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#100 - Sam Altman

36:12 | Nov 8th, 2018

Sam Altman expands on ideas that have come up in several of his essays. Specifically: choosing projects, creating value, and finding purpose.Sam’s the president of YC Group and co-chairman of OpenAI. You can find him on Twitter @sama.The YC podcast i...Show More

#82 - Henrique Dubugras of Brex and Anu Hariharan

43:22 | Jun 27th, 2018

Henrique Dubugras is the cofounder of Brex, which provides corporate cards for startups.Anu Hariharan is a Partner at YC.Brex went through YC in the Winter 2017 batch and just closed their Series B, which was led by YC Continuity.In addition to discu...Show More

#77 - John Preskill

1:33:34 | May 16th, 2018

John Preskill is a theoretical physicist and the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech.He once won a bet with Steven Hawking, which as he writes made him “briefly almost famous.” John and Kip Thorne bet that singularities cou...Show More

#54 - Growth Office Hours: Round 2

1:00:14 | Dec 15th, 2017

Anu Hariharan and Gustaf Alstromer are partners at YC. This episode is a follow-up to Anu's Growth Guide and the first Growth Office Hours.The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.

#50 - Growth Office Hours with Anu Hariharan and Gustaf Alstromer

33:10 | Dec 1st, 2017

Anu Hariharan and Gustaf Alstromer are Partners at YC.This episode is a follow-up to Anu's Growth Guide.The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.

#120 - Austen Allred

1:00:39 | Apr 3rd

Austen Allred is the CEO and cofounder of Lambda School.Lambda School provides a CS education that's free until you get a job. They were in the Summer 2017 batch of YC.You can learn more about Lambda School at lambdaschool.com.Austen is on Twitter at...Show More

#119 - Amy Buechler and Michael Seibel

53:30 | Mar 27th

Amy Buechler is an executive coach for startup founders.Michael Seibel is a partner and the CEO of YC.In this episode we talk about coaching and use examples from Michael’s time working on Justin.tv and Socialcam.You can find Amy at her site founderc...Show More

#118 - Marques Brownlee

52:26 | Mar 21st

Marques Brownlee is a YouTuber. He has over 8 million subscribers to his channel MKBHD where he reviews electronics, drives electric vehicles, and interviews people such as Kobe Bryant and Bill Gates.You can find Marques on YouTube and on Twitter at ...Show More

#117 - Craig Cannon and Adora Cheung

1:07:35 | Mar 13th

Craig Cannon is the Director of Marketing at Y Combinator. He usually hosts the YC podcast but is the guest on this episode about podcasting.Adora Cheung is a Partner at YC.You can find Adora on Twitter at @nolimits and Craig at @craigcannon.***Topic...Show More

#116 - Domonique Fines and Cadran Cowansage

21:42 | Mar 11th

Domonique Fines is the Director of Events at YC.Cadran Cowansage is the cofounder and CEO of Elpha. Elpha is a private online community for women in tech.Join Elpha to read Dom's AMA.You can find Dom on Twitter at @domoniquefines and Cadran at @cadra...Show More

#115 - Mike Knoop and Kevin Hale

1:03:55 | Mar 6th

Mike Knoop is cofounder and Chief Product Officer at Zapier, which was in the YC Summer 2012 batch. Zapier moves information between your web apps automatically.Kevin Hale is a Visiting Partner at YC. Before YC Kevin was the cofounder of Wufoo, which...Show More

#114 - Karn Saroya

34:47 | Feb 27th

Karn Saroya is the CEO and cofounder of Cover, which was in the YC Winter 2016 batch.Cover is a nationally licensed insurance brokerage. You can use their app to take a picture of property you want to insure and they’ll connect you with their insuran...Show More

#113 - Caterina Fake and Kat Manalac

57:35 | Feb 21st

Caterina Fake hosts the podcast Should This Exist? which is about how technology is impacting our humanity. It launches today on iTunes. She also cofounded Flickr, Hunch, and Findery and is an investor at Yes VC.Kat Manalac is a partner at YC.You can...Show More

#112 - Ryan Hoover and Dalton Caldwell

50:51 | Feb 15th

Ryan Hoover is the founder of Product Hunt which was in the Summer 2014 YC batch and was acquired by AngelList. He also invests in startups through his Weekend Fund.Dalton Caldwell is a Partner at YC where he runs admissions.Ryan is on Twitter at @rr...Show More

#111 - Jake Klamka and Kevin Hale

48:44 | Feb 6th

Jake Klamka founded Insight. Insight provides intensive 7 week professional training fellowships in fields such as data science and data engineering. Insight was in the YC Winter 2011 batch.Kevin Hale is a Visiting Partner at YC. Before YC Kevin was...Show More

#110 - Avni Patel Thompson and Kat Manalac

52:52 | Jan 30th

Avni Patel Thompson founded Poppy, which helped parents book the best caregivers. They went through the YC Winter 2016 batch and recently shut down. Avni asked to come on the podcast to talk about what the process of shutting down was like.Kat Manala...Show More

#109 - Samantha Bradshaw

34:04 | Jan 23rd

Samantha Bradshaw is a researcher at the Computational Propaganda Project and a doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute. She’s been tracking the phenomenon of political manipulation through social media.You can find Samantha on Twitter at...Show More

#108 - Cindy Mi and Qi Lu

59:09 | Jan 16th

Cindy Mi is the founder and CEO of VIPKID. VIPKID is a 1-on-1 teaching platform where children in China learn english from North American teachers.Qi Lu is the CEO of YC China and Head of YC Research.***Topics00:23 - Qi's intro00:38 - Cindy's intro1:...Show More

#107 - Vinod Khosla and Sam Altman

35:15 | Jan 9th

Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures, a firm focused on assisting entrepreneurs to build impactful new energy and technology companies. Previously he was the founding CEO of Sun Microsystems, where he pioneered open systems and commercial R...Show More

#106 - Frank Lantz

1:09:36 | Dec 20th, 2018

Frank Lantz is a game designer and Director of the NYU Game Center. He cofounded Area/Code Games and most recently released a game called Universal Paperclips in which you’re an AI that makes paperclips.Frank’s on Twitter @flantz and his site is fran...Show More

#105 - Reham Fagiri and Kalam Dennis

55:24 | Dec 14th, 2018

Reham Fagiri and Kalam Dennis are the founders of AptDeco, where you can buy and sell used furniture. They were in the YC Winter 2014 batch and you can find them at AptDeco.com.The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.***Topics0:21 - What is AptDeco?...Show More

#104 - Leonard Susskind

1:06:38 | Dec 6th, 2018

Leonard Susskind is a professor of theoretical physics at Stanford University and he’s regarded as one of the fathers of string theory.He’s written several books including: The Black Hole War, The Cosmic Landscape, and the Theoretical Minimum series....Show More

#103 - Michael Seibel

58:03 | Nov 28th, 2018

Michael Seibel is a partner and the CEO of YC. He cofounded Justin.tv, which was in the winter 2007 batch and Socialcam, which was in the winter 2012 batch.In this episode Michael comments on five of his essays. The essays are: Why Should I Start a S...Show More

#102 - Andrew Kortina

1:09:38 | Nov 20th, 2018

Andrew Kortina is the cofounder of Venmo and Fin. Fin is a high quality, on-demand, personal assistant and executive assistant service. You can get a $100 credit to try Fin at https://fin.com/ycAndrew blogs at https://kortina.nyc/The YC podcast is ho...Show More

#101 - Brian Donohue

1:08:24 | Nov 14th, 2018

Brian Donohue is President of Instapaper and a Product Engineering Manager at Pinterest.You can find him on Twitter @bthdonohue.The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.***Topics00:19 - The history of Instapaper8:19 - Free competitors enter the marke...Show More

#99 - Laura Deming

1:09:49 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Laura Deming is a partner at The Longevity Fund. They invest in companies that will allow us to live longer and healthier lives.You can learn more about them at Longevity.vc.Laura’s on Twitter @LauraDeming.The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.***...Show More

#98 - Shola Akinlade

56:35 | Oct 16th, 2018

Shola Akinlade is CEO and cofounder of Paystack. Paystack helps businesses in Africa get paid online and offline. They’re based in Lagos, Nigeria and were part of the Winter 2016 batch.Shola’s on Twitter @shollsman.The YC podcast is hosted by Craig C...Show More

#97 - David Hua and Vincent Ning

1:04:33 | Oct 11th, 2018

David Hua is CEO and cofounder of Meadow. Meadow makes retail and delivery software for dispensaries. They were part of the Winter 2015 batch. You can check them out at GetMeadow.com. David’s on Twitter @Hua.Vincent Ning is CEO and cofounder of Nabis...Show More

