Jessica Livingston

American businesswoman and writer / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jessica Livingston, born 1971, is an American author and a founding partner of the seed stage venture firm Y Combinator.[1][2] [3] She also organized Startup School.[4] Previously, she was the VP of marketing at Adams Harkness Financial Group.[5] She has a B.A. in English from Bucknell University.[6] She is a 1989 graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover.[7]

Jessica Livingston in 2007

In early 2007, Livingston released Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days (published by Apress), a collection of interviews with famous startup founders, including Steve Wozniak, Mitch Kapor, Ray Ozzie, and Max Levchin.[8]

In 2008, she married fellow Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham.[9][10]

In December 2015, it was announced that Livingston is one of the financial backers of OpenAI, a for-profit company aimed at the safe development of artificial general intelligence.[11]