Ex-Y Combinator COO working on self-driving car startup
Qasar Younis, a former Google product manager who was most recently chief operating officer at startup accelerator Y Combinator, is quietly working on an autonomous driving startup, Axios has learned from multiple sources.
Background: Younis left Y Combinator in March after four years at the famed Silicon Valley accelerator. Before that, he spent three years as a product manager at Google, which he joined after the search giant acquired his startup (and YC alum) TalkBin. Early in his career, Younis was an engineer with General Motors.
The details: The company is said to be working on simulation software for self-driving cars, and is finalizing a $10 million funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz (with Marc Andreessen joining the board of directors). Andreessen Horowitz declined comment, while Younis did not return requests for comment.