#96 - Mathilde Collin

48:42 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Mathilde Collin is the cofounder and CEO of Front. Front is a shared inbox for teams and they were part of the YC Summer 2014 batch.You can check out Front at https://frontapp.com/The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.***Topics00:25 - Tuomas Grann...Show More

#95 - Eli Schwartz

52:19 | Sep 27th, 2018

Eli Schwartz is the Director of SEO and Growth at SurveyMonkey. He came in to answer commonly asked questions about SEO.Eli blogs about SEO and growth at elischwartz.coYou can find him on Twitter at 5le.The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.***Top...Show More

#94 - Joan Lasenby

51:14 | Sep 17th, 2018

Joan Lasenby is a University Reader in the Signal Processing and Communications Group of the Cambridge University Engineering Department, and is a College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Engineering at Trinity College. Here's a list of her publis...Show More

#93 - Peter Reinhardt

49:07 | Sep 6th, 2018

Peter Reinhardt is cofounder and CEO of Segment.  Segment helps companies capture data from every customer touchpoint and send it to the tools where it can be used most effectively.They were part of the YC Summer 2011 batch.The YC podcast is hosted b...Show More

#92 - Ryan Petersen

59:29 | Aug 30th, 2018

Ryan Petersen is the founder and CEO of Flexport.Flexport is a global freight forwarder powered by software and analytics. They are making international trade easier for over 10,000 companies in 70 countries. They were part of the YC Winter 2014 batc...Show More

#91 - David Zeevi

57:28 | Aug 22nd, 2018

David Zeevi is a James S. McDonnell independent fellow at the Rockefeller University Center for Studies in Physics and Biology. He focuses on developing computational methods for studying microbial ecology in the human gut and in the marine environme...Show More

#90 - Jessica Brillhart

58:28 | Aug 16th, 2018

Jessica Brillhart is the founder of Vrai Pictures. They’re an independent immersive content studio.Before founding Vrai, Jessica was the Principal Filmmaker for VR at Google.The YC Podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.***Questions 00:23 - Starting VRAI1...Show More

#89 - Geoff Ralston and Adora Cheung Discuss Startup School

26:06 | Aug 7th, 2018

Geoff Ralston and Adora Cheung are both partners at YC.This episode is about Startup School. It’s a free, online course we’re offering that starts on August 28th.We’re also offering equity-free grants of $10,000 to 100 companies that participate in t...Show More

#88 - Office Hours with Michael Seibel

51:50 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Michael Seibel is a Partner and the CEO of YC. He cofounded Justin.tv, which was in the Winter 2007 batch and Socialcam, which was in the Winter 2012 batch.For this episode we took questions from the internet. If you have questions for a future offic...Show More

#87 - Elad Gil

43:19 | Jul 27th, 2018

Elad Gil is an entrepreneur, operator, and investor. He cofounded Color Genomics and Mixer Labs. Worked at Google and Twitter. And has invested in companies including Airbnb, Coinbase, and Stripe.He just released the High Growth Handbook, which is a ...Show More

#86 - Jocko Willink and Mike Sarraille

1:24:37 | Jul 20th, 2018

Jocko Willink and Mike Sarraille served together as Navy SEALs and now work together at Echelon Front, a company Jocko cofounded.We met up to talk about a new initiative they’ve set up called Overwatch. Overwatch is a talent acquisition firm that mat...Show More

#85 - YC Partner AMA at the Female Founders Conference

24:30 | Jul 11th, 2018

Recorded live at our Female Founders Conference in New York, an AMA with Kat Manalac, Kirsty Nathoo, Adora Cheung, Holly Liu, Jessica Livingston, and Carolynn Levy.This panel was hosted by Sharon Pope, Head of Marketing Programs at YC.We’re also post...Show More

#84 - João Batalha and Luís Batalha

1:14:10 | Jul 6th, 2018

João Batalha and Luís Batalha are cofounders of Fermat’s Library.Fermat’s Library is a platform for annotating papers. Each week they send out a paper annotated by their community. Some recent papers were Birds and Frogs by Freeman Dyson and Von Neum...Show More

#83 - Scott Aaronson

1:14:59 | Jun 29th, 2018

Scott Aaronson is the David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin, and director of its Quantum Information Center. Before teaching at UT, he taught Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. ...Show More

#81 - Announcing Work at a Startup

26:22 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Jared Friedman is a partner at YC and before that cofounded Scribd (YC S06).Matt Long a software engineer at YC and before that cofounded Crocodoc (YC W10).Today we’re talking about a project Jared, Matt, and several other people at YC have been work...Show More

#80 - Office Hours with Adora Cheung

1:01:50 | Jun 13th, 2018

Adora Cheung is a partner at YC and she also cofounded Homejoy, which went through YC in the Summer 2010 batch.For this episode we took questions from the internet. If you have questions for a future office hours episode, just tweet them our way.Ques...Show More

#79 - Liz Wessel

48:14 | May 31st, 2018

Liz Wessel is the cofounder and CEO of WayUp. WayUp is a job and internship platform for college students and recent graduates. They were part of the Winter 2015 YC batch.Read the transcript here.The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.

