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Michael Seibel

Michael Seibel
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Michael Seibel is Managing Director, Batch and Group Partner at YC. He was the cofounder and CEO of Justin.tv and Socialcam. Socialcam sold to Autodesk in 2012 for $60m and under the leadership of Emmett Shear, Justin.tv became Twitch.tv and sold to Amazon in 2014 for $970m. Before getting into startups, he spent a year as the finance director for a US Senate campaign and in 2005, Michael graduated from Yale University with a BA in political science.

YC stats

  • The YC companies Michael has worked with are worth a combined $192 billion.
  • Michael has done 6,500 office hours with 1,745+ companies over the course of 21 batches.
  • He has read over 17,000 YC applications and participated in over 3,100 YC interviews.
  • He’s advised 50+ companies worth more than $500m including:
Brex logoRippling logoMessageBird logoFlock Safety logoEquipmentShare logoAlgolia logoOpentrons logoApollo.io logoMux logoEasyPost logoVeriff logoCaptivateIQ logoSendbird logoBellabeat logoBillionToOne logoHuman Interest logoMiddesk logoInstawork logoSquire Technologies logoKalshi logoSupabase logoPanorama Education logoGoldbelly logoPostscript logoBioRender logoMutiny logoShogun logoFAZZ logoPromise logoShef logo

Videos

Building product
59:06
Building product
851K views
Over 1 year ago
How to plan an MVP
13:50
How to plan an MVP
613K views
Over 1 year ago
How to build an MVP
16:53
How to build an MVP
494K views
8 months ago
Dalton & Michael: How future billionaires get sh*t done
20:27
Dalton & Michael: How future billionaires get sh*t done
442K views
1 year ago
Dalton & Michael: Avoid these tempting startup ideas
29:00
Dalton & Michael: Avoid these tempting startup ideas
305K views
1 year ago
What makes great founders stand out?
5:53
What makes great founders stand out?
264K views
Over 1 year ago
Dalton & Michael: Most important lifestyle habits of successful founders
32:01
Dalton & Michael: Most important lifestyle habits of successful founders
259K views
1 year ago
How to get and test ideas
6:21
How to get and test ideas
251K views
Over 1 year ago
Biggest mistakes first-time founders make
7:03
Biggest mistakes first-time founders make
249K views
Over 1 year ago
How to split equity among co-founders
4:18
How to split equity among co-founders
235K views
Over 1 year ago
Inside the Group Partner Lounge: Top ways startups waste money
28:14
Inside the Group Partner Lounge: Top ways startups waste money
190K views
1 year ago
The real product-market fit
13:18
The real product-market fit
183K views
Over 1 year ago