Y Combinator

Y Combinator created a new model for funding early stage startups. Twice a year we invest a small amount of money ($120k) in a large number of startups (recently 105). The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months, during which we work intensively with them to get the company into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each cycle culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present their companies to a carefully selected, invite-only audience. But YC doesn’t end on Demo Day. We and the YC alumni network continue to help founders for the life of their company, and beyond.

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John Preskill on Quantum Computing

John Preskill is a theoretical physicist and the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech. In this episode we cover what John’s been focusing on for years: quantum information, quantum computing, and quantum error correction.

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Mathematical Approaches to Image Processing with Carola Schönlieb

Carola Schönlieb is an applied mathematician at the University of Cambridge. She’s also a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute and the head of the Image Analysis group at Cambridge’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.

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Helping Landlords Find Tenants – Sean Mitchell of Rezi

Sean Mitchell is the cofounder and CEO of Rezi (YC W17). REZI helps landlords find high quality, long-term tenants in 48 hours.

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Crypto Investors Linda Xie and Avichal Garg on Opportunities, Use Cases, and Regulation

Linda Xie is the cofounder of Scalar Capital, which is a cryptoasset management firm. Avichal Garg is a Managing Partner at Electric Capital, a digital asset management firm.

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Gaming Studio Founders – Patrick Moberg and Holly Liu

Patrick Moberg is the cofounder of Playdots, which is a mobile game studio in New York. Holly Liu is is a Visiting Partner at YC. Before that she cofounded the gaming company Kabam.

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A.I. Policy and Public Perception – Miles Brundage and Tim Hwang

Miles Brundage is an AI Policy Research Fellow with the Strategic AI Research Center at the Future of Humanity Institute. Tim Hwang is the Director of the Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative.

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Claire McDonnell and Jennifer Kim on Building an Inclusive Company Culture

Claire McDonnell is cofounder and COO of True Link Financial (YC S13). Jennifer Kim is currently advising startups. Prior to that she was the Head of Employee Experience and Development at Lever (YC S12). Kat Manalac is a partner at YC.

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