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.


How to Split Equity Among Co-Founders

Founders often ask how they should split equity with their co-founders. When I search the web on this topic I often see horrible advice, typically advocating for significant…

YC Open Office Hours for Black and Hispanic Founders

Startups are often best at solving the personal problems of their founders. The more diverse the founders, the more types of problems can be solved — and the…

Work at a YC Startup v2

Hiring is the biggest problem our startups face once they finish YC.  In the past, we’ve held Work at a Startup events with the goal of connecting our…

YC Demographics

We want to be sure we’re not discriminating against founders in our funding decisions at YC, so we decided to look at some data. Based on analyzing a…

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