Wrote a blog post on December 29, 2021

2022 will be the Year of Teamwork

I turn 24 today and I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on my themes from the past two years, and plan my theme for 2022. Themes are malleable

The theme system was popularized by CGP Gray in the Cortex podcast with Myke Hurley of Relay FM. I’ve been using it for the past few years as alternate to Ne

Wrote a blog post on December 12, 2021

1,000 companies per batch? OMG Y Combinator

This is a response to 1,000 companies per Y Combinator batch? RIP Y Combinator by Haje Jan Kamps, published on TechCrunch on December 10, 2021. Ever since I found out about Y Combinator, I wanted to be a part of it.[^when-yc] I always thought of myself as a hacker/builder/entrepreneur/(insert word here) because I’ve always been good at going from idea to product really quickly.

New quarterly OKRs on October 1, 2021

Published OKRs for Q4 2021

Start getting healthy
Work out twice a week
Stay under 1,700 kcal/day
Lose 10 kg by birthday
Get back to work
Do proper 1:1s with reports
Read 1 book per month
Get ready for 2022
Register Dutch subsidiary
Apply for residence permit
Have Redacted in savings
Life milestone on July 1, 2021

Became a Y Combinator alum

Pabio was part of Y Combinator’s S21 batch, being one of the first Swiss companies to be funded by YC. I was the third ever from my university to be part of YC and we raised a $2.2 million seed round after the batch.

Life milestone on April 5, 2021

Moved to Groningen, the Netherlands

New yearly theme on January 1, 2021

Year of Commitment

  • Theme for 2021

I didn't write a blog post about my theme in 2021, but here's an excerpt from my blog post 2022 will be the Year of Teamwork which summarizes my thinking behind this theme: My theme for 2021 was Year of Commitment. In a post-pandemic world, I decided to double down on long-term goals (work, health, and personal life), and after living in India for most of the year, I wanted to move back to the Netherlands -- but not alone this time. In the last quarter of