How much – in order of magnitude – does Instagram pay for all Amazon cloud services? Is it worth it not to have its own data center? How much funding should I secure to support my web app on Azure?

Instagram likely spends a few million/year on AWS services. At this scale, it does not make sense to operate your own hardware in a data center or colo. There are many advantages to using public cloud services over operating your own hardware at this scale.

Why a Delaware C-Corp?

At first glance, I wanted to say your lawyer is an idiot. But then I took a deep breath and came to my senses. He’s not an idiot, but he doesn’t know what a startup (in the HN/YC sense) is. Most “small businesses” are never candidates for VC funding, etc. A startup, in my mind, […]