From Twitch to Y Combinator CEO @Michael Seibel (2020)

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From Twitch to Y Combinator CEO @Michael Seibel (2020)

I sat down with my cofounder, Michael Seibel, to talk about how we turned our live reality show into the global platform that eventually became Twitch. Michael was previously the CEO of Y Combinator, the seed stage fund known as the first investor in Stripe, Dropbox, Instacart, Coinbase, Reddit, and thousands of other startups.


Michael is one of my closest friends and an amazing mentor. In this episode we talk about his education at Yale, founding together, mentoring the Airbnb founders early on, how to get funded by Y Combinator, and so much more. 


(This episode was originally released as S1:E1 in 2020)


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  • @Klaas @JoeJordan @Bernie this was a bloody lovely podcast ❤️

    11 days ago·

    Michael Seibel is always super chill and an expert in startups, love listening to him

    8 days ago·1 like·
  • Loved the entire story of their very different lives and how not into startup michael was. 46:00 the realisation that all his other life paths would still be open but he might never get asked to join a startup like that again. 👏

    11 days ago·

    57:00 - being rejected from VCs that didn’t think you would be able to show ads in video 😂 hindsight

    11 days ago·


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