Welcome Michael, Jon, and Ilya

by Sam Altman12/3/2014

delighted to share that Michael Seibel (formerly a part-time partner at YC) and Jon
Levy (formerly a part-time lawyer for YC) are becoming partners.

Ilya Sukhar (CEO of Parse, which was acquired by Facebook) is becoming a part-time partner. 

Michael was a co-founder and CEO Justin.tv and the co-founder and CEO of Socialcam (YC
S2012, acquired by Autodesk).  In 2014 Justin.tv
became Twitch Interactive and under the leadership of Emmett Shear Kevin Lin
sold to Amazon for $970MM.  Michael graduated from Yale University with a
bachelor’s degree in political science.  

Levy previously counseled public and private companies as an attorney for WSGR
and began consulting with Y Combinator in 2008. 
Jon also worked in investment banking for many years.  Over the past several years, Jon has become one of the most trusted advisors to many YC startups.  Jon earned a J.D. from the University of
Michigan Law School and B.A. in English Literature and Religious Studies from
Wesleyan University.

is cofounder and CEO of Parse (YC S2011) which was acquired by Facebook in
2013. He continues to run the company as a subsidiary of Facebook and also
works on other platform projects there. Prior to Parse, Ilya was the first
employee at Etacts (YC W10, acquired by Salesforce) and an early employee at
Ooyala.  He studied Computer Science and
Operations Research at Cornell.


  • 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.