The breakout tech startup trends in 2018
17 December 2018 | 8:51 am
Anu Hariharan, Y Combinator partner, and Holly Liu, visiting partner, discuss what the seed accelerator sees as the breakout startup trends in 2018 and the big investment themes in 2019 with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."
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