Trevor Blackwell
  • Trevor Blackwell
  • Founder, Retired

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.


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  • Rich Aberman
  • Visiting Group Partner
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  • Elizabeth Akman
  • Batch Director
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  • Zain Ali
  • Product Designer
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  • Gustaf Alstromer
  • Group Partner
Lindsay Amos
  • Lindsay Amos
  • Director of Communications
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  • Luis Bacalao
  • General Counsel, YC Continuity
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  • Katherine Bernstein
  • Product Engineer
Divya Bhat
  • Divya Bhat
  • Visiting Group Partner
Tom Blomfield
  • Tom Blomfield
  • Visiting Group Partner
Matt Bogrand
  • Matt Bogrand
  • Principal, YC Continuity
Tim Brady
  • Tim Brady
  • Group Partner
Brendan Brown
  • Brendan Brown
  • Head of Leadership Talent
Paul Buchheit
  • Paul Buchheit
  • Group Partner
Nicole Cadman
  • Nicole Cadman
  • General Counsel, Early Stage
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  • Dalton Caldwell
  • Managing Director, Architect and Group Partner
Craig Cannon
  • Craig Cannon
  • Director of Content
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  • Celia Cheung
  • Fund Controller
Ryan Choi
  • Ryan Choi
  • Product Manager, Work at a Startup
Carolyn Conway
  • Carolyn Conway
  • Admissions Manager and Data Scientist
Nic Dardenne
  • Nic Dardenne
  • Principal, YC Continuity
Joan DeGennaro
  • Joan DeGennaro
  • Community Manager, Startup School
Ashutosh Desai
  • Ashutosh Desai
  • Visiting Group Partner
Nicolas Dessaigne
  • Nicolas Dessaigne
  • Group Partner
Doug Duhaime
  • Doug Duhaime
  • Product Engineer
Aaron Epstein
  • Aaron Epstein
  • Group Partner
Brad Flora
  • Brad Flora
  • Group Partner
Jared Friedman
  • Jared Friedman
  • Managing Director, Software and Group Partner
Daniel Gackle
  • Daniel Gackle
  • Hacker News
Adele Gower
  • Adele Gower
  • Operations Manager
Anu Hariharan
  • Anu Hariharan
  • Managing Director, YC Continuity
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  • Margot Helm
  • Executive Assistant, YC Continuity
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  • Bill Hopkins
  • Facility Manager
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  • Diana Hu
  • Visiting Group Partner
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  • Zach Kamran
  • Product Engineer
Gaby Kapp
  • Gaby Kapp
  • Legal Counsel
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  • Tamanna Khemani
  • Outreach Manager
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  • Tommy Kilmer
  • Admissions Manager and Software Engineer
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  • Ani Kochiashvili
  • FP&A Associate
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  • Krishna Korupolu
  • Associate, YC Continuity
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  • Tiffany Kosolcharoen
  • Investment Research Director
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  • Victoria Krauchunas
  • Admissions Manager
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  • Chantel LaPierre
  • Legal Analyst
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  • Carolynn Levy
  • Managing Director, Legal and People Ops
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  • Jon Levy
  • Managing Director, Partnerships
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  • Catheryn Li
  • Product Engineer
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  • Yijia Liang
  • Research Associate
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  • Matt Long
  • Product Engineer
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  • Simon Lu
  • Chief Operating Officer, YC Continuity
Irina Lukashuk
  • Irina Lukashuk
  • Fund Accounting Manager
Mia Mabanta
  • Mia Mabanta
  • Director of Talent and Programs, YC Continuity
Emily Manashi
  • Emily Manashi
  • Fund Accounting Manager
Kat Mañalac
  • Kat Mañalac
  • Managing Outreach Officer
Renee Mars
  • Renee Mars
  • Director of People Operations
Brigid McCurdy
  • Brigid McCurdy
  • Legal Counsel
Micah Morgan
  • Micah Morgan
  • Legal Analyst
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  • Eliana Moorer
  • Finance Coordinator
Casey Muller
  • Casey Muller
  • Product Engineer
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  • Kirsty Nathoo
  • Managing Director, Finance
Yna Ortega
  • Yna Ortega
  • Fund Accounting Manager
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  • Oliver Ortlieb
  • Product Engineer
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  • Eni Oyeleye
  • Legal Analyst
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  • Alex Petersen
  • Senior Legal Counsel
Jeff Peterson
  • Jeff Peterson
  • Product Engineer
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  • Steven Pham
  • Online Community Director
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  • Verena Prescher
  • Director of Finance
Angela Prochnow
  • Angela Prochnow
  • Legal Operations & Innovation Program Manager
Geoff Ralston
  • Geoff Ralston
  • President
Ali Rowghani
  • Ali Rowghani
  • Managing Director, YC Continuity
Carly Ruiz
  • Carly Ruiz
  • Project Support, YC Continuity
Arnav Sahu
  • Arnav Sahu
  • Senior Associate
Surbhi Sarna
  • Surbhi Sarna
  • Group Partner
Michael Seibel
  • Michael Seibel
  • Managing Director, Early Stage and Group Partner
Lindsay Selvitelle
  • Lindsay Selvitelle
  • Director of Events
Karan Shah
  • Karan Shah
  • Senior Associate, YC Continuity
Chris Simon
  • Chris Simon
  • Data Entry Specialist
Stephanie Simon
  • Stephanie Simon
  • Managing Admissions Officer
Blake Stockman
  • Blake Stockman
  • Technical Talent Manager
Frank Stratton
  • Frank Stratton
  • Product Engineer
Christine Sun
  • Christine Sun
  • Associate, YC Continuity
Harj Taggar
  • Harj Taggar
  • Group Partner
Mark Thurman
  • Mark Thurman
  • Product Engineer
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  • Shirley Truy
  • Paralegal
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  • Tatyana Veremyova
  • Controller
Shellie Wong
  • Shellie Wong
  • Fund Accounting Manager