I first met Sam Altman on September 24, 2015 at Y Combinator’s Mountain View office. I got lucky and was granted an office visit with him before their next round of formal interviews for YC. I arrived (very) early to their Mountain View office and patiently waited for my meeting.
“What are you working on?”
As soon as Sam sat down, I vividly recall him getting right to the point: “What are you working on?”
As luck would have it, Sam’s mom is a doctor and he immediately understood the pain we’re solving in the market. He’d been her IT guy growing up.