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When Founders Fight, They Call Jessica Livingston

Y Combinator Founder Jessica Livingston. Credit: Robert Scoble

A disagreement erupted among the founders of Relationships among the four, all old friends, frayed. Work slowed.

The Y Combinator-backed startup knew who to call. Not Paul Graham, the celebrated thinker behind Silicon Valley’s best-known incubator, nor any of the other YC partners.

Like so many YC startups before them the feuding foursome quietly scheduled time to sit down with Jessica Livingston, YC’s co-founder and partner turned reluctant startup therapist.