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Jessica Livingston

GigaOM interview

2 Sep, 2011

Livinston talks to GigaOm about what qualities Y Combinator partners look for in founders who apply.

First and foremost, the cofounder relationship is extremely important… Second, have the founders built something before?… Another quality I think is important is kind of being flexible-minded, or open-minded…. I always say the most important quality in any founder is being determined, and that is probably the toughest quality to judge in a 10 minute interview.

What Y Combinator looks for in a founder