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Episodes

#54 - Growth Office Hours: Round 2

12/15/2017
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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.

Duration: 01:00:22


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

12/13/2017
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Des Traynor is the cofounder of Intercom. Here's his talk Product Strategy Means Saying No and the blog post.

Duration: 01:09:54


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

12/8/2017
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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 Alana went through YC Fellowship and then the winter 2017 batch. The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.

Duration: 00:42:38


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

12/6/2017
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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 Algorithms Shape Our World. The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.

Duration: 01:02:44


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

12/1/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:33:15


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

11/29/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:57:50


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

11/17/2017
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Yanqi Zhang is a cofounder and COO of Ofo. Anu Hariharan is a Partner at YC.

Duration: 00:35:52


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

11/15/2017
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Qi Lu is the COO of Baidu. Daniel Gross is a Partner at YC.

Duration: 01:02:07


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

11/10/2017
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David Wallerstein is Tencent's Chief eXploration Officer. Anu Hariharan is a Partner at YC.

Duration: 00:58:38


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

11/8/2017
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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.

Duration: 01:00:30


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

11/3/2017
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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. Anu Hariharan is a Partner here at YC.

Duration: 00:33:16


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

11/1/2017
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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 VP of Engineering at Tumblr.

Duration: 01:02:47


#42 - Robotics and 3D Printing with Voodoo Manufacturing

10/26/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:50:06


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

10/18/2017
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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.

Duration: 01:02:58


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

10/13/2017
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Camille Ricketts is the Head of Content and Marketing at First Round Capital. Sonal Chokshi is an Editorial Partner at Andreessen Horowitz.

Duration: 01:12:01


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

10/11/2017
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Kor Adana is a writer and technical producer on Mr. Robot. Mr. Robot season three premieres tonight.

Duration: 00:59:14


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

10/4/2017
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Ryan Hoover is the founder of Product Hunt. Get a 10% discount on Ship pro plans by using this link.

Duration: 00:49:16


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

9/27/2017
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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 through badassity". You can apply to the W18 batch of YC here - ycombinator.com/apply

Duration: 00:53:06


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

9/22/2017
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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 Hackers podcast here.

Duration: 01:00:14


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

9/15/2017
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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.

Duration: 01:18:29

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