Y Combinator

Join us for a talk with Y Combinator Partner Gustaf Alstromer and Veriff Founder Kaarel Kotkas. Before YC, Gustaf spent 4.5 years at Airbnb where he worked as a Product Lead on the Growth team, a team he helped start in 2012. Kaarel Kotkas is the founder of Veriff. Veriff is an AI-driven online identity verification company that protects businesses and their customers from online identity fraud by making sure that a person is who they claim to be. They will talk about their startup journey and YC experiences. Gustaf and Kaarel will also spend time answering your questions

Event Format:

  • 5-minute introduction by University
  • 5-minute YC introduction by YC Partner, Gustaf Alstromer
  • 20-minute fireside chat with YC Partner, Gustaf Alstromer & Veriff Founder Kaarel Kotkas
  • 30 minutes open live Q&A

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 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.

The event is finished.


Mar 17 2021


17:00 - 18:00






UT Startup Lab