Michael Seibel is a Group Partner and Managing Director, Early Stage at YC. He was the cofounder and CEO Justin.tv and Socialcam. Socialcam sold to Autodesk in 2012 and under the leadership of Emmett Shear, Justin.tv became Twitch.tv and sold to Amazon in 2014. Before getting into startups, he spent a year as the finance director for a US Senate campaign and in 2005, Michael graduated from Yale University with a BA in political science.
We have refreshed the Request for Startups, which are concepts we believe are important in the coming decades, to reflect this newest addition: Government 2.0. If you are creating a startup with the goal of making America a better place, we want to talk to you.May 21, 2019
Raising a round should be a byproduct of success. By deemphasizing investment rounds we would have more opportunity to celebrate companies who develop measurable milestones of value creation, focus on serving a customer with a real need, and generate sustainable businesses with good margins.Feb 6, 2017
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.Jan 13, 2017
We’re excited to welcome five new members of the YC team: Daniel Gross, Nicole Cadman, Stephanie Simon, Steven Chan and Tatyana Veremyova.Jan 10, 2017
When people discuss startups they tend to talk about inspiration and creativity. In reality, executing a startup is a balance between creativity/intuition/instinct and the scientific method: hypothesize > a/b test > conclude > repeat.Dec 5, 2016
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