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Startup Yoda: The man behind Y Combinator

Another good article from the New Yorker, this time about Sam Altman, the head of Y Combinator. It’s full of great quotes and numbers, including:

  • 13k software companies applied to YC this year; ~240 get in (2x harder than Stanford)
  • Collectively, YC companies are worth $80B (5x growth in last 5 years).
  • A quote from a slide titled: “VCs: Soulless Agents of Satan or Just Clumsy Rapists”

Well worth the read.

 

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