[PROFILE] Searchlight: Michael Seibel (Tech / Venture Capital)
Editor’s Note: Michael was selected for theREGISTRYBayArea / Digital Diversity Network “2015 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity – Silicon Valley” list.
From 2x Entrepreneur to Partner at Y Combinator – The View from Both Sides of the Table
Title/Position: Partner, Y Combinator
Michael has been involved with several of the most important companies in the video space, including Twitch (acquired by Amazon for $970 million) and Socialcam (acquired by Autodesk for $60 million). In addition, Michael is as a Partner at Y Combinator, one of the premier accelerator and venture capital organizations in the technology industry. We had the opportunity to learn more about Michael’s past experience and his advice for budding entrepreneurs.
What issues are you most passionate about?
Politics, startups, food/cooking, and travel.
Who is one person you follow on social media who you think others should follow?
No idea – I mostly use Facebook and follow my friends.
What news outlets or media sources do you read on a regular basis?
TechCrunch, Techmeme, Google News, Meet the Press, and a number of podcasts including: Planet Money, Freakonomics, Intelligence Squared US, and This American Life.