Welcome Amy, Susan, Colleen, and Steven

by Sam Altman6/17/2015

I’m delighted to announce four new additions to the YC team.

Buechler is joining us as an associate, working closely with founders in the
current investment cycle.  Previously,
she got an M.A. in Counseling Psychology at the Wright Institute, led study
abroad programs through the Bali Institute, and managed commercial real

Susan Hobbs
is joining us as Director of Events. 
Previously, she was at TechCrunch for four years where she focused on
programming for the TechCrunch events, including Disrupt.  Before that, Susan was
the first non-engineering hire at both Codian and at CoTweet.

Colleen Taylor is joining us as Editorial Director.  Colleen was most recently at TechCrunch,
where she served as the editorial director for TechCrunch TV.  Previously, she worked as a reporter at
GigaOM, the Financial Times’ Mergermarket newswire, and the semiconductor
industry newsletter Electronic News. 

Steven Pham is joining us as our office manager.   Steven was formerly Garry Tan’s Chief of
Staff and has a BS in Biomedical Engineering.

Welcome to YC!


  • Sam Altman

    Sam Altman is the CEO of OpenAI. He was the president of YC from 2014-2019. He studied computer science at Stanford, and while there, worked in the AI lab.