Category: Sam Altman

Lucky coffee, unicorn stumbles and Sam Altman’s YC wager

This post is curated by Keith Teare. It was written by Alex Wilhelm. The original is [linked here] Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s […]

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Lucky coffee, unicorn stumbles, and Sam Altman’s YC wager

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had TechCrunch’s Alex Wilhelm […]

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A Clarification

I made a point in this post inelegantly in a way that was easy to misunderstand, so I’d like to clarify it. I didn’t mean […]

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E Pur Si Muove

Earlier this year, I noticed something in China that really surprised me.  I realized I felt more comfortable discussing controversial ideas in Beijing than in […]

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The Merge

A popular topic in Silicon Valley is talking about what year humans and machines will merge (or, if not, what year humans will get surpassed […]

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American Equity

I’d like feedback on the following idea. I think that every adult US citizen should get an annual share of the US GDP. I believe […]

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Reid Hoffman, Bill Gates, Sam Altman invest $30 million in Change.org

 LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman announced today that he’s making a big bet on Change.org, the site for social justice petitions. Hoffman is leading a $30 […]

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Join the YC Software Team

If you want to get funded by YC as a founder in the future, but you don’t have a startup that’s ready for that yet, […]

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Tech Workers’ Values

For good and bad, technology has become a central force in all our lives. As members of the community, we’re interested in ways in which […]

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Keep the Internet Open

The FCC has announced plans to roll back policies on net neutrality, and its new head has indicated he has no plan to stop soon. The […]

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Greg

A lot of people ask me what the ideal cofounder looks like.  I now have an answer: Greg Brockman. Every successful startup I know has […]

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Startup School will soon be in session at Y Combinator

 Y Combinator is Improving upon its Fall 2014 Stanford course, How to Start a Startup, with a larger scale online course called Startup School. Whether you swear by startup […]

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2017 YC Annual Letter

Dear YC Community: In response to a comment on Hacker News, I’m going to try writing an annual letter to the YC community with an […]

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Time to Take a Stand

It is time for tech companies to start speaking up about some of the actions taken by President Trump’s administration. There are many actions from […]

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Affordable Care

The Affordable Care Act is far from perfect–for one thing, I think health insurance should be entirely separate from employment–but I hate the thought of […]

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Affordable Care

The Affordable Care Act is far from perfect–for one thing, I think health insurance should be entirely separate from employment–but I hate the thought of […]

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Hacker News calls for “political detox,” critics cry censorship

 Can social media even exist without political debate? What about trolls? Hacker News, the social news site run by Y Combinator, is trying to find out. […]

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$1 Million VotePlz Sweepstakes

The 2016 US Presidential election feels like the most important one so far in my lifetime.  No one able to vote in the US should […]

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With a new CEO, Y Combinator will wind down fellowships and start a MOOC

 Y Combinator, which has been expanding rapidly in recent years, is making broad, organizational changes– for the second time this year. Most dramatically, Y Combinator […]

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YCombinator makes every SimCity player’s dream reality with new research initiative

 Ever wanted to design a city from scratch? All those years tinkering with SimCity and Legos are going to finally start paying dividends for a […]

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