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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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#94 - Joan Lasenby

9/17/2018
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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 published work. In this episode we talk about Joan’s research into 3D reconstruction from multiple cameras and her interest in geometric algebra. The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon. *** Topics 00:32 - What's a tangible example of geometric...

Duration:00:51:14

#93 - Peter Reinhardt

9/6/2018
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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 by Craig Cannon. *** Topics 00:26 - What is Segment? 1:56 - Segment’s first customers 3:31 - Their YC application 4:26 - Going through YC 5:56 - Realizing their first product didn’t work 10:56 - Launching Analytics.js 12:11 -...

Duration:00:49:07

#92 - Ryan Petersen

8/30/2018
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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 batch. *** Topics 0:23 - What is a freight forwarder? 3:08 - Selling electric scooters on eBay 15 years ago 5:53 - Ryan’s business school experience 10:23 - Amazon competing with their vendors 13:23 - Matt Susk asks - What were the most...

Duration:00:59:29

#91 - David Zeevi

8/22/2018
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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 environment, and its contribution to human and environmental health. He was one of the authors on the paper Personalized Nutrition by Prediction of Glycemic Responses. The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon. Apply for $120K in funding from...

Duration:00:57:28

#90 - Jessica Brillhart

8/16/2018
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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 VRAI 10:23 - Story in film vs. VR 12:38 - Gaming 19:53 - Conditions at Omaha - The Weather Channel in VR 22:38 - Jessica's upcoming projects 27:48 - Andrew Peterman asks - How long until we'll be able to create 3D 360° video from cell...

Duration:00:58:28

#89 - Geoff Ralston and Adora Cheung Discuss Startup School

8/7/2018
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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 the course. Anyone can sign up for the course at StartupSchool.org. Read the transcript here. The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon. *** Topics 0:40 - What is Startup School? 3:40 - Who are the speakers this year? 5:00 - What are...

Duration:00:26:06

#88 - Office Hours with Michael Seibel

8/3/2018
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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 office hours episode, just tweet them our way. Read the transcript here. The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon. We're accepting applications from startups for the Winter 2019 funding cycle. Apply here. Questions 00:25 - Why is YC worth 7%...

Duration:00:51:50

#87 - Elad Gil

7/27/2018
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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 guide to scaling startups published by Stripe Press. It contains tactical advice on key issues for post product-market fit companies such as the role of the CEO, hiring executives, late stage fundraising, M&A, and other topics. It also...

Duration:00:43:19

#86 - Jocko Willink and Mike Sarraille

7/20/2018
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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 matches employers with veterans from special operations forces and combat aviation. You can learn more about Overwatch at EFOverwatch.com. They’re also hosting an event called the Muster in San Francisco on October 17th and 18th. You can sign up...

Duration:01:24:37

#85 - YC Partner AMA at the Female Founders Conference

7/11/2018
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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 posting the other talks from the Female Founders Conference today. You can see all of them and read the transcripts at blog.ycombinator.com If you’d like to learn more about the Female Founders Conference, head over to...

Duration:00:24:34

#84 - João Batalha and Luís Batalha

7/6/2018
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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 Neumann's First Computer Program by Donald Knuth. They’ve also built a Chrome Extension call Librarian for the arXiv which allows you to get direct links to references, do BibTeX extraction and make comments on papers. You can find them at...

Duration:01:14:10

#83 - Scott Aaronson

6/29/2018
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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. His research interests center around the capabilities and limits of quantum computers, and computational complexity theory more generally. If you’ve listened to our other episodes about quantum computers and are curious to learn more, check out...

Duration:01:14:59

#82 - Henrique Dubugras of Brex and Anu Hariharan

6/27/2018
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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 discussing how the Brex team built out their service, Anu and Henrique also cover the specifics of what it takes to build a fintech startup in 2018. And Henrique shares advice for young founders, as he started his first company at 16. Read the...

Duration:00:43:22

#81 - Announcing Work at a Startup

6/22/2018
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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 working on. It’s called Work at a Startup and it’s like a common application for engineers to apply to many YC companies simultaneously. We’re also hosting a Work at a Startup Expo on July 28th in Mountain View where you’ll be able to meet 35...

Duration:00:26:22

#80 - Office Hours with Adora Cheung

6/13/2018
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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. Questions 0:41 - topherPedersen asks - How many users did you have when you applied to YC? Also, how much revenue had you generated? 2:55 - Hatlii asks - How do you keep going if you can’t raise any money? 4:54 - Alejandro Ruperti asks -...

Duration:01:01:59

#79 - Liz Wessel

5/31/2018
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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.

Duration:00:48:21

#78 - Simon Benjamin

5/25/2018
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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 start by covering some fundamentals then go into different approaches for constructing and scaling a quantum computer. Read the transcript here. The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.

Duration:01:19:16

#77 - John Preskill

5/16/2018
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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 could exist outside of black holes and after six years Hawking conceded that they were possible in very special, “nongeneric” conditions. In this episode we cover what John’s been focusing on for years: quantum information, quantum computing, and...

Duration:01:33:47

#76 - Carola Schönlieb

5/9/2018
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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 this episode we cover mathematical approaches to image processing. The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.

Duration:00:41:51

#75 - Sean Mitchell

5/4/2018
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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.

Duration:01:03:19