I’m delighted to announce that Ali Rowghani is joining YC as a part-time partner. He will mostly focus on helping our alumni that are a few years out of YC scale their companies, but I’m sure the current batch will enjoy getting to know him as well.
Though we’ve traditionally focused on helping very early-stage companies, our successful companies have asked for help on topics like scaling operations, managing hypergrowth, building out management teams, etc.
Ali is a perfect fit for helping YC companies with these scaling questions. Ali was the CFO at Pixar, where he spent 9 years working closely with Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs. In 2010, he joined Twitter as its first CFO, at a time when Twitter had about 100 employees, 20 million users, and virtually no revenue. In late 2012, he became Twitter’s COO and took on many additional responsibilities within the company.