What it means to be a Startup Advisor
Dec 16 - Virtual Event
What it means to be a Startup Advisor
Dec 16 - Virtual Event

Join us for a candid conversation with Reshma Khilnani (Y Combinator visiting partner) and Bradley Horowitz (VP at Google, founder of Area 120) about what it means to be a startup advisor.

There's a wide range of things you can do to help startups, from strategic advice about fundraising to hands-on help with recruiting. Reshma and Bradley will talk through their years of experience mentoring and investing in startups and share how to make a real, meaningful impact — and what anti-patterns to avoid.

Reshma will share YC's unique approach to startup mentorship and Bradley will talk through his experiences helping many startups.

If you're currently advising startups or interested in doing so, this will be a great conversation. We also welcome founders and anyone interested in the startup ecosystem.

Bradley Horowitz

Bradley Horowitz is a VP and Advisor to Google, where over the past decade he has led the development of many of Google’s consumer products including Photos, Gmail, and Calendar. He has also led Google for Startups and co-founded Area 120 (Google’s internal incubator.)

Previously, he was co-founder of Virage, where he oversaw the technical direction of the company through its IPO. Horowitz sits on the Visiting Committee of the MIT Media Lab and several boards. He holds an MS in Media Science from MIT and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

Reshma Khilnani

Reshma is currently a Visiting Partner at Y Combinator. Prior to YC, she founded several companies including radiology service MedXT (acquired by Box) and diagnostic testing company Droplet (now She was most recently helping with the US Digital Response's COVID crisis efforts and has held engineering and product positions at Facebook, Microsoft and Box. Reshma was Course VI at MIT '03, MEng '04.  You can find her online at
Event Closed

Date and Time
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT
Add to Calendar

Virtual Event

Primary Contact
Anvisha Pai