#78 - Simon Benjamin

1:19:05 | May 25th, 2018

Simon Benjamin is a Professor of Quantum Technologies at Oxford. He is also the Principle Investigator for Oxford’s project on Quantum Optimisation and Machine Learning.This episode is more technical than last week’s episode with John Preskill. We st...Show More

#76 - Carola Schönlieb

41:45 | May 9th, 2018

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.In ...Show More

#75 - Sean Mitchell

1:03:10 | May 4th, 2018

Sean Mitchell is the cofounder and CEO of Rezi. REZI helps landlords find high quality, long-term tenants in 48 hours. They were part of the Winter 2017 batch.The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.

#74 - Linda Xie and Avichal Garg

50:01 | May 2nd, 2018

Linda Xie is the cofounder of Scalar Capital, a cryptoasset fund. Before that she was a Product Manager at Coinbase (YC S12).Avichal Garg is a Managing Partner at Electric Capital, a value fund for digital assets. He’s also an Expert at YC. Prior to ...Show More

#73 - Patrick Moberg and Holly Liu

55:55 | Apr 27th, 2018

Patrick Moberg is the cofounder of Playdots, which is a mobile game studio in New York. They make Dots, Two Dots, and Dots and Co.Holly Liu is is a Visiting Partner at YC. Before that she cofounded the gaming company Kabam.The YC podcast is hosted by...Show More

#72 - Miles Brundage and Tim Hwang

46:18 | Apr 25th, 2018

Miles Brundage is an AI Policy Research Fellow with the Strategic AI Research Center at the Future of Humanity Institute. He is also a PhD candidate in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology at Arizona State University.Miles recently c...Show More

#71 - Claire McDonnell and Jennifer Kim on Building an Inclusive Company Culture

45:07 | Apr 20th, 2018

Claire McDonnell is cofounder and COO of True Link Financial (YC S13). True Link is a financial services firm that offers money management, investment, and insurance products, primarily for retirees.Jennifer Kim is currently advising startups. Prior ...Show More

#70 - CoinList Cofounder Andy Bromberg and Ramon Recuero

53:51 | Apr 18th, 2018

Andy Bromberg is the cofounder and CEO of CoinList. Coinlist provides financial infrastructure for token creators and investors.Ramon Recuero is an engineer at YC. He's the author of the Decentralized Future Series, which you can read here.If you'd l...Show More

#69 - Anne Wojcicki of 23andMe and Sam Altman

28:53 | Apr 13th, 2018

Anne Wojcicki is the cofounder and CEO of 23andMe, which provides direct-to-consumer genetic testing.Sam Altman is the president of YC Group. He interviewed Anne for a series called How To Build The Future, which you can check out on our YouTube chan...Show More

#68 - Cost vs Quality in Edtech - Keith Schacht, Avichal Garg, and Geoff Ralston

55:01 | Apr 6th, 2018

Keith Schacht is the cofounder of Mystery Science, which makes lessons that inspire kids to love science. They were part of the Summer 2017 YC batch.Avichal Garg is an Expert at YC and prior to that he was the Director of Product Management at Facebo...Show More

#67 - 3D Home Printing for the Developing World - Alexandria Lafci and Brett Hagler of New Story Charity

1:02:35 | Apr 4th, 2018

Alexandria Lafci and Brett Hagler are cofounders of New Story Charity.New Story Charity builds homes and communities in the developing world. They were part of the Summer 2015 YC batch.They just 3d printed their first home in Austin, Texas. You can c...Show More

#66 - Breaking Down HackerRank's Survey of 40,000 Developers with Vivek Ravisankar

53:44 | Mar 30th, 2018

Vivek Ravisankar is the CEO and cofounder of HackerRank, which was in the Summer 2011 batch.They surveyed 40,000 developers on things including their favorite frameworks, what they want in a job, and how they learned to code. You can read the report ...Show More

#65 - Funding Is an Outcome of Building a Good Business - Porter Braswell of Jopwell

50:07 | Mar 21st, 2018

Porter Braswell is the CEO and cofounder of Jopwell (YC S15). Jopwell is a career advancement platform for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals.The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.

