People

Founders

Trevor Blackwell
  • Trevor Blackwell
  • Founder, Expert

Trevor Blackwell is a roboticist who in 2007 built the first dynamically balancing biped robot. He has published papers on congestion control in high speed wide area networks, signalling protocol architecture, and file system performance. He has a BEng from Carleton, and a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard.

Paul Graham
  • Paul Graham
  • Founder, Retired

Paul Graham is the author of On Lisp (1993), ANSI Common Lisp (1995), and Hackers & Painters (2004). In 1995, he and Robert Morris started Viaweb, the first SaaS company, which in 1998 became Yahoo Store. In 2002 he discovered a simple spam filtering algorithm that inspired the current generation of filters. He has an AB from Cornell and a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard.

Jessica Livingston
  • Jessica Livingston
  • Founder

Jessica Livingston was previously VP of marketing at investment bank Adams Harkness, where she managed an award-winning rebranding of the company. She is the author of Founders at Work (2007), a book of interviews with startup founders. She has a BA in English from Bucknell.

Robert Morris
  • Robert Morris
  • Founder, Retired

Robert Morris is a professor of computer science at MIT, where he is a member of the PDOS group. He has published extensively on wireless networks, distributed operating systems, and peer-to-peer applications. In 1988 his discovery of buffer overflow first brought the Internet to the attention of the general public. He has an AB and PhD in Computer Science from Harvard.

Employees

Elizabeth Akman
  • Elizabeth Akman
  • Batch Director
Zain Ali
  • Zain Ali
  • Product Designer
Gustaf Alstromer
  • Gustaf Alstromer
  • Group Partner
Lindsay Amos
  • Lindsay Amos
  • Director of Communications
Matt Bogrand
  • Matt Bogrand
  • Senior Associate, YC Continuity
Tim Brady
  • Tim Brady
  • Group Partner
Paul Buchheit
  • Paul Buchheit
  • Group Partner
Nicole Cadman
  • Nicole Cadman
  • General Counsel
Dalton Caldwell
  • Dalton Caldwell
  • Managing Director, Architect and Group Partner
Adora Cheung
  • Adora Cheung
  • Group Partner
Celia Cheung
  • Celia Cheung
  • Fund Controller
Ryan Choi
  • Ryan Choi
  • Product Manager, Work at a Startup
Carolyn Conway
  • Carolyn Conway
  • Admissions Manager and Data Scientist
Kyle Corbitt
  • Kyle Corbitt
  • Director of Startup School
Nic Dardenne
  • Nic Dardenne
  • Senior Associate, YC Continuity
Joan DeGennaro
  • Joan DeGennaro
  • Community Manager, Startup School
Nicolas Dessaigne
  • Nicolas Dessaigne
  • Visiting Group Partner
Aaron Epstein
  • Aaron Epstein
  • Group Partner
Brad Flora
  • Brad Flora
  • Visiting Group Partner
Jared Friedman
  • Jared Friedman
  • Group Partner
Daniel Gackle
  • Daniel Gackle
  • Hacker News
Ralph Gootee
  • Ralph Gootee
  • Visiting Group Partner
Adele Gower
  • Adele Gower
  • Operations Manager
Anu Hariharan
  • Anu Hariharan
  • YC Continuity Investing Partner
Aaron Harris
  • Aaron Harris
  • Group Partner
Margot Helm
  • Margot Helm
  • Executive Assistant, YC Continuity
Bill Hopkins
  • Bill Hopkins
  • Facility Manager
Kenny Joo
  • Kenny Joo
  • Assistant Controller
Jonathan Kau
  • Jonathan Kau
  • Product Engineer
Tamanna Khemani
  • Tamanna Khemani
  • Outreach Manager
Reshma Khilnani
  • Reshma Khilnani
  • Visiting Group Partner
Tommy Kilmer
  • Tommy Kilmer
  • Admissions Manager and Software Engineer
Victoria Krauchunas
  • Victoria Krauchunas
  • Admissions Manager
Ani Kochiashvili
  • Ani Kochiashvili
  • FP&A Associate
Tiffany Kosolcharoen
  • Tiffany Kosolcharoen
  • Investment Research Director
Michael Lee
  • Michael Lee
  • Facilities Coordinator
Carolynn Levy
  • Carolynn Levy
  • Managing Director, Legal and People Ops
Jon Levy
  • Jon Levy
  • Managing Director, Partnerships
Catheryn Li
  • Catheryn Li
  • Product Engineer
Matt Long
  • Matt Long
  • Product Engineer
Simon Lu
  • Simon Lu
  • Principal, YC Continuity
Irina Lukashuk
  • Irina Lukashuk
  • Fund Accounting Manager
Mia Mabanta
  • Mia Mabanta
  • Director of Talent and Programs, YC Continuity
Kat Manalac
  • Kat Manalac
  • Managing Outreach Officer
Renee Mars
  • Renee Mars
  • Director of People Operations
Eric Migicovsky
  • Eric Migicovsky
  • Group Partner
Casey Muller
  • Casey Muller
  • Product Engineer
Kirsty Nathoo
  • Kirsty Nathoo
  • Managing Director, Finance
Yna Ortega
  • Yna Ortega
  • Fund Accounting Manager
Alex Petersen
  • Alex Petersen
  • Legal Counsel
Verena Prescher
  • Verena Prescher
  • Director of Finance
Geoff Ralston
  • Geoff Ralston
  • President
Ali Rowghani
  • Ali Rowghani
  • Managing Director, YC Continuity
Carly Ruiz
  • Carly Ruiz
  • Project Support, YC Continuity
Surbhi Sarna
  • Surbhi Sarna
  • Visiting Group Partner
Michael Seibel
  • Michael Seibel
  • Managing Director, Early Stage and Group Partner
Lindsay Selvitelle
  • Lindsay Selvitelle
  • Director of Events
Stephanie Simon
  • Stephanie Simon
  • Managing Admissions Officer
Harj Taggar
  • Harj Taggar
  • Group Partner
Janelle Tam
  • Janelle Tam
  • Series A Program Manager
Mark Thurman
  • Mark Thurman
  • Product Engineer
Tatyana Veremyova
  • Tatyana Veremyova
  • Controller
Tracy Young
  • Tracy Young
  • Visiting Group Partner