by Michael Seibel6/21/2017
We’re excited to welcome Eric, Gustaf, and Jocelyn to the YC Team.
Gustaf Alstromer is joining YC as a partner. Most recently, 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. Before Airbnb, Gustaf was Head of Growth at Voxer, and prior to that, he was CEO & cofounder of Heysan, which was part of the YC W07 batch.
Eric Migicovsky is joining YC as a Visiting Partner. Eric founded Pebble Technology (YC W11), which was acquired by Fitbit in 2016. While studying engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2008, Eric began building smartwatches with a group of friends. In April 2012, Eric and his team launched Pebble on Kickstarter, where it became the most successful crowdfunded project in Kickstarter’s history. Pebble sold over 2,000,000 watches and generated revenues of more than $200 million.
Jocelyn Robancho is joining YC as the Assistant Batch Director. Prior to YC, she was the Director of Business Operations for Hack Reactor and the cofounder/COO of a food recommendation app. Jocelyn holds a bachelor’s in Economics and another in Politics from UC Santa Cruz.
Michael Seibel is a Group Partner and Managing Director, Early Stage at YC. He was the cofounder and CEO Justin.tv and Socialcam. Socialcam sold to Autodesk in 2012 and Justin.tv became Twitch.