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Meet YC’s new president-monitoring board

As part of the deal to transfer the mantle of Y Combinator President, Paul Graham and his successor Sam Altman agreed that the position would be monitored by a nine-person Board of Overseers, which would meet once a year to decide whether a new president should be installed. On Tuesday afternoon, Altman revealed the people who sit on that board — largely composed of the founders of YC’s most successful companies. Among those included are Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, Dropbox founder and CEO Drew Houston and Homejoy CEO Adora Cheung. Altman said in the post, “The Board will be responsible for hiring and firing the YC President, and occasionally helping with strategic direction. Hopefully it doesn’t have to meet very often.”