Engineer #1 at ReadMe (YC W15): Marc Cuva
by Ryan Choi6/23/2020
Marc Cuva is the lead Product Manager at ReadMe (YC W15), where he was also the company’sfirst full-time engineer. Learn more about Marc’s impact on the company vision,his transition to product, and the mentorship he’s gotten from ReadMe’s founderto further his development.
Vikrum Nijjar: Engineer #1 at Firebase and Founder of Gold Fig Labs (YC S19)
by Ryan Choi11/22/2019
Vikrum Nijjar joined as the first engineer at Firebase, and did whatever ittook to help the company succeed: scaling out infrastructure, shipping mobileSDKs, hosting 1-1 office hours with developers and even standing in as SRE for24×7 hour shifts… for over a year.
Engineer #2 at ClearBrain (YC W18): Cynthia Rogers
by Ryan Choi10/1/2019
Cynthia Rogers, a CS graduate from WPI near Boston, made her move to SanFrancisco with no job lined up, a decision tree of startup failure outcomes andwell wishes from her old team at DraftKings.She landed at ClearBrain (YC W18) as the secondeng hire, and found exactly what she wanted: a great mentor/manager, a strongtechnical team, and challenging work to keep her learning (but not overwhelmed).
Employee #1: Kickstarter
by Craig Cannon12/3/2016
Employee #1 is a series of interviews focused on sharing the often untoldstories of early employees at tech companies.Cassie Marketos was the first employee at Kickstarter .Discussed: Meeting Yancey, Setting Kickstarter’s Tone Through CommunityManagement, Choosing Projects to Feature, Learning How To Manage Up, Moving On,Book Recommendations.You can subscribe to YC’s newsletter[http://ycombinator.us7.list-manage1.
Employee #1: Warby Parker
by Craig Cannon11/30/2016
A conversation with Mara Castro, Warby Parker’s first employee.Employee #1 is a series of interviews focused on sharing the often untoldstories of early employees at tech companies.Mara Castro was the first employee at Warby Parker. She currently is the Director of CustomerExperience.
Employee #1: Coinbase
by Craig Cannon9/28/2016
A conversation with Olaf Carlson-Wee, Coinbase's first employee.
Employee #1: Dropbox
by Craig Cannon9/19/2016
A conversation with Aston Motes, Dropbox’s first employee.Employee #1 is a series of interviews focused on sharing the often untoldstories of early employees at tech companies.Aston Motes was the first employee at Dropbox. He’s now a startup advisor andinvestor, and he currently is focused on multiple projects at the intersectionof music and technology.