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.


Moving Forward on Basic Income

We have a few updates we want to share on our Basic Income Project:   Our Research Director Elizabeth Rhodes is joining Basic Income Project as our Research…

HARC

We’re excited to announce YC Research’s newest project: the Human Advancement Research Community (HARC). This came out of a conversation that started between Alan Kay and me more…

Y Sequoia Combination

Today, Y Combinator announced its intent to acquire Sequoia Capital. This deal is still pending regulatory review and a successful pitch by Sequoia managing partner Doug Leone on…

Justin Time

Justin Kan is going to be the new spokesman for YC and handle the PR requests we get. You should probably follow him on Snapchat (username: justinkan). On a…

Welcome x 11

We have a lot of new additions to the team to announce. Tim Brady is joining YC as a Partner.  Previously, he was a Partner at ImagineK12.  Tim…

Maintaining Success for the Long Term

This week, Michael Moritz was the guest speaker at YC.

Fundraising Advice for YC Companies

We’ve modified our fundraising strategy advice to YC founders.  In the interest of everyone having the same information, here is the email I sent to the current batch…

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