Coffee Chat with Michael Seibel CEO of Y Combinator
Event Description: Join us for a talk with Y Combinator partner and CEO Michael Seibel. Before YC, Michael was the co-founder and CEO of Justin.tv (which later became Twitch and sold to Amazon for $1B), and Socialcam. Michael will cover some of the myths that exist around starting startups, what you should do while you’re still in school if you want to start a company, and how YC can help you get started.
Speaker Bio: Michael Seibel is the CEO and a Partner at Y Combinator. Michael Seibel was the co-founder and CEO of Justin.tv and Socialcam. Socialcam sold to Autodesk in 2012 and under the leadership of Emmett Shear, Justin.tv became Twitch.tv and sold to Amazon in 2014. Before getting into startups, he spent a year as the finance director for a US Senate campaign and in 2005, Michael graduated from Yale University with a BA in political science.
About YC: Y Combinator is a startup fund based in Mountain View, CA. Twice a year, YC invests a small amount of money in a large number of startups. The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months, and the YC partners work closely with each company to get them into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each batch culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present their companies to a carefully selected audience of investors. Y Combinator has invested in over 2,500 companies including Stripe, Airbnb, Instacart, Dropbox, Reddit, Coinbase and Ginkgo Bioworks. The combined valuation of YC companies is over $150B.
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