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Dalton Caldwell

Dalton Caldwell
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Dalton Caldwell is Managing Director, Investments and Group Partner at YC. He was the cofounder and CEO of imeem (acquired by MySpace in 2009), and the cofounder and CEO of App.net. He has a BS in Symbolic Systems and a BA in Psychology from Stanford University.

YC stats

  • The YC companies Dalton has worked with are worth a combined $170 billion.
  • He's done more than 6,500 office hours over the course of 21 batches at YC.
  • He's advised more than 35 YC unicorns including:
Bellabeat logoAlgolia logoFront logoDoorDash logoEasyPost logoFlexport logoHelion Energy logoShipBob logoSnapdocs logoAmplitude logoWebflow logoMashgin logoRazorpay logoTeleport logoHuman Interest logoMux logoLattice logoOutschool logoOpentrons logoPodium logoRappi logoVetcove logoPeople.ai logoBird logoBrex logoRetool logoTruepill logoNewfront logoGem logoReplit logoTitan logoDeel logoNALA logoVendr.com logoWhatnot logoAirbyte logoZip logoJeeves logo

Videos

Dalton & Michael: How future billionaires get sh*t done
20:27
Dalton & Michael: How future billionaires get sh*t done
592K views
Over 1 year ago
Avoid these tempting startup tarpit ideas
29:00
Avoid these tempting startup tarpit ideas
474K views
1 year ago
Dalton & Michael: Most important lifestyle habits of successful founders
32:01
Dalton & Michael: Most important lifestyle habits of successful founders
336K views
1 year ago
Dalton & Michael: Why you should leave your FAANG job
19:45
Dalton & Michael: Why you should leave your FAANG job
208K views
Over 1 year ago
How to apply and succeed at Y Combinator
40:21
How to apply and succeed at Y Combinator
196K views
Over 1 year ago
How To NOT Get Screwed Over As A Software Engineer
17:39
How To NOT Get Screwed Over As A Software Engineer
187K views
6 months ago
Dalton & Michael: Where do great startup ideas come from?
20:57
Dalton & Michael: Where do great startup ideas come from?
163K views
Over 1 year ago
Dalton & Michael: Things that don't scale, the software edition
25:56
Dalton & Michael: Things that don't scale, the software edition
158K views
Over 1 year ago
Dalton & Michael: Simple products that became big companies
21:19
Dalton & Michael: Simple products that became big companies
146K views
Over 1 year ago
Dalton & Michael: Save your startup during an economic downturn
35:46
Dalton & Michael: Save your startup during an economic downturn
146K views
Over 1 year ago
Dalton & Michael: Will OpenAI kill all startups?
13:21
Dalton & Michael: Will OpenAI kill all startups?
129K views
10 months ago
Dalton & Michael: What does it really mean to do things that don't scale?
18:52
Dalton & Michael: What does it really mean to do things that don't scale?
128K views
Over 1 year ago