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Aaron Epstein

Aaron Epstein

Aaron Epstein
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Aaron Epstein is a Group Partner at YC. He was co-founder of Creative Market (YC W10), a marketplace for graphic design assets, which he sold to Autodesk in 2014 and spun out as an independent startup again in 2017. Aaron founded the company to make beautiful design simple and accessible to everyone, and has since helped generate more than $100M in sales for independent creators around the world. He has a BS in Business from the University of Maryland.

YC stats

  • The YC companies Aaron has worked with are worth a combined $57 billion.
  • Aaron has read more than 8,000 YC applications.
  • He's advised top YC alumni including:
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Videos and Essays

YC guide to business models
32:44
YC guide to business models
367K views
1 year ago
Critiquing AI startup websites with YC President Garry Tan
24:01
Critiquing AI startup websites with YC President Garry Tan
128K views
11 months ago
Building a better mobile app
24:03
Building a better mobile app
117K views
8 months ago
Critiquing startup websites with Instacart's first designer, Zain Ali
23:13
Critiquing startup websites with Instacart's first designer, Zain Ali
71K views
Over 1 year ago
Critiquing startup websites with Webflow CEO Vlad Magdalin
24:10
Critiquing startup websites with Webflow CEO Vlad Magdalin
58K views
1 year ago
How to convert more visitors into customers
23:50
How to convert more visitors into customers
38K views
7 months ago
Advice for new managers
Aaron Epstein
One of the most difficult things about starting a company is that you have to create both a product that people love and a company where people want to work at the same time. Here's advice for those just beginning to grow and manage a team.
Advice for new managers
Over 1 year ago