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Sam Altman

Sam Altman

American Investor and Entrepreneur.

Sam Altman is an American investor and entrepreneur, originally known for founding Loopt, a location-based mobile startup which was in the fist batch of Y Combinator.



Sam Altman took over from Paul Graham as the head of Y Combinator in 2015, with a focus on scaling the investment firm and enabling its growth over the long term.



His personal angel investments, via his vehicle Hydrazine Capital, include companies like Airbnb, Stripe, Reddit, Asana, Pinterest, Teespring, Zenefits and FarmLogs.

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April 22, 1985

Sam Altman was born in Chicago.

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Melia Russell
November 14, 2019
Business Insider
Presidential candidate Andrew Yang had a fundraiser attended by tech workers in San Francisco at supporter and tech investor Sam Altman's house.
Melia Russell
October 29, 2019
Business Insider
Presidential candidate Andrew Yang is having a fundraiser in San Francisco at supporter and tech investor Sam Altman's home.
Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco
July 30, 2019
the Guardian
Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg has been successful in attracting the attention of venture capitalist supporters. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Josh Constine
May 30, 2019
TechCrunch
OpenAI's co-founders Greg Brockman and Sam Altman aren't afraid of Terminator robots. At TechCrunch Disrupt SF in October, they'll tell our audience why it's the more subtle repercussions of artificial general intelligence -- like its impact on employment, cyberwarfare and concentration of power -- that shake the duo. But the epic potential for the technology [...]
Kate Clark
April 26, 2019
TechCrunch
Sam Altman's little brother Jack is an entrepreneur, too. And yes, his startup is a YC grad.
Kate Clark
March 16, 2019
TechCrunch
In this week's newsletter: The college admissions scandal engulfs TPG, Accel raises $2.5B for three funds and investing app Stash brings in $65M.
Kate Clark
March 9, 2019
TechCrunch
In this week's startups newsletter: Y Combinator president Sam Altman is stepping down, Marie Kondo is raising VC and Munchery has finally filed for bankruptcy.
Heather Somerville
March 8, 2019
U.S.
Sam Altman is stepping down from his post as president of Y Combinator, the startup accelerator said on Friday, a pivotal change for the organization that was influential in the creation of startups such as Airbnb, Dropbox Inc and Cruise.
Kate Clark
March 8, 2019
TechCrunch
What's going on at Y Combinator?
KATIE ROBERTSON
March 1, 2019
www.nytimes.com
The Snap chief said that he was "impressed" by Europe's moves, and that there was still time to "course-correct" in the United States.