Y Combinator’s Pakistani COO quits after two years

Qasar Younis was made the incubator’s first COO in 2015

Tech Desk April 27, 2017
Qasar Younis was made the incubator’s first COO in 2015. PHOTO: QASAR YOUNIS

Qasar Younis, a former partner and chief operating officer at Y Combinator, considered to be one of the world's most powerful start-up incubators, has left the company to work “on something new,” according to the departing executive’s personal site and Facebook account.

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Younis, who hails from Punjab, first participated in the Silicon Valley based accelerator in 2010 as an entrepreneur. He joined the incubator three years later after selling his company TalkBin to tech giant Google.

In 2015, Younis was made the incubator’s first COO by Y Combinator president, Sam Altman, and was made responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs of the program and scale the organisation as it took over bigger and more ambitious projects.

The Silicon Valley veteran is now planning to start something of his own, bit isn't ready to announce what he is working on just yet.

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“I've been thinking of starting my own thing. After three years at Google and three at YC, I think it’s time,” reads a statement on Younis’s Facebook account. “I'm not ready to announce what i'm doing next but I'm sure it won’t be a surprise to any of you.”


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