Gustaf Alstromer, YC’s newest Partner (formerly product lead for Growth at Airbnb) joined a panel with Ed Baker, (former Head of Growth at Uber), to share tips on growth experiments and team dynamics at a scaling company.Jun 22, 2017
A conversation about business schools and startups with Jeff Bussgang, a lecturer at Harvard Business School and General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners. Jeff called in to talk with Michael Seibel after Michael tweeted about trends he saw in YC applications from MBAs. Since we recorded this interview, HBS announced a joint degree program that combines their MBA with an MS degree, which you can learn more about on Jeff’s blog.Jun 21, 2017
Tim Hwang is the Global Public Policy Lead on AI and Machine Learning for Google. What that means is Tim interacts with governments to inform Google’s opinions on policy. He also helps educate governments on what things like machine learning actually mean and what the implications might be. In this episode Tim walks us through how governments are thinking about AI and he shares some thoughts on what the future might look like.Jun 16, 2017
Ali Rowghani is CEO of Y Combinator Continuity, where he invests in and advises growth-stage startups. Questions include: How do you retain executives? What are the most common mistakes you have seen growth stage founders make? What does an ideal board look like?Jun 14, 2017
Ryan Ridley is a writer on Rick and Morty. Before that he was a writer on Community. We talk about the sci-fi elements of the show, their new VR game Virtual Rick-ality, and Ryan’s advice for creators.Jun 7, 2017
Sam Altman sits down with Reid Hoffman to talk about the key changes founders should think about as they transition from a startup to a scaleup.
This conversation took place at The Scaleup Offsite, a private CEO gathering hosted by Y Combinator Continuity and Greylock Partners in April 2017.May 31, 2017
Wojciech Zaremba is a cofounder of OpenAI. OpenAI is a non-profit AI research company, focused on discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence.May 17, 2017