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blogger , entrepreneur , Programmer , Venture capitalist

Samuel H. Altman is an entrepreneur, programmer, venture capitalist and blogger. Altman says he wants to bring the Internet out of the home and into the wild.

Education

He helped build an autonomous helicopter navigation system while in school.

He also taught a class there in the Fall of 2014.

Career

Samuel H. Altman, also known as Sam, serves as Partner, President, and Member of Board of Overseers at Y Combinator. Altman Co-Founded Loopt, LLC 2004 and served as Chief Executive Officer. He served as Director at Green Dot Corporation. He served as an Executive Vice President of Mobile Products/Strategy at Green Dot Corporation. Altman served as an Executive Vice President of Mobile Products & Technology and Chief Technology Officer at Green Dot Corporation since November 2012. He also founded Hydrazine Capital. His primary responsibility within Loopt includes driving the product vision, assembling a passionate team to realize that vision and making sure people have fun while they're at it. He also helped build an autonomous helicopter navigation system while in school. He is known as a mobile technology leader and innovator in Silicon Valley and the inventor of Geolocation mobile messaging. He serves as a Director of Reddit, Inc. and Teespring.com. He has been Director of Green Dot Corporation since March 4, 2013. He served as a Director at Loopt, LLC.

Views

Quotations: "The company's mission is to enhance, improve, and make more of real-world interaction," Altman says.

Connections

a mother:
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Altman’s mother, woman with four children, likes to tell people that by the time he was about 10 years old, she felt that she would have been comfortable dropping Sam off, alone, in New York City.