#64 - Researching Psilocybin's Effects on Depression - Dr. Rosalind Watts

53:37 | Mar 15th, 2018

Dr. Rosalind Watts is a clinical psychologist at the Psychedelic Research Group at Imperial College London.The Psychedelic Research Group focuses on two main areas: first, the action of psychedelic drugs in the brain and second, their clinical utilit...Show More

#63 - The Number One Goal is Getting Started - Avni Patel Thompson of Poppy

47:49 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Avni Patel Thompson is the founder and CEO of Poppy (YC W16). Poppy lets parents book the best caregivers with just a text.We recorded this episode at our Female Founders Conference in Seattle. We’re also hosting female founder events in New York and...Show More

#62 - Dan Lewis, CEO of Convoy, on the Future of Freight

52:02 | Feb 28th, 2018

Dan Lewis is the CEO and Cofounder of Convoy.Convoy matches shippers with freight carriers, which helps the trucking industry run more efficiently because currently, over 40% of the trucks on the road are empty.Anu Hariharan is a Partner at YC Contin...Show More

#61 - Sam Altman on Masters of Scale

58:22 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Reid Hoffman interviews Sam Altman on this uncut interview from the Masters of Scale podcast.

#60 - Startup Investor School Preview with Geoff Ralston

38:38 | Feb 7th, 2018

Geoff Ralston is a Partner at YC and before that he cofounded Imagine K12.This episode covers Startup Investor School. Startup Investor School is a free, 4-day course designed to educate early stage investors interested in investing in startups. You ...Show More

#59 - Providing Fair Financial Products for the 56% of the US Without Access to Them - Jake Rosenberg of LendUp

33:49 | Jan 31st, 2018

Jake Rosenberg is the cofounder and CTO of LendUp (W12). They provide access to quality credit cards and loans without hidden fees or debt traps. Their customers are the 56% of Americans that have what is described as a “subprime” credit score, meani...Show More

#58 - It's Surprising How Much Small Teams Can Get Done - Sam Chaudhary of ClassDojo

1:00:08 | Jan 24th, 2018

Sam Chaudhary is the cofounder and CEO of ClassDojo. They've raised $30M and have 30 employees.Karen Lien is an Edtech Principal here at YC.The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.

#57 - Alex Blumberg of Gimlet Media

51:25 | Jan 17th, 2018

Alex Blumberg is the cofounder of Gimlet Media. Gimlet makes several podcasts you’ve probably heard of–StartUp, The Pitch, and Reply All are a few.Before Gimlet Alex worked on This American Life and Planet Money.The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cann...Show More

#56 - Leah Culver of Breaker and Tom Sparks of YC Answer Your Questions About Security and Podcasting

58:16 | Jan 5th, 2018

Leah Culver is cofounder and CTO of Breaker, which is a social podcast listening and discovery app. They went through YC in the Winter 2017 batch. Leah’s also an author of both the OAuth and oEmbed API specifications.Tom Sparks is an engineer on the ...Show More

#55 - Tim Urban of Wait But Why

55:24 | Jan 3rd, 2018

Tim Urban cofounded the blog Wait But Why with Andrew Finn in 2013.His posts about Artificial Intelligence, Elon Musk, and the Fermi Paradox have been read millions of times.We discussed Tim's research strategy, the purpose of Wait But Why, and his t...Show More

#53 - Be Wary of Solving a Small, Rare Problem - Des Traynor of Intercom

1:09:45 | Dec 13th, 2017

Des Traynor is the cofounder of Intercom.Here's his talk Product Strategy Means Saying No and the blog post.

#52 - Making Physical Retail as Easy as Opening an Online Store - Ali Kriegsman and Alana Branston of Bulletin

42:32 | Dec 8th, 2017

Ali Kriegsman and Alana Branston are the founders of Bulletin.Bulletin is a platform that allows brands to share the cost of a physical store.They currently have two locations, one in SoHo and one in Williamsburg and there are more to come.Ali and Al...Show More

#51 - There's an Art to Getting Brilliant People to Surprise Themselves - Kevin Slavin of The Shed

1:02:36 | Dec 6th, 2017

Kevin Slavin is the Chief Science and Technology Officer of The Shed, which is an art center in New York that’s opening in 2019.Before The Shed, Kevin founded the Playful Systems group at MIT's Media Lab.He also gave a TED talk in 2011 called How Alg...Show More

#49 - Microbes, Robots, and Ambition - Robin Sloan on His Novel Sourdough

57:28 | Nov 29th, 2017

Robin Sloan is a writer and media inventor based in Oakland.He just released his second novel, Sourdough.Kat Manalac is a Partner at YC.The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.

