Michael Seibel

Michael Seibel is a Partner at YC and CEO of YC's startup accelerator. 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.


YC W21 Remote Batch

YC W21 batch will be remote. Amid the global pandemic, the safety of our founders and staff is our top priority.

YC Summer 2020 Batch Stats

At our 31st Demo Day, 198 companies presented virtually over two days. Below are some stats about the YC Summer 2020 batch.

YC S20 Virtual Demo Day

On August 24 and 25, YC will host our 31st Demo Day live over Zoom. After considering community feedback from our first, rapidly planned online Demo Day in March, we’ve decided that a live Demo Day is an important part of founders’ YC experience.

YC S20 Remote Batch

We have decided to run the S20 batch remotely, because amid the COVID-19 crises, the safety of founders and YC staff is our top priority. Interviews for the batch will be remote, and office hours, evening talks, and meetups throughout the batch will all take place over video conferencing, as well as on our online platform and forum for YC founders.

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How To Build Product As A Small Startup

Y Combinator CEO and Partner Michael Seibel shares a process for building product as a small startup.

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Why Fundraising Is Different In Silicon Valley

Y Combinator CEO and Partner Michael Seibel on why fundraising in Silicon Valley is different.

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What Makes The Top 10% Of Founders Different?

Michael Seibel on what makes the top 10% of founders different.

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