Michael Seibel

Michael Seibel is the CEO of 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.


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.

Y Combinator Top Companies – 2019

We’re excited to share the list of 2019 Top Y Combinator Companies. We put this list together to help potential employees, partners, and late stage investors get to know a wider set of YC companies.

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The Biggest Mistakes First-Time Founders Make

Y Combinator CEO and Partner Michael Seibel on the biggest mistakes first-time founders make.

Leap Spins Out of YC

In 2017, Cadran Cowansage, a software engineer at YC, started building Leap, an online community for women in tech. Today, Cadran and her two co-founders, Abadesi Osunsade and Kuan Luo, are spinning Leap (now Elpha) out of Y Combinator and launching as an independent company.

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