#48 - The Future of Bike Sharing with Ofo Cofounder Yanqi Zhang and Anu Hariharan

35:52 | Nov 17th, 2017

Yanqi Zhang is a cofounder and COO of Ofo.Anu Hariharan is a Partner at YC.

#47 - Baidu's COO, Qi Lu Discusses AI with Daniel Gross

1:02:07 | Nov 15th, 2017

Qi Lu is the COO of Baidu.Daniel Gross is a Partner at YC.

#46 - Tencent's Chief eXploration Officer, David Wallerstein on WeChat, QQ, and Gaming

58:38 | Nov 10th, 2017

David Wallerstein is Tencent's Chief eXploration Officer.Anu Hariharan is a Partner at YC.

#45 - Building Dota Bots That Beat Pros - OpenAI's Greg Brockman, Szymon Sidor, and Sam Altman

1:00:30 | Nov 8th, 2017

Greg Brockman is the CTO and cofounder of OpenAI.Szymon Sidor is a Research Scientist at OpenAI.Sam Altman is the President of Y Combinator and Co-Chairman of OpenAI.Watch their bot compete at The International.

#44 - Cindy Mi on Building VIPKID, the World's Largest English Learning Platform for Children

33:16 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Cindy Mi is the founder and CEO of VIPKID. VIPKID is a 1-on-1 teaching platform where children in China learn english from North American teachers.Anu Hariharan is a Partner here at YC.

#43 - Casey Neistat and Matt Hackett on Live Video's Struggle for Interestingness

1:02:47 | Nov 1st, 2017

Matt Hackett and Casey Neistat are the cofounders of Beme, which was acquired by CNN last year.You might already know Casey from his YouTube channel which now has over 8M subscribers.And before Beme, Matt was a Hacker-in-Residence betaworks and the V...Show More

#42 - Robotics and 3D Printing with Voodoo Manufacturing

50:06 | Oct 26th, 2017

Oliver Ortlieb and Max Friefeld are two of Voodoo Manufacturing's four cofounders.Voodoo went through YC in the W17 batch. They bridge the gap between prototype and mass production with 3D printing.We're also joined by Daniel Gross, a Partner at YC.

#41 - Experiments in Art and Technology with Artforum Editor Michelle Kuo

1:02:58 | Oct 18th, 2017

Michelle Kuo is Editor in Chief of Artforum.Kat Mañalac is a Partner at YC.Michelle came in to chat with us about art and technology and, in particular, a group called Experiments in Art and Technology.

#40 - Content Marketing Tips from Experts at First Round Capital and Andreessen Horowitz

1:12:01 | Oct 13th, 2017

Camille Ricketts is the Head of Content and Marketing at First Round Capital.Sonal Chokshi is an Editorial Partner at Andreessen Horowitz.

#39 - Mr. Robot's Technical Producer and Writer - Kor Adana

59:14 | Oct 11th, 2017

Kor Adana is a writer and technical producer on Mr. Robot.Mr. Robot season three premieres tonight.

#38 - The More You Communicate with Users, the Higher Chance You'll Build Something They Want - Ryan Hoover of Product Hunt

49:16 | Oct 4th, 2017

Ryan Hoover is the founder of Product Hunt.Get a 10% discount on Ship pro plans by using this link.

#37 - Don't Start a Blog, Start a Cult - Mr. Money Mustache

53:06 | Sep 27th, 2017

Pete Adeney, more commonly known as Mr. Money Mustache, retired at 30 after working as a software engineer for about ten years.He blogs at MrMoneyMustache.com about how he saved money, where he invested it, and how he achieved "financial freedom thro...Show More

#36 - Your Whole Goal Is to Not Quit - Courtland Allen of Indie Hackers

1:00:15 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Courtland Allen is the founder of Indie Hackers, a place where the founders of profitable businesses and side projects can share their stories transparently, and where entrepreneurs can come to read and learn from those examples.Check out the Indie H...Show More

#35 - The Technical Challenges of Measuring Gravitational Waves - Rana Adhikari of LIGO

1:18:29 | Sep 15th, 2017

Rana Adhikari is a Professor of Physics at Caltech and a member of the LIGO team, who were the first to measure gravitational waves.Their detection papers are available here.

