We talk with people who are shaping the future. A show about technology in business, research, and art.
#156 - Amber Atherton and Iba Masood
Dec 18, 2019 • 62 min
Amber Atherton is the founder and CEO of Zyper (YC W18). Iba Masood is the cofounder and CEO of TARA (YC W15).
#155 - Laks Srini
Dec 11, 2019 • 36 min
Laks Srini is the cofounder and CTO of ZeroDown. Before that he was the cofounder and CTO of Zenefits.
#154 - Matt Cutts
Dec 4, 2019 • 65 min
Matt Cutts is the Administrator of the US Digital Service and previously he was the head of the webspam team at Google.
#153 - Cory Doctorow and Joe Betts-LaCroix
Nov 27, 2019 • 72 min
Cory Doctorow is a blogger, journalist, and science fiction author. He’s also the co-editor of Boing Boing. Joe Betts-Lacroix is the CTO of VIUM and an Expert at YC.
#152 - Startup School Week 11 Recap - Geoff Ralston’s Parting Advice
Nov 13, 2019 • 15 min
YC President Geoff Ralston shares parting advice for all the founders that participated in Startup School.
#151 - Startup School Week 10 Recap - Ali Rowghani on How to Lead and Kevin Hale and Adora Cheung on Startup School 2019 by the Numbers
Nov 6, 2019 • 42 min
Ali Rowghani on how to lead. Kevin Hale and Adora Cheung share stats on this year’s Startup School plus tips on what helped companies most.
#150 - Startup School Week 9 Recap - Carolynn Levy on Modern Startup Financing and Jared Friedman’s Advice for Hard-tech and Biotech Founders
Oct 30, 2019 • 37 min
Carolynn Levy discusses on modern startup financing. Jared Friedman shares advice for hard-tech and biotech founders.
#149 - Startup School Week 8 Recap - Adora Cheung on Prioritizing Your Time and Kevin Hale on Evaluating Startup Ideas
Oct 23, 2019 • 44 min
Adora Cheung on how to prioritize your time. And Kevin Hale on how to evaluate startup ideas.
#148 - Startup School Week 7 Recap - Kevin Hale on Conversion Rates and Pricing
Oct 16, 2019 • 30 min
Kevin Hale on how to improve conversion rates and pricing for startups.
#147 - Startup School Week 6 Recap - Tim Brady on Culture and Dalton Caldwell on Pivoting
Oct 9, 2019 • 46 min
Tim Brady on the importance of building a good culture early. Dalton Caldwell on pivoting and his advice on how founders should think about it.
#146 - Startup School Week 5 Recap - Kirsty Nathoo and Kevin Hale
Oct 2, 2019 • 50 min
Kirsty Nathoo on the most common mistakes startups make with their finances and Kevin Hale on the importance of building a successful working relationship with your cofounders.
#145 - Startup School Week 4 Recap - Kat Mañalac and Gustaf Alströmer
Sep 25, 2019 • 56 min
We’ve cut down the fourth week of lectures to be even shorter and combined them into one podcast. This week features Kat Mañalac on launching and Gustaf Alströmer on growth.
#144 - Startup School Week 3 Recap - Anu Hariharan and Adora Cheung
Sep 18, 2019 • 44 min
Anu Hariharan on nine common startup business models and the metrics investors want to see for each. Then Anu and Adora Cheung on how investors evaluate startups.
#143 - Startup School Week 2 Recap: Michael Seibel, Adora Cheung, and Ilya Volodarsky
Sep 11, 2019 • 43 min
We’ve cut down the second week of lectures to be even shorter and combined them into one podcast. Lectures from: Michael Seibel, Adora Cheung, and Ilya Volodarsky.
#142 - Startup School Week 1 Recap: Kevin Hale and Eric Migicovsky
Sep 4, 2019 • 39 min
We’ve cut down the first week of Startup School lectures to be even shorter and combined them into one podcast.
#141 - Diana Hu
Aug 28, 2019 • 36 min
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.
