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Primary Role
Managing Director, YC Research @
Investments
42 Investments in 40 Companies
Born:
April 22, 1985
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
Website:
http://blog.samaltman.com/
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Person Details

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Sam Altman is president of Y Combinator and was the cofounder of Loopt, a location-based social networking app, which was part of YC's first batch in 2005 and acquired by Green Dot in 2012.

Prior to taking over as Y Combinator's president, Sam was a part-time partner at Y Combinator since 2011. You can read Sam's essays on startups and technology at his blog.

Sam has consistently been recognized for his entrepreneurship. He was featured in Inc. Magazine's Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 and BusinessWeek's Tech's Best Entrepreneurs.

As an early innovator in mobile location services, Sam joined Apple CEO Steve Jobs on stage at WWDC 2008, presenting Loopt as one of the first applications in the iPhone App Store.

Sam has been a valuable source for many media outlets including Charlie Rose, CNN, The Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and numerous others.

Jobs (5)

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Managing Director, YC Research

Jan, 2016 - Current   (9 months)
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Feb 21, 2014
Jan, 2016
President

Board & Advisor Roles (7)

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Aug, 2016$1.5M / Seed (Lead)Personal Investment
May, 2016undisclosed amount / Series BPersonal Investment
Mar, 2016$50M / Series C (Lead)Personal Investment
Mar, 2016$25M / Series BPersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$3M / VenturePersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$12.5M / Series A (Lead)Personal Investment
Jul, 2015$6.4M / VenturePersonal Investment
Dec, 2014$10M / Series B (Lead)Personal Investment
Dec, 2014$25M / Series CPersonal Investment
Oct, 2014$6M / Series APersonal Investment
Oct, 2014$2.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2014$50M / Series B (Lead)Personal Investment
Sep, 2014$35M / Series CPersonal Investment
Jul, 2014$9.95M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2014$15M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2014$44M / Series BPersonal Investment
Apr, 2014$600k / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2014$10.3M / Series APersonal Investment
Mar, 2014$40M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jan, 2014$6.9M / VenturePersonal Investment
Nov, 2013$1.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2013$2.4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2013$4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2013$3.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2013$3.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2013$2M / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Aug, 2013$1.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2013$4M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2013$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2013$1.2M / Angel
Feb, 2013$6.62M / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2012$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2012$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2012$3.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2012$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2012$4.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2012undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
2012$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2011$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2011$2.1M / SeedPersonal Investment

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