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Q&A with YC Partners at the Female Founders Conference

At our fourth annual Female Founders Conference, YC Partners answered questions from the audience. The Partners on stage were Kat Manalac, Jessica Livingston, Adora Cheung, Anu Hariharan, Carolynn Levy, and Kirsty Nathoo.

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Aileen Lee and Kirsty Nathoo at the Female Founders Conference

Aileen Lee is the founder of Cowboy Ventures. Kirsty Nathoo is CFO and a Partner at Y Combinator. This conversation was recorded at our fourth annual Female Founders Conference.

Illustrations from the Female Founders Conference

Alli McKee of Stick.ai illustrated several talks during our fourth annual Female Founders Conference. She outlined the key points from each talk along with some of her favorite quotes. You can watch the full conference on our YouTube channel.

Watch the Female Founders Conference Live Stream

We’re streaming our 4th annual Female Founders Conference. This year’s speakers include: Laura Behrens-Wu, Morgan DeBaun, Diane Greene, Elizabeth Iorns, Erika Jensen, Aileen Lee, Avni Patel Thompson, Vanessa Torrivilla, Padmasree Warrior, and Emily Weiss.

Female Founders Conference 2017 Speakers

We’re excited to announce the full speaker lineup for the 2017 Female Founders Conference on June 29. Speakers include: Laura Behrens-Wu, Morgan DeBaun, Diane Greene, Elizabeth Iorns, Erika Jensen, Aileen Lee, Avni Patel Thompson, Vanessa Torrivilla, Padmasree Warrior, and Emily Weiss.

Founder Stories: Kate Heddleston of Opsolutely

Kate Heddleston is founder and CEO of Opsolutely (YC S16). Discussed: Developer Productivity; Human-Computer Interaction; Kate’s CS Degree; Academic vs. Practical Knowledge; Deciding to Do YC; Learnings from YC; Being a Female Founder; Advice to College Students; Dune.

Female Founders Conference 2017

We’re excited to announce the date for Female Founders Conference 2017. Speakers include YC alumnae and guests who will talk about how they got started, what went wrong, what surprised them, and what happened as their companies grew. Sign up here.

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