Sam Altman

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Sam Altman

Samuel H. "Sam" Altman is an entrepreneur, programmer, venture capitalist and blogger.[1]

He is the president of Y Combinator.[2] He was previously a co-founder and CEO of Loopt,[3] a location-based social networking mobile application, which was acquired by Green Dot Corporation in 2012.[4]

Altman was named one of the "Best Young Entrepreneurs in Technology" by BusinessWeek in 2008[5] and listed as one of the five most interesting startup founders between 1979 and 2009 by Paul Graham.[6]

Altman studied computer science at Stanford University.[7] He also taught a class there in the Fall of 2014. As of September 2014, he is an investor in Reddit.[8]


  1. ^ "Sam Altman". 
  2. ^ "Sam Altman for President". 
  3. ^ "Executives / Loopt". Loopt. Retrieved 2009-04-19. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Startup Loopt Lands with Green Dot". Wall Street Journal. 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  5. ^ "Tech’s Best Young Entrepreneurs". BusinessWeek. 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  6. ^ Graham, Paul (April 2009). "Five Founders". Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
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  8. ^ Altman, Sam. "Blog". 

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