How To Get Into Natural Language Processing

We’re at a very unique point in history where natural language interfaces are beginning to dominate the ways that we interact with our machines. With largely available datasets and open source frameworks, working on NLP problems has never been more accessible.

How Do You Measure Leadership?

It’s tempting to measure leaders simply by the success of their businesses. But even the most successful founders know how much timing and luck can be confounding factors in this approach. Measuring leadership through bottom-line company performance also fails to provide any clues as to how someone can improve as a leader. So is there a better way?

How to Use Both Your Wits in a Startup

Startup culture places immense value in our logical thought process. I do too. But without incorporating both sides of your brain in your decision-making (slow logic and fast intuition), you risk being swept down the river when the dam of startup stress bursts.

VR

Over the past couple of years we’ve seen a number of VR companies apply to YC but because of the lack user base it was hard for them to build software. I think we are no more than two years away from an explosion of new consumer startups and I cannot wait to start funding them at YC.

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Office Hours with Sam Altman

Sam Altman and Craig Cannon go through questions submitted on Hacker News. Discussed: How do you expand your network? How can a student with no technical background go start a startup? As a B2B company how do you get sales outside of your network?

Welcome Daniel, Nicole, Stephanie, Steven and Tatyana!

We’re excited to welcome five new members of the YC team: Daniel Gross, Nicole Cadman, Stephanie Simon, Steven Chan and Tatyana Veremyova.

YC W17 Launch: Simple Habit, Spotify for Mindfulness

Simple Habit is a curated library of the best 5 minute meditations from the world’s leading teachers. They’ll be on Hacker News today to talk about what they’re building.

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