Michael Seibel synonyms with the growth of Y Combinator over the past decade.
He has an opinion about larger batch sizeone standards agreement is developingcompetition, the power of venture capital, and why startup founders should prioritize over just checking in after Referral Day.
He sees the organization, which has supported thousands of entrepreneurs — some of whom have gone on to build multibillion-dollar companies — as a software game at its heart. His views matter, as one of Y Combinator’s longest-running residents, he helps to enhance its selection process and prioritization.
The whole conversation is now live wherever you find the podcast, so listen up. Below, we extract four key excerpts from the interview for further analysis. Questions and answers have been lightly edited for clarity.