Jessica Livingston Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Children, Net Worth

Jessica Livingston Biography

Jessica Livingston is known as an American founding partner of the seed stage venture firm Y Combinator and also author. Besides, she is the wife of founding partner Paul Graham.

How old is Jessica Livingston? – Age

The author is 52 years old as of 2023. She was born on 1971, in Boston area, where she also grew up.

How tall is Jessica Livingston? – Height

Livingston stands at a height stature of 5 feet 4 inches (1.60 m).

Jessica Livingston Mother, Father, Siblings – Family

She spent her early years in Boston area maintaining a private stance about her family background.


She graduated from Phillips Academy in 1989. Likewise, she received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English from Bucknell University.

Is Jessica Livingston Married? – Husband

In 2008, Livingston married Paul Graham. Since late 2016, Jessica and her family have lived in the United Kingdom.

Jessica Livingston photo
Jessica Livingston photo


Before founding Y Combinator, Livingston became vice president of marketing at Adams Harkness Financial Group.

Livingston met Paul Graham, Robert Morris and also Trevor Blackwell (the co-founders of dot-com company Viaweb) at a party in Cambridge. Likewise, they discussed creating a startup incubator and in 2005 the four co-founded Y Combinator. Besides in the early days of YC, Livingston and Graham hosted weekly meals for their founders at their home near Cambridge.

Sam Altman, known as a former YC partner credits Livingston along with being essential to the transformation of Y Combinator into a startup ecosystem. Later when Graham stepped down from his role leading Y Combinator, as well handing over to Altman, she increased her day to day involvement, such as having responsibility for the organisation’s Startup School.

Additionally in 2016, she took a year-long sabbatical from the incubator, to spend time along with her family and consider projects and also other things she wanted to pursue. Livingston as well published Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days, a collection of interviews together with famous startup founders, such as Steve Wozniak in early 2007.

Jessica Livingston Net Worth

Citing her acting career, Jessica has an estimated net worth of $95,000.

Livingston Instagram

You can find and follow Livingston on Instagram using the account @jessicalivingstongraham

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