#34 - Elizabeth Iorns on Biotech Companies in YC

41:26 | Sep 13th, 2017

Elizabeth Iorns is cofounder and CEO of Science Exchange.Here's info on the YC Fall Tour.Apply to the Winter 2018 batch.

#33 - The Challenges a Repeat Founder Faces

48:49 | Sep 8th, 2017

Tikhon Bernstam cofounded Scribd (YC S06) and Parse (YC S11).Read the transcript here.

#32 - Hosain Rahman on The "Defibrillator Experiences" of Jawbone

29:54 | Sep 6th, 2017

Hosain Rahman is the CEO and Founder of Jawbone. Jessica Livingston is a cofounder of YC.Jessica interviewed Hosain during our 2014 Startup School and this is the recording of their conversation. If you'd like to check out our 2016 Startup School vid...Show More

#30 - Artist Lauren McCarthy Will Be Your Home's Brain

49:29 | Aug 29th, 2017

Lauren McCarthy is an artist and assistant professor at UCLA.Her latest project LAUREN, is a human intelligent smart home. Lauren will visit your home, deploy a series of smart devices, and watch over you remotely 24/7. Learn more here - http://get-l...Show More

#29 - Jack Dorsey On The Books That Helped Him Succeed

29:09 | Aug 25th, 2017

Jack Dorsey is the CEO of Twitter and Square. This is his talk from Startup School 2013.Read the transcript here.

#28 - Prerequisites for Starting a Company - Phil Libin

28:32 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Phil Libin is the cofounder and CEO of All Turtles. Prior to that he was the CEO of Evernote. This is his 2013 Startup School talk.Watch the video here.Read the transcript here.

#27 - The CEO Who Pays Employees to De-Locate From the Bay

44:54 | Aug 18th, 2017

Wade Foster is the CEO of Zapier (YC S12).Read the transcript and their de-location post here.

#26 - Founders of Science Exchange, Goldbely, and The Flex Company Discuss Fundraising

27:32 | Aug 16th, 2017

During the Female Founders Conference Kat Manalac invited three YC founders on stage to share their experiences of fundraising. The founders are Elizabeth Iorns of Science Exchange, Vanessa Torrivilla of Goldbely, and Erica Jensen of The Flex Company...Show More

#25 - Baidu's AI Lab Director on Advancing Speech Recognition and Simulation

30:47 | Aug 11th, 2017

Adam Coates is the Director of Baidu's Silicon Valley AI Lab.Read the transcript here.

#23 - VMware Cofounder Diane Greene with Jessica Livingston at the Female Founders Conference

24:28 | Aug 4th, 2017

Diane Greene is SVP of Google Cloud and she was also the CEO and cofounder of VMware.Jessica Livingston is cofounder of YC.

#21 - Emily Weiss on the Insights That Grew Glossier - With Amy Buechler at the Female Founders Conference

27:14 | Jul 26th, 2017

Emily Weiss is the founder and CEO of Glossier.Amy Buechler is Batch Director at YC.Video and transcript are on the YC blog.

#20 - Making Music and Art Through Machine Learning - Doug Eck of Magenta

44:17 | Jul 21st, 2017

Doug Eck is a research scientist at Google and he’s working on Magenta, a project making music and art through machine learning.If you want to learn more you can check out Magenta.Tensorflow.org

#19 - Blockchain Investing - Olaf Carlson-Wee and Aaron Harris

53:27 | Jul 19th, 2017

Olaf Carlson-Wee is the founder and CEO of Polychain Capital.Aaron Harris is a Partner at YC.

#18 - Q&A with YC Partners at the Female Founders Conference

22:13 | Jul 14th, 2017

This Q&A was recorded at our fourth annual Female Founders Conference.Partners: Kat Manalac, Jessica Livingston, Adora Cheung, Anu Hariharan, Carolynn Levy, and Kirsty Nathoo.

#17 - Aileen Lee and Kirsty Nathoo at the Female Founders Conference

26:50 | Jul 12th, 2017

Aileen Lee is the founder of Cowboy Ventures.Kirsty Nathoo is CFO and a Partner at Y Combinator.

#16 - Mark Zuckerberg on How to Build the Future

25:50 | Jul 7th, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg is the cofounder of Facebook.Sam Altman is the president of YC Group and he interviewed Mark for a series called How To Build The Future, which you can watch on YC’s YouTube channel.

