Michael Seibel is synonymous With the growth of Y Combinator over the past decade.
He sees the institution, which has supported thousands of entrepreneurs, some of whom have gone on to build billion-dollar companies, as a software play. His perspective is important because as one of Y Combinator’s longest tenured residents, he helps strengthen the selection process and prioritization.
It the whole conversation is now live wherever you find podcasts, so give it a listen! Below, we have isolated four key excerpts from the interview for further analysis. The questions and answers have been lightly edited for clarity.