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Jessica Livingston on What’s Different about “Unicorns”

This is Jessica’s talk from the 2017 Female Founders Conference. She highlighted nine key differences that “unicorn” founders must fulfill. They must: 1. Be lucky 2. Have the right motives 3. Hit a big need 4. Do something basic 5. Be willing to work on a dubious idea 6. Not be afraid of a big idea 7. Be driven and resilient 8. Focus: Life’s Work 9. Be able to evolve into a manager

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Making Music and Art Through Machine Learning – Doug Eck of Magenta

Doug Eck is a research scientist at Google and he’s working on Magenta, a project making music and art through machine learning. If you want to learn more you can check out

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Blockchain Investing with Olaf Carlson-Wee and Aaron Harris

Olaf Carlson-Wee is the founder and CEO of Polychain Capital, a blockchain investing hedge fund. Aaron Harris is a Partner at YC.

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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.

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IPFS, CoinList, and the Filecoin ICO with Juan Benet and Dalton Caldwell

Juan Benet is the founder of Protocol Labs (YC S14). Dalton Caldwell is a Partner at YC. In this episode of the podcast we discuss IPFS, CoinList, and the Filecoin ICO.

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.

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