Jessica Livingston is one of the funding partners of the seed stage venture firmYCombinator. She is also an author and published the book “Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days” in early 2007, by interviewing several founders, including Steve Wozniak, Mitch Kapor, Ray Ozzie, and Max Levchin.
Jessica is probably one of those figures in Silicon Valley who has built her name in the past years, since she started, with her boyfriend and now husband (Paul Graham), what it is today considered the best accelerator in the world. With a B.A. in English at Bucknell University, she definitely didn’t plan this entrepreneurial journey.
Jessica Livingston is also the organizer of Startup School, the big annual startup conference held by YCombinator. Before starting YCombinator, Jessica was VP of marketing at investment bank Adams Harkness, where she managed an award-winning rebranding of the company.
She was also the organizer of the Female Founders Conference, the first event that YC organised exclusively about women in tech and business.