We benefited from our friends’ YC stories along the way, so we wanted to share our story to help other founders. Think of this as the honest advice we would share with our friends over a cup of coffee.
Unfortunately, I applied 2 times, and I didn't even get to the interview part. I'm not sure how to feel about this. I tried two different platforms/ideas. I will be going to keep working on my latest. After all, I use their application to define exactly what I want to do and my pitch.
I think that is quite common, and we were quite lucky to get the interview on our first attempt. I have friends who applied 6 times before they got in.
I am working on a network for NFT enthusiasts called Watchen.xyz Here is a quick tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQn6PCcIP3Q
That's pretty easy to validate. If you can gather 10k NFT enthusiasts on a Discord using a mock-up of your network then you might have something going.