#140 - Aaron Harris on Fundraising and Meeting with Investors
Aug 21, 2019 • 37 min
Aaron Harris is a Partner at YC and before that he cofounded Tutorspree.
#139 - Jay Reno
Aug 14, 2019 • 38 min
Jay Reno is the CEO and founder of Feather. Feather is a furniture subscription service. They were in the Summer 2017 batch of YC.
#138 - Russ Roberts
Aug 7, 2019 • 59 min
Russ Roberts is the host of the podcast EconTalk, a research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, and the author of several books, including How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life.
#137 - Startup School Podcast Preview with Kevin Hale
Jul 31, 2019 • 27 min
We’re putting all the Startup School lectures on their own podcast feed. This is the first lecture from Startup School 2019.
#136 - Anu Hariharan on Managing a Board
Jul 24, 2019 • 35 min
Anu Hariharan is a partner at YC. Today’s episode is about her recent post, How To Manage a Board.
#135 - Camille Fournier
Jul 17, 2019 • 49 min
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.
#134 - Sarah Nahm and Holly Liu
Jul 10, 2019 • 58 min
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.
#133 - Updates for Startup School 2019 and Office Hours with Kevin Hale
Jul 3, 2019 • 54 min
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.
#132 - Dan Hockenmaier and Gustaf Alströmer
Jun 26, 2019 • 61 min
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.
#131 - Jeremy Rossmann
Jun 19, 2019 • 42 min
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.
#130 - Tracy Young and Kat Manalac
Jun 12, 2019 • 50 min
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.
#129 - Simone Giertz
Jun 5, 2019 • 49 min
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.
#128 - Michael Babineau and Kevin Hale
May 29, 2019 • 56 min
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.
#127 - Vidit Aatrey and Adora Cheung
May 22, 2019 • 50 min
Vidit Aatrey is cofounder and CEO of Meesho. Meesho is a platform in India that allows people to resell products using their social networks.
#126 - Chris Best and Jonathan Gill
May 15, 2019 • 49 min
Chris Best is the cofounder and CEO of Substack. Substack makes it simple for a writer to start a paid newsletter. Jonathan Gill is the cofounder and CEO of Backtracks. Backtracks is a podcast analytics and hosting platform.
#125 - Brian Halligan and Kevin Hale
May 8, 2019 • 46 min
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.
#124 - Jarvis Johnson
May 1, 2019 • 64 min
Jarvis Johnson was previously a software engineer at Patreon, Yelp, and Google. He’s now a YouTuber.
#123 - Harry Zhang and Kevin Hale
Apr 24, 2019 • 41 min
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.
#122 - Max Rhodes and Anu Hariharan
Apr 17, 2019 • 47 min
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.
#121 - David Lieb and Gustaf Alströmer
Apr 10, 2019 • 56 min
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.
#120 - Austen Allred
Apr 3, 2019 • 60 min
Austen Allred is the CEO and cofounder of Lambda School. Lambda School provides a CS education that’s free until you get a job.
#119 - Amy Buechler and Michael Seibel
Mar 27, 2019 • 53 min
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.
#118 - Marques Brownlee
Mar 21, 2019 • 52 min
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.
#117 - Craig Cannon and Adora Cheung
Mar 13, 2019 • 67 min
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.
#116 - Domonique Fines and Cadran Cowansage
Mar 11, 2019 • 21 min
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.
#115 - Mike Knoop and Kevin Hale
Mar 6, 2019 • 63 min
Mike Knoop is cofounder and Chief Product Officer at Zapier, which was in the YC Summer 2012 batch. Kevin Hale is a Visiting Partner at YC.
#114 - Karn Saroya
Feb 27, 2019 • 34 min
Karn Saroya is the CEO and cofounder of Cover, a nationally licensed insurance brokerage.
#113 - Caterina Fake and Kat Manalac
Feb 21, 2019 • 57 min
Caterina Fake hosts the podcast Should This Exist? which is about how technology is impacting our humanity. It launches today on iTunes. Kat Manalac is a partner at YC.
