Himalaya Media
Faculty Advisors.
Jesse Dieker
Academic Operations
Victoria Howell
Associate Instructor
A. Richard Newton Series
Course Staff.
James Cheng
Joe Zhou
Brittany Zhang
Head TA
Shivani Patel
Head TA
Samantha Chen
Teaching Assistant
Anthony Rosato
Teaching Assistant
Sophia Shen
Teaching Assistant
Kira Guo
Teaching Assistant
Zichen Zhao
Teaching Assistant
Seth Lu
Steven Singorahardjo
Our Sponsors.
Our Partners.