#15 - IPFS, CoinList, and the Filecoin ICO - Juan Benet and Dalton Caldwell

2:14:16 | Jun 30th, 2017

Juan Benet is the founder of Protocol Labs (YC S14). They're working on IPFS, Filecoin, and Coinlist. Dalton Caldwell is a Partner at YC.

#14 - Ex Machina's Scientific Advisor - Murray Shanahan

52:58 | Jun 28th, 2017

Murray Shanahan was one of the scientific advisors on Ex Machina. He's also a Research Scientist at DeepMind and professor of Cognitive Robotics at Imperial College London.His book Embodiment and the Inner Life served as inspiration for Alex Garland ...Show More

#13 - Scaling Growth - Gustaf Alstromer, Ed Baker, and Josh Elman

34:57 | Jun 23rd, 2017

Gustaf Alstromer is a YC Partner and prior to YC he worked on growth at Airbnb.Ed Baker worked on growth at Uber and Facebook.Josh Elman is a partner at Greylock.The conversation was recorded at The Scaleup Offsite, a private event hosted by Y Combin...Show More

#12 - How Should Business Schools Prepare Students for Startups? - Jeff Bussgang and Michael Seibel

33:52 | Jun 21st, 2017

Jeff Bussgang is a lecturer at Harvard Business School and General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners.Michael Seibel is CEO of YC.

#11 - At The Intersection of AI, Governments, and Google - Tim Hwang

39:14 | Jun 16th, 2017

Tim Hwang is the Global Public Policy Lead on AI and Machine Learning for Google.Read the transcript on our blog.

#10 - Office Hours with Ali Rowghani

24:28 | Jun 14th, 2017

Ali Rowghani is CEO of Y Combinator Continuity, where he invests in and advises growth-stage startups. Ali directly contributed to the growth of two great companies -- at Twitter, as CFO then COO, and at Pixar as CFO and SVP of Strategic Planning.Rea...Show More

#9 - Sam Altman and Reid Hoffman - From Startup to Scaleup

40:56 | Jun 9th, 2017

Sam Altman and Reid Hoffman discuss the key changes founders should think about as they scale their company. The conversation was recorded at The Scaleup Offsite, a private event hosted by Y Combinator Continuity and Greylock Partners in April 2017.

#8 - Rick and Morty Writer - Ryan Ridley

52:39 | Jun 7th, 2017

Ryan Ridley is a writer on Rick and Morty. Before that he was a writer on Community.Read the transcript and show notes on the YC blog.

#7 - Jessica Livingston on How to Build the Future

36:35 | May 31st, 2017

Sam Altman interviews Jessica Livingston for a series called How To Build The Future, which you can watch on YC’s YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/ycombinator. Read the transcript here: https://blog.ycombinator.com/jessica-livingston-on-htfbt/

#5 - An AI Primer with Wojciech Zaremba

55:16 | May 15th, 2017

Wojciech Zaremba is a cofounder of OpenAI (https://openai.com). OpenAI is a non-profit AI research company, focused on discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence. Read the transcript here (http://blog.ycombinator....Show More

#4 - Elon Musk on How to Build the Future

21:36 | May 15th, 2017

Sam Altman interviews Elon Musk for a series called How To Build The Future, which you can watch on YC’s YouTube channel (https://youtube.com/ycombinator). Read the transcript here (http://blog.ycombinator.com/elon-musk-on-how-to-build-the-future/...Show More

#3 - The Technical Advisor for Silicon Valley on HBO - Ed McManus

33:32 | May 15th, 2017

Ed McManus was the technical advisor for season three of Silicon Valley on HBO. He came in to talk about what his experience working on the show. Read the transcript here (http://blog.ycombinator.com/the-technical-advisor-for-silicon-valley-on-...Show More

#2 - Network Effects with Anu Hariharan

35:20 | May 15th, 2017

Anu Hariharan is a Partner at YC Continuity (https://www.ycombinator.com/continuity) which is an investment fund dedicated to supporting founders as they scale their companies. Read the transcript here (http://blog.ycombinator.com/anu-hariharan-on...Show More

#1 - Hiring Engineers with Ammon Bartram

42:29 | May 15th, 2017

Ammon Bartram is the cofounder of Triplebyte (YC S15) and Socialcam (YC W12). Triplebyte (https://triplebyte.com) connects software engineers with companies that are hiring. Read the transcript here (http://blog.ycombinator.com/hiring-engineers...Show More