#112 - Ryan Hoover and Dalton Caldwell
Feb 15, 2019 • 50 min
Ryan Hoover is the founder of Product Hunt which was in the Summer 2014 YC batch and was acquired by AngelList. Dalton Caldwell is a Partner at YC where he runs admissions.
#111 - Jake Klamka and Kevin Hale
Feb 6, 2019 • 48 min
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.
#110 - Avni Patel Thompson and Kat Manalac
Jan 30, 2019 • 52 min
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.
#109 - Samantha Bradshaw
Jan 23, 2019 • 34 min
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.
#108 - Cindy Mi and Qi Lu
Jan 16, 2019 • 59 min
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.
#107 - Vinod Khosla and Sam Altman
Jan 9, 2019 • 35 min
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.
#106 - Frank Lantz
Dec 20, 2018 • 69 min
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.
#105 - Reham Fagiri and Kalam Dennis
Dec 14, 2018 • 55 min
Reham Fagiri and Kalam Dennis are the founders of AptDeco, where you can buy and sell used furniture.
#104 - Leonard Susskind
Dec 6, 2018 • 66 min
Leonard Susskind is a professor of theoretical physics at Stanford University and he’s regarded as one of the fathers of string theory.
#103 - Michael Seibel
Nov 28, 2018 • 58 min
Michael Seibel is a partner and the CEO of YC. In this episode Michael comments on five of his essays.
#102 - Andrew Kortina
Nov 20, 2018 • 69 min
Andrew Kortina is the cofounder of Venmo and Fin. Fin is a high quality, on-demand, personal assistant and executive assistant service.
#101 - Brian Donohue
Nov 14, 2018 • 68 min
Brian Donohue is President of Instapaper and a Product Engineering Manager at Pinterest.
#100 - Sam Altman
Nov 8, 2018 • 36 min
Sam Altman expands on ideas that have come up in several of his essays. Specifically: choosing projects, creating value, and finding purpose.
#99 - Laura Deming
Oct 23, 2018 • 69 min
Laura Deming is a partner at The Longevity Fund. They invest in companies that will allow us to live longer and healthier lives.
#98 - Shola Akinlade
Oct 16, 2018 • 56 min
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.
#97 - David Hua and Vincent Ning
Oct 11, 2018 • 64 min
David Hua is CEO and cofounder of Meadow. Meadow makes retail and delivery software for dispensaries. Vincent Ning is CEO and cofounder of Nabis. Nabis is a cannabis services group. They offer distribution, logistics, sales, and marketing.
#96 - Mathilde Collin
Oct 3, 2018 • 48 min
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.
#95 - Eli Schwartz
Sep 27, 2018 • 52 min
Eli Schwartz is the Director of SEO and Growth at SurveyMonkey. He came in to answer commonly asked questions about SEO.
#94 - Joan Lasenby
Sep 17, 2018 • 51 min
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.
#93 - Peter Reinhardt
Sep 6, 2018 • 49 min
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.
#92 - Ryan Petersen
Aug 30, 2018 • 59 min
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.
#91 - David Zeevi
Aug 22, 2018 • 57 min
David Zeevi focuses on developing computational methods for studying microbial ecology in the human gut and in the marine environment, and its contribution to human and environmental health.
#90 - Jessica Brillhart
Aug 16, 2018 • 58 min
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.
#89 - Geoff Ralston and Adora Cheung Discuss Startup School
Aug 7, 2018 • 26 min
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. Anyone can sign up for the course at StartupSchool.org.
#88 - Office Hours with Michael Seibel
Aug 3, 2018 • 51 min
Michael Seibel is a Partner and the CEO of YC. For this episode we took questions from the internet.
#87 - Elad Gil
Jul 27, 2018 • 43 min
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.
#86 - Jocko Willink and Mike Sarraille
Jul 20, 2018 • 84 min
Jocko Willink and Mike Sarraille served together as Navy SEALs and now work together at Echelon Front.
