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We talk with people who are shaping the future. A show about technology in business, research, and art.
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We talk with people who are shaping the future. A show about technology in business, research, and art.

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#126 - Chris Best and Jonathan Gill

5/15/2019
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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. Backtracks is a podcast analytics and hosting platform. You can check them out at Backtracks.fm. Chris is on Twitter @cjgbest and Jonathan is @jgill333. The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon. Y Combinator invests a small amount of money...

Duration:00:49:28

#125 - Brian Halligan and Kevin Hale

5/8/2019
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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 @ilikevests. 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. Learn more about YC and apply for funding here:...

Duration:00:37:29

#124 - Jarvis Johnson

5/1/2019
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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 money ($150k) in a large number of startups (recently 200), twice a year. Learn more about YC and apply for funding here: https://www.ycombinator.com/apply/ *** Topics 00:00 - Intro 00:20 - Jarvis' intro 00:50 - Where his videos...

Duration:01:04:35

#123 - Harry Zhang and Kevin Hale

4/24/2019
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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 podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon. *** Topics 00:00 - Intro 00:31 - Harry's intro 00:41 - What did Lob have when they applied to YC? 2:01 - Documentation as an API company 3:16 - Where did the insight to create Lob come from? 4:26...

Duration:00:41:03

#122 - Max Rhodes and Anu Hariharan

4/17/2019
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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 @AnuHariharan. *** Topics 00:00 - Intro 00:32 - Max's intro 01:06 - Leaving Square and coming up with the idea for Faire 7:37 - Changes to SMBs in the past five years 9:37 - What is Faire? 11:57 - Max’s vision for Faire 15:12 - Finding...

Duration:00:38:44

#121 - David Lieb and Gustaf Alströmer

4/10/2019
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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 @gustaf. The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon. *** Topics 00:00 - Intro 00:42 - How Bump became one of the biggest apps on the App Store 3:56 - Bump was the billionth app downloaded on iOS 6:14 - David's YC interview 8:17 - Bump's...

Duration:00:46:25

#120 - Austen Allred

4/3/2019
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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 @austen. The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon. *** Topics 00:00 - Intro 1:01 - Encouraging people to do something that they're scared to do 5:16 - Where did the insight for Lambda School come from? 6:26 - College vs developer...

Duration:00:48:50

#119 - Amy Buechler and Michael Seibel

3/27/2019
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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 foundercoach.io and on Twitter at @amybue. Michael is on Twitter at @mwseibel. The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon. *** Topics 00:00 - Intro 00:41 - What is coaching? 01:11 - How is coaching different from therapy? 2:31 - What are...

Duration:00:53:30

#118 - Marques Brownlee

3/21/2019
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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 @MKBHD. The YC Podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon. *** Topics 00:00 - Intro 00:26 - What does Marques attribute his channel's success to? 2:41 - The early days 5:11 - How does he go about evaluating a product? 7:31 - Features that...

Duration:00:52:26

#117 - Craig Cannon and Adora Cheung

3/13/2019
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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. *** Topics 00:21 - Adora's intro 1:26 - Craig's intro 4:06 - Starting the YC podcast 5:21 - Podcast metrics 6:21 - Tips on creating a podcast 8:31 - Picking episode topics 9:21 - Order of operations for finding guests 10:51 - Preparing...

Duration:00:54:25

#116 - Domonique Fines and Cadran Cowansage

3/11/2019
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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 @cadran_c. *** Topics 00:30 - Dom’s intro 00:50 - How Dom started in events and her background 2:25 - Deciding to not go to law school 3:55 - Choosing to work on tech events 6:00 - Outreach to underrepresented founders 9:15 - Common...

Duration:00:21:42

#115 - Mike Knoop and Kevin Hale

3/6/2019
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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 was funded by YC in 2006 and acquired by SurveyMonkey in 2011. You can find Mike on Twitter at @mikeknoop and Kevin at @ilikevests. The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon. *** Topics 00:43 - Kevin's intro 01:03 - Mike's intro 2:03 -...

Duration:00:25:34

#114 - Karn Saroya

2/27/2019
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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 insurance partners so that you can get the best price and coverage. You can find Karn on Twitter at @karnsaroya. The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon. *** Topics 00:36 - Karn’s intro 01:01 - Using computer vision to identify and catalogue...

Duration:00:34:47

#113 - Caterina Fake and Kat Manalac

2/21/2019
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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 find Caterina on Twitter at @Caterina and Kat at @KatManalac. The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon. *** Topics 00:32 - Caterina's new podcast, Should This Exist? 2:32 - Is there a process for considering if something should...

Duration:00:57:34

#112 - Ryan Hoover and Dalton Caldwell

2/15/2019
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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 @rrhoover and Dalton is at @daltonc. The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon. *** Topics 00:27 - Ryan's intro 00:52 - Dalton's intro 1:27 - Forming Product Hunt and applying to YC 5:17 - Product Hunt's growth rate when they applied to...

Duration:00:50:51

#111 - Jake Klamka and Kevin Hale

2/6/2019
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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 the cofounder of Wufoo, which was funded by YC in 2006 and acquired by SurveyMonkey in 2011. You can find Jake on Twitter at @jakeklamka and Kevin at @ilikevests. The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon. *** Topics 00:37 - Kevin's...

Duration:00:48:44

#110 - Avni Patel Thompson and Kat Manalac

1/30/2019
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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 Manalac is a partner at YC. You can find Avni on Twitter at @APatelThompson and Kat at @KatManalac. The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon - @CraigCannon. *** Topics 00:35 - Kat’s intro 01:15 - Avni’s intro 2:15 - When did it become clear...

Duration:00:52:52

#109 - Samantha Bradshaw

1/23/2019
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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 @sbradshaww. The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon. *** Topics :53 - What is a bot? 2:53 - When computational propaganda began 3:53 - Changes in bot tactics since 2016 5:53 - Using bots for content creation 7:28 - WhatsApp and the...

Duration:00:34:04

#108 - Cindy Mi and Qi Lu

1/16/2019
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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. *** Topics 00:23 - Qi's intro 00:38 - Cindy's intro 1:38 - Moving to a new province as a teenager 4:38 - Being an educator and an entrepreneur 8:23 - Starting VIPKid in a hyper-competitive market 14:53 - Metrics for measuring product market fit 21:43 - How did she find the business...

Duration:00:59:09

#107 - Vinod Khosla and Sam Altman

1/9/2019
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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 RISC processors. How to Build the Future is hosted by Sam Altman. *** Topics 00:30 - Vinod’s intro 01:20 - A zero-million-dollar company vs a zero-billion-dollar company 4:20 - What percentage of investors in Silicon Valley are good...

Duration:00:35:15