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Jared Friedman

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Partner at Y Combinator. Previously, Co-Founder & CTO, Scribd.com. Harvard drop-out and startup addict.

Partner at Y Combinator. Previously, Co-Founder & CTO, Scribd.com. Harvard drop-out and startup addict.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Data Science
  • Back End Engineering
  • Full Stack Engineering
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Product
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Data Science
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Scribd.com
Scribd

Advisor

Appszoom
Parse
Jamlegend
Madison Reed
Expedite Financial

Positions

Co-Founder & CTO Scribd.com September 2005 - June 2015
Partner Y Combinator October 2015 - present
Entrepreneur in Residence Redpoint Ventures August 2015 - October 2015
Co-Founder & CTO Scribd October 2005 - July 2015
Angel Investor Various Startups January 2007 - May 2015
Summer Associate Bridgewater Associates July 2005 - August 2005
Member of the Technical Staff Cycorp July 2004 - August 2004

Education

Harvard University Computer Science, Economics 2003 - 2007
Horace Mann 1999 - 2003

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Operations
  • • Product
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Higher Education
  • • Records
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Ruby • Fundraising • Recruiting • Scalability • Ruby on Rails • Big data • Data Science • Git • Startups

Key Accomplishments

I started Scribd in a Harvard dorm and grew it to a top 100 website with 85+ employees.

At Scribd I've been involved with basically every aspect of the business and technology and have worn every hat in the closet. But my favorite parts have been building an amazing engineering team that I continue to learn from, working on the product and business strategy, and "growth hacking" user growth and monetization.

I love all stages of company building, from 2 guys (or gals) with an idea to scaling a profitable company to market dominance.

I'm currently a partner at Y Combinator. The best way to reach me is my email: jared at ycombinator.com

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Anna Wu
They're my advisor: other  •  Entrepreneur, Sidecar.
Jared was super-helpful to me when I was starting my first company.
Mike McGuinness
16 Years of Internet Business Development. Currently VP BD at SimplyInsured. VP Bus Dev at 3 Y-Combinator companies. HBS Grad, Wharton UG.
Steven Zeiler
Inventor, Collaborator, Architect & Engineer
Jared is a talented, determined and persistent independent entrepreneur with a stellar track record of success
Zach Coelius
They're my friends  •  Advisor, Branch Metrics and Advisor, HelloSign.
Just look at the results

Zach Coelius
They're my friends  •  Advisor, Branch Metrics and Advisor, HelloSign.
Zach is a brilliant entrepreneur and has been around the block several times now with Triggit. His experience in online advertising space i ... s unparalleled and moreover his life lessons are an invaluable asset on any advisory board.