by Greg Kumparak5/16/2023
Where does your story begin? In Your Life: The Movie, what’s the opening scene?
For Tracy Young, it might start years before she co-founded PlanGrid — a company she’d later sell for $875 million. It might start years before she was born, even. On a crowded, repurposed fishing boat, as its captain tries to convince the crew of a nearby oil rig that, for the good of everyone onboard, the fishing boat needs to sink.
YC President and CEO Garry Tan recently sat down with Tracy to hear her story. Not the story of the day PlanGrid launched — but of the events in her immigrant family’s history that helped forge who she is, to shape the lens through which she views the world, and to instill in her some of what it took to ultimately become one of the most successful founders in recent history.
I don’t want to spoil any of her story — it’s absolutely one worth listening to. Find it embedded above, or on YouTube here.
Want to hear more from Tracy Young? Find her on Twitter here. Her new startup TigerEye — which “tracks and predicts the future performance of a sales team” — shifted into early access mode just yesterday.