#85 - YC Partner AMA at the Female Founders Conference
Jul 11, 2018 • 24 min
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.
#84 - João Batalha and Luís Batalha
Jul 6, 2018 • 74 min
João Batalha and Luís Batalha are cofounders of Fermat’s Library. Fermat’s Library is a platform for annotating papers.
#83 - Scott Aaronson
Jun 29, 2018 • 74 min
Scott Aaronson researches quantum computing and computational complexity at The University of Texas at Austin.
#82 - Henrique Dubugras of Brex and Anu Hariharan
Jun 27, 2018 • 43 min
Henrique Dubugras is the cofounder of Brex, which provides corporate cards for startups. Anu Hariharan is a Partner at YC.
#81 - Announcing Work at a Startup
Jun 22, 2018 • 26 min
Jared Friedman and Matt Long discuss Work at a Startup and the Work at a Startup Expo on July 28th.
#80 - Office Hours with Adora Cheung
Jun 13, 2018 • 61 min
Adora Cheung is a partner at YC and she also cofounded Homejoy, which went through YC in the Summer 2010 batch.
#79 - Liz Wessel
May 31, 2018 • 48 min
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.
#78 - Simon Benjamin
May 25, 2018 • 79 min
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.
#77 - John Preskill
May 16, 2018 • 93 min
John Preskill is a theoretical physicist and the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech.
#76 - Carola Schönlieb
May 9, 2018 • 41 min
Carola Schönlieb is an applied mathematician at the University of Cambridge. In this episode we cover mathematical approaches to image processing.
#75 - Sean Mitchell
May 4, 2018 • 63 min
Sean Mitchell is the cofounder and CEO of Rezi. REZI helps landlords find high quality, long-term tenants in 48 hours.
#74 - Linda Xie and Avichal Garg
May 2, 2018 • 50 min
Linda Xie is the cofounder of Scalar Capital, a cryptoasset fund. Avichal Garg is a Managing Partner at Electric Capital, a value fund for digital assets.
#73 - Patrick Moberg and Holly Liu
Apr 27, 2018 • 55 min
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.
#72 - Miles Brundage and Tim Hwang
Apr 25, 2018 • 46 min
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.
#71 - Claire McDonnell and Jennifer Kim on Building an Inclusive Company Culture
Apr 20, 2018 • 45 min
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.
#70 - CoinList Cofounder Andy Bromberg and Ramon Recuero
Apr 18, 2018 • 53 min
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.
#69 - Anne Wojcicki of 23andMe and Sam Altman
Apr 13, 2018 • 28 min
Anne Wojcicki is the cofounder and CEO of 23andMe, which provides direct-to-consumer genetic testing.
#68 - Cost vs Quality in Edtech - Keith Schacht, Avichal Garg, and Geoff Ralston
Apr 6, 2018 • 55 min
Keith Schacht, Avichal Garg, and Geoff Ralston discuss edtech.
#67 - 3D Home Printing for the Developing World - Alexandria Lafci and Brett Hagler of New Story Charity
Apr 4, 2018 • 62 min
Alexandria Lafci and Brett Hagler are cofounders of New Story Charity.
#66 - Breaking Down HackerRank’s Survey of 40,000 Developers with Vivek Ravisankar
Mar 30, 2018 • 53 min
Vivek Ravisankar is the CEO and cofounder of HackerRank, which was in the Summer 2011 batch.
#65 - Funding Is an Outcome of Building a Good Business - Porter Braswell of Jopwell
Mar 21, 2018 • 50 min
Porter Braswell is the CEO and cofounder of Jopwell (YC S15).
#64 - Researching Psilocybin’s Effects on Depression - Dr. Rosalind Watts
Mar 15, 2018 • 53 min
Dr. Rosalind Watts is a clinical psychologist at the Psychedelic Research Group at Imperial College London.
#63 - The Number One Goal is Getting Started - Avni Patel Thompson of Poppy
Mar 2, 2018 • 47 min
Avni Patel Thompson is the founder and CEO of Poppy (YC W16). Poppy lets parents book the best caregivers with just a text.
