Welcome Sharon!

Sharon Pope will be joining YC to run programs and marketing for the YC Continuity Fund.

Sharon was most recently the Chief Marketing Officer for Green Dot Corporation (inventor of the prepaid debit card; creator of the first fully mobile bank account, GoBank). Prior to that, she ran marketing & PR at Loopt (acquired by Green Dot) and managed PR and content for a range of tech companies while at San Francisco PR agencies.

We’re excited for Sharon to help engage growth stage founders and YC alumni.

Welcome Anu!

We are excited to announce that Anu Hariharan will be joining YC as a partner with the YC Continuity Fund.

Anu has been an investment partner at Andreessen Horowitz since 2014 where she focused primarily on growth stage investments in the consumer sector. Beyond her involvement in sourcing, analyzing businesses and investment diligence at a16z, she has also worked actively with the management teams at a number of portfolio companies including Airbnb, Instacart, Medium, OfferUp and Udacity.

Anu began her career as a senior engineer at Qualcomm developing their mobile video streaming solution and then spent four years at The Boston Consulting Group, as a Principal in the firm’s Private Equity Practice.  In this role, Anu led investment due diligence for clients in dozens of deals for both consumer and B2B and across a number of sectors ranging from retail and online marketplaces to fintech, data companies and many more.

Anu combines a rigor and enthusiasm for investing with an ability to relate to and really dig in and help entrepreneurs solve challenging strategic issues. We are excited to welcome her to YC where she will help grow and shape the Continuity program!