COO, Y Combinator
Qasar is a Partner & COO at Y Combinator. Early in his career, he held some initial engineering and product management roles at General Motors and Robert Bosch in Japan, after which his entrepreneurial spirit culminated in his first startup Cameesa.com. Although his company couldn’t attain Unicorn status, his tenacious effort landed him a job as a Director of Finance at Searsbefore he dived into the trenches to build his next startup called TalkBin, which he successfully exited to Google within ten months of conception. After spending three years at Google launching Google.com/business, he’s now playing an instrumental role in one of the most exciting accelerators around, where he helps select companies YC invests in addition to managing the daily operations. He also holds an MBA from Harvard University.