#62 - Dan Lewis, CEO of Convoy, on the Future of Freight
Feb 28, 2018 • 52 min
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.
#61 - Sam Altman on Masters of Scale
Feb 22, 2018 • 58 min
Reid Hoffman interviews Sam Altman on this uncut interview from the Masters of Scale podcast.
#60 - Startup Investor School Preview with Geoff Ralston
Feb 7, 2018 • 38 min
Startup Investor School is a free, 4-day course designed to educate early stage investors interested in investing in startups. You can sign up at investor.startupschool.org.
#59 - Providing Fair Financial Products for the 56% of the US Without Access to Them - Jake Rosenberg of LendUp
Jan 31, 2018 • 33 min
Jake Rosenberg is the cofounder and CTO of LendUp (W12). Ali Rowghani is the CEO of YC Continuity.
#58 - It’s Surprising How Much Small Teams Can Get Done - Sam Chaudhary of ClassDojo
Jan 24, 2018 • 60 min
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.
#57 - Alex Blumberg of Gimlet Media
Jan 17, 2018 • 51 min
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.
#56 - Leah Culver of Breaker and Tom Sparks of YC Answer Your Questions About Security and Podcasting
Jan 5, 2018 • 58 min
Leah Culver is cofounder and CTO of Breaker, which is a social podcast listening and discovery app. Tom Sparks is an engineer on the YC Software team.
#55 - Tim Urban of Wait But Why
Jan 3, 2018 • 55 min
Tim Urban cofounded the blog Wait But Why with Andrew Finn in 2013.
#54 - Growth Office Hours: Round 2
Dec 15, 2017 • 60 min
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.
#53 - Be Wary of Solving a Small, Rare Problem - Des Traynor of Intercom
Dec 13, 2017 • 69 min
Des Traynor is the cofounder of Intercom. He stopped by to talk about product strategy and what he’s learned as his role at Intercom has evolved.
#52 - Making Physical Retail as Easy as Opening an Online Store - Ali Kriegsman and Alana Branston of Bulletin
Dec 8, 2017 • 42 min
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.
#51 - There’s an Art to Getting Brilliant People to Surprise Themselves - Kevin Slavin of The Shed
Dec 6, 2017 • 62 min
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.
#50 - Growth Office Hours with Anu Hariharan and Gustaf Alstromer
Dec 1, 2017 • 33 min
Anu Hariharan and Gustaf Alstromer are Partners at YC. This episode is a follow-up to Anu’s Growth Guide.
#49 - Microbes, Robots, and Ambition - Robin Sloan on His Novel Sourdough
Nov 29, 2017 • 57 min
Robin Sloan is a writer and media inventor based in Oakland. He just released his second novel, Sourdough.
#48 - The Future of Bike Sharing with Ofo Cofounder Yanqi Zhang and Anu Hariharan
Nov 17, 2017 • 35 min
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
Nov 15, 2017 • 62 min
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
Nov 10, 2017 • 58 min
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
Nov 8, 2017 • 60 min
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.
#44 - Cindy Mi on Building VIPKID, the World’s Largest English Learning Platform for Children
Nov 3, 2017 • 33 min
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
Nov 1, 2017 • 62 min
Matt Hackett and Casey Neistat are the cofounders of Beme, which was acquired by CNN last year.
#42 - Robotics and 3D Printing with Voodoo Manufacturing
Oct 26, 2017 • 50 min
Oliver Ortlieb and Max Friefeld are two of Voodoo Manufacturing’s four cofounders.
