Hello, my name is Michael Seibel. I am 31 years old and have lived and worked in the Bay Area for the past 8 years. Currently I work at Y Combinator as a part-time partner; however, I'm taking the summer off to travel the world and meet great startups.
Previously, I was a co-founder and CEO of Justin.tv from 2007 - 2011 and the co-founder and CEO of Socialcam in 2012. During 2012, Socialcam participated in Y Combinator, raised angel financing from a group of amazing investors, and sold to Autodesk Inc. for $60m (link). Needless to say - it was a busy year. In 2014 Justin.tv became Twitch Interactive and under the leadership of Emmett Shear and Kevin Lin sold to Amazon for $970m.
Before getting into tech, I spent a year as the finance director for a US Senate campaign and before that I graduated from Yale University with a bachelors degree in political science. Today I spend the large majority of my free time cooking, reading, traveling and going for long drives. I live in Berkeley, CA with my amazing girlfriend Sarah.
Here is my advice for how to start a tech company and how to get into YC
A brief overview of the organization I work for
I am an investor/advisor for the following companies:
Here is where you can see me speak:
These are some of organizations I work with to help startups:
Without my teammates I would have received none of these honors: