Suraj Kapoor


Director of Product @Lerer Ventures, Self-taught Python Coder


  1. Tech Related Thoughts From My Holiday

    I travelled to Istanbul a couple of weeks ago on vacation, it was my first time traveling to a city outside of the US or UK in a while (2 years), and it sparked some thoughts around how people used technology on their travels. There is no narrative or cohesion…


  2. Five Products Beginner Programmers Can Build

    One thing I struggled with in my earlier coding days was deciding what to build. The best approach is to build something that seems a little out of reach. It'll give you a great confidence boost once you've built it. Hacker School exposed me to tons of different ideas students…


  3. What I Learnt Building My First 'Large' Web Application

    I've built a handful of web applications before but, currently, I'm in the processing of building the largest application I've ever tackled. What constitutes a 'large' application? Of course, 'large' is relative to what I've built in the past. The app has around 1500 lines of server code and is…


  4. Learning to Code? Why?

    So, you're learning to code? That's great! Why? Option A: I think coding is super cool and I want to be able to build stuff! Option B: I had this awesome idea for a billion dollar product. Now, I just need to build it... There is no right answer here,…


  5. The "Many Hats" Draw of Working at a Startup

    There has been a rise of an entrepreneur friendly tech ecosystem but I don't believe that is why we are seeing more startups. One of the underlying notions of modern capitalism is the division of labor. Our economy is more efficient when each of us specializes in one skill, and…

    on general musings

  6. If You Want To Pursue Your Startup Dream (and Can't Code)

    I've been informally approached by a few non-technical entrepreneurs about how to start tech companies, so I thought it would be helpful to formalize my response in a post. First of all, I applaud anyone brave enough to start a company, whether they are technical or not. Startups are a…

    on entrepreneurship, startups