Sam Altman

Sam Altman is the President of YC Group. He was cofounder and CEO of Loopt, which was funded by Y Combinator in 2005 and acquired by Green Dot in 2012. At Green Dot, he was the CTO and is now on the Board of Directors. Sam also founded Hydrazine Capital. He studied computer science at Stanford, and while there worked in the AI lab.

Requests for Startups Refreshed

We’ve refreshed the Requests for Startups. Here are the additions: Food and FarmingAn estimated 40% of the world’s workforce works in agriculture. Better food and farming could increase…

YC and Founders Pledge

Many of our founders ask us about how they can donate part of their equity or post exit proceeds, and now we have an answer: Founders Pledge.   With…

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Elon Musk on How to Build the Future

Elon is the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors. Originally a cofounder of Paypal, Elon Musk founded SpaceX to enable the colonization of Mars.

YC Changes

YC continues to expand and we have several changes to announce.

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Jessica Livingston on How To Build The Future

Our second guest on How To Build The Future is Jessica Livingston, Co-Founder of Y Combinator!

Jessica has been instrumental in the creation and continued success of YC. She talks here about what founders of very successful companies do in their early days, and also what she did in the early days to make YC into what it’s become.

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Mark Zuckerberg on How to Build the Future

Our first guest on How To Build The Future is Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook. Facebook is one of the most influential companies in the history of the world. Over 1.1 billion people use it every day.

Welcome Dominika, John, Domonique, Ben and Harj!

We’re excited to welcome a few new people to YC:  Dominika Blackappl is joining YC as a part-time partner. She is an industrial and user experience designer who cofounded…

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