Founder Stories


Founder Stories: Kate Heddleston of Opsolutely

Kate Heddleston is founder and CEO of Opsolutely (YC S16). Discussed: Developer Productivity; Human-Computer Interaction; Kate’s CS Degree; Academic vs. Practical Knowledge; Deciding to Do YC; Learnings from YC; Being a Female Founder; Advice to College Students; Dune.

Founder Stories: Reham Fagiri of AptDeco

Reham Fagiri is cofounder and CEO of AptDeco (YC W14). AptDeco is a peer to peer marketplace for buying and selling furniture. Discussed: Skills Learned During Her MBA; Going From a Bank to a Startup; Starting AptDeco; SF<>NYC During YC; Reham’s Favorite Podcasts.

Founder Stories: Blake Scholl of Boom Technology

Blake Scholl is founder and CEO of Boom Technology (YC W16). Boom is building supersonic passenger airplanes that lots of people can afford to fly. Discussed: Innovation in Aviation; Blake’s Career Before Boom; Being a Hard Tech Company in YC; Meeting with Richard Branson.

Founder Stories: Leah Culver of Breaker

Leah Culver is cofounder and CTO of Breaker (YC W17). Breaker is an end-to-end podcasting company. Right now they’re building an iOS app for listening to podcasts focused on social discovery.

Founder Stories: Ritesh Malik of Innov8

Ritesh Malik is cofounder of Innov8. They offer coworking offices in India. We talked about starting Innov8, being an international YC founder, India’s startup ecosystem, and Ritesh’s favorite books.

Founder Stories: Nicky Goulimis of Nova Credit

Nicky Goulimis is cofounder and COO of Nova Credit. Their API provides credit data from overseas to lenders, telcos, tenant screeners, etc. so they can acquire immigrants as customers. We talked with Nicky about what she did before Nova, her experience at YC, and her thoughts on being a female founder.

Athelas: Our Road From Hack To Product

A couple years ago, Athelas (YC S16) started as a proof-of-concept project built overnight at YC Hacks 2014. This month we started shipping our first devices to patients and hospitals around the country. We learned a lot in the process and wanted to share a few thoughts here.

Simple Share Buttons