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54:30 | Jul 3rd

Kevin Hale is a Partner at YC. Before working at YC he cofounded Wufoo.Kevin’s on the podcast today to do some Office Hours and talk about this year’s edition of Startup School.If you’d like to sign up or learn more, check out https://StartupSchool.o...Show More

1:01:32 | Jun 26th

Dan Hockenmaier is the founder of the growth strategy firm Basis One. Prior to Basis One he was the Director of Growth Marketing at Thumbtack. You can learn more at BasisOne.com.Gustaf Alströmer is a Partner at YC. Prior to YC he was the Product Lead...Show More

49:29 | May 15th

Chris Best is the cofounder and CEO of Substack. Substack makes it simple for a writer to start a paid newsletter. They were in the Winter 2018 batch of YC. You can check them out at Substack.com.Jonathan Gill is the cofounder and CEO of Backtracks. ...Show More

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:00:22 | 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.

33:15 | 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.

43:08 | Sep 11th

We've cut down the second week of lectures to be even shorter and combined them into one podcast.First, a lecture from Michael Seibel. Michael is CEO and a partner at YC. His lecture is about How to Plan an MVP.Then, a lecture from Adora Cheung. Ador...Show More

39:26 | Sep 4th

We've cut down the first week of Startup School lectures to be even shorter and combined them into one podcast. First, a lecture from Kevin Hale. Kevin is a YC partner and a cofounder of Wufoo. His lecture is about How to Evaluate Startup Ideas.Then,...Show More

36:03 | Aug 28th

Diana Hu cofounded Escher Reality, which went through the Summer 2017 batch of YC. They were acquired by Niantic and she is now the head of their AR platform.She's on Twitter @sdianahu.The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.Y Combinator invests a s...Show More

37:44 | Aug 21st

Aaron Harris is a Partner at YC and before that he cofounded Tutorspree.He’s on Twitter @harris.The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.Y Combinator invests a small amount of money ($150k) in a large number of startups (recently 200), twice a year.L...Show More

38:40 | Aug 14th

Jay Reno is the CEO and founder of Feather. Feather is a furniture subscription service. They were in the Summer 2017 batch of YC.You can check out their furniture at LiveFeather.com and if you live in LA, SF, or New York you can try out the service....Show More

59:47 | Aug 7th

Russ Roberts is the host of the podcast EconTalk (iTunes, RSS, and YouTube), a research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, and the author of several books, including How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life.You can find Russ on Twitter @econtalker.T...Show More

27:13 | Jul 31st

Today’s episode is a preview of the Startup School podcast. We’re putting all the Startup School lectures on their own podcast feed. You can subscribe here:   iTunes  RSS  This is the first lecture from Startup School 2019. It’s Kevin Hale on How to ...Show More

35:19 | Jul 24th

Anu Hariharan is a partner at YC. Today’s episode is about her recent post, How To Manage a Board.You can find her on Twitter @anuhariharan.If you’re interested in doing Startup School this year, signups are open at StartupSchool.org. The course just...Show More

49:38 | Jul 17th

Camille Fournier is a Managing Director at Two Sigma and the former CTO of Rent The Runway. She’s also the author of The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change.You can find her on Twitter @skamille.If you’re interested ...Show More

58:35 | Jul 10th

Sarah Nahm is the CEO and cofounder of Lever. Lever builds modern recruiting software for teams to source, interview, and hire top talent. They were in the Summer 2012 batch of YC. You can try Lever out at Lever.co.Holly Liu is a Visiting Partner at ...Show More

42:37 | Jun 19th

Jeremy Rossmann is the cofounder of Make School. Make School is a college for computer science headquartered in San Francisco. Make School students don't pay until they have a job after graduation. They were part of YC’s Winter 2012 batch.You can fin...Show More

50:26 | Jun 12th

Tracy Young is a cofounder and the CEO of PlanGrid. PlanGrid makes mobile construction productivity software. They were acquired by Autodesk in 2018 and were part of YC’s Winter 2012 batch.Kat Manalac is a Partner at YC.You can find Tracy on Twitter ...Show More

49:46 | Jun 5th

Simone Giertz describes herself as a maker/robotics enthusiast/non-engineer. She’s also known as the Queen of Shitty Robots. She runs a YouTube channel about those robots and is a cohost on Tested with Adam Savage from MythBusters.You can find her on...Show More

56:10 | May 29th

Michael Babineau is cofounder and CEO of Second Measure. Second Measure analyzes billions of credit card transactions to answer real-time questions on consumer behavior. They were in the Summer 2015 batch of YC and you can check them out at SecondMea...Show More

50:27 | May 22nd

Vidit Aatrey is cofounder and CEO of Meesho. Meesho is a platform in India that allows people to resell products using their social networks. They were in the Summer 2016 batch of YC and you can check them out at Meesho.com.Adora Cheung is a Partner ...Show More

46:31 | May 8th

Brian Halligan is the CEO and cofounder of HubSpot. HubSpot builds software for marketing, sales, and customer service. You can try it out at HubSpot.com.Kevin Hale is a Partner at YC and cofounder of Wufoo.Brian is on Twitter @bhalligan and Kevin is...Show More

1:04:35 | May 1st

Jarvis Johnson was previously a software engineer at Patreon, Yelp, and Google. He’s now a YouTuber.You can find him on YouTube at Jarvis Johnson and on Twitter @jarvis.The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.Y Combinator invests a small amount of m...Show More

41:03 | Apr 24th

Harry Zhang is the cofounder of Lob. Lob makes it possible for enterprises to programmatically send physical mail. They were in the Summer 2013 batch of YC.Kevin Hale is a Partner at YC.Harry is on Twitter @harryzhang and Kevin is @ilikevests.The YC ...Show More

47:59 | Apr 17th

Max Rhodes is the cofounder and CEO of Faire. Faire helps retailers find and buy unique wholesale merchandise for their stores. They were in the Winter 2017 batch of YC.Anu Hariharan is a Partner at YC.Max is on Twitter @MaxRhodesOK and Anu is @AnuHa...Show More

56:56 | Apr 10th

David Lieb is the Product Lead for Google Photos. Prior to working on Google Photos, David was the cofounder and CEO of Bump, which was in the Summer 2009 batch of YC.Gustaf Alströmer is a Partner at YC.David is on Twitter @dflieb and Gustaf is @gust...Show More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

58:22 | Feb 22nd, 2018

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

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

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

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.

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

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

1:09:54 | Dec 13th, 2017

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

42:38 | 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

1:02:45 | 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

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.

35:52 | Nov 17th, 2017

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

1:02:07 | Nov 15th, 2017

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

58:38 | Nov 10th, 2017

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

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.

33:19 | 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

59:14 | Oct 11th, 2017

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

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

1:00:20 | 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

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.

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.

48:49 | Sep 8th, 2017

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

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

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

29:09 | Aug 25th, 2017

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

28:32 | 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.

44:54 | Aug 18th, 2017

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

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

30:47 | Aug 11th, 2017

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

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.

27:12 | 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.

44:13 | 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

53:22 | Jul 19th, 2017

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

22:11 | 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.

26:48 | Jul 12th, 2017

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

25:48 | 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.

2:14:03 | 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.

52:53 | 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

34:54 | 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

33:49 | 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.

39:10 | Jun 16th, 2017

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

24:25 | 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

40:52 | 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.

52:34 | 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.

36:32 | 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/

55:11 | 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

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

33:29 | 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

35:17 | 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

42:26 | 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