#41 - Experiments in Art and Technology with Artforum Editor Michelle Kuo
Oct 18, 2017 • 62 min
#40 - Content Marketing Tips from Experts at First Round Capital and Andreessen Horowitz
Oct 13, 2017 • 72 min
#39 - Mr. Robot’s Technical Producer and Writer - Kor Adana
Oct 11, 2017 • 59 min
#38 - The More You Communicate with Users, the Higher Chance You’ll Build Something They Want - Ryan Hoover of Product Hunt
Oct 4, 2017 • 49 min
#37 - Don’t Start a Blog, Start a Cult - Mr. Money Mustache
Sep 27, 2017 • 53 min
#36 - Your Whole Goal Is to Not Quit - Courtland Allen of Indie Hackers
Sep 22, 2017 • 60 min
#35 - The Technical Challenges of Measuring Gravitational Waves - Rana Adhikari of LIGO
Sep 15, 2017 • 78 min
#34 - Elizabeth Iorns on Biotech Companies in YC
Sep 13, 2017 • 41 min
#33 - The Challenges a Repeat Founder Faces
Sep 8, 2017 • 48 min
#32 - Hosain Rahman on The “Defibrillator Experiences” of Jawbone
Sep 6, 2017 • 29 min
#31 - Spotting Ecommerce Trends in Shipping Data – Laura Behrens Wu
Sep 1, 2017 • 43 min
#30 - Artist Lauren McCarthy Will Be Your Home’s Brain
Aug 29, 2017 • 49 min
#29 - Jack Dorsey On The Books That Helped Him Succeed
Aug 25, 2017 • 29 min
#28 - Prerequisites for Starting a Company - Phil Libin
Aug 23, 2017 • 28 min
#27 - The CEO Who Pays Employees to De-Locate From the Bay
Aug 18, 2017 • 44 min
#26 - Founders of Science Exchange, Goldbely, and The Flex Company Discuss Fundraising
Aug 16, 2017 • 27 min
#25 - Baidu’s AI Lab Director on Advancing Speech Recognition and Simulation
Aug 11, 2017 • 30 min
#24 - Padmasree Warrior on Designing Autonomous Vehicles - With Anu Hariharan at the Female Founders Conference
Aug 9, 2017 • 21 min
#23 - VMware Cofounder Diane Greene with Jessica Livingston at the Female Founders Conference
Aug 4, 2017 • 24 min
#22 - Morgan DeBaun on Reaching 20M Millennials - With Kat Manalac at the Female Founders Conference
Aug 2, 2017 • 26 min
#21 - Emily Weiss on the Insights That Grew Glossier - With Amy Buechler at the Female Founders Conference
Jul 26, 2017 • 27 min
#20 - Making Music and Art Through Machine Learning - Doug Eck of Magenta
Jul 21, 2017 • 44 min
#19 - Blockchain Investing - Olaf Carlson-Wee and Aaron Harris
Jul 19, 2017 • 53 min
#18 - Q&A with YC Partners at the Female Founders Conference
Jul 14, 2017 • 22 min
#17 - Aileen Lee and Kirsty Nathoo at the Female Founders Conference
Jul 12, 2017 • 26 min
#16 - Mark Zuckerberg on How to Build the Future
Jul 7, 2017 • 25 min
#15 - IPFS, CoinList, and the Filecoin ICO - Juan Benet and Dalton Caldwell
Jun 30, 2017 • 134 min
#14 - Ex Machina’s Scientific Advisor - Murray Shanahan
Jun 28, 2017 • 52 min
#13 - Scaling Growth - Gustaf Alstromer, Ed Baker, and Josh Elman
Jun 23, 2017 • 34 min
#12 - How Should Business Schools Prepare Students for Startups? - Jeff Bussgang and Michael Seibel
Jun 21, 2017 • 33 min
#11 - At The Intersection of AI, Governments, and Google - Tim Hwang
Jun 16, 2017 • 39 min
#10 - Office Hours with Ali Rowghani
Jun 14, 2017 • 24 min
#9 - Sam Altman and Reid Hoffman - From Startup to Scaleup
Jun 9, 2017 • 40 min
#8 - Rick and Morty Writer - Ryan Ridley
Jun 7, 2017 • 52 min
#7 - Jessica Livingston on How to Build the Future
May 31, 2017 • 36 min
#6 - Office Hours with Kat Manalac
May 24, 2017 • 28 min
#5 - An AI Primer with Wojciech Zaremba
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