Paul Graham

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Paul GrahamName: Paul Graham

Born: November 13, 1964, in Weymouth, Dorset, England

Computer-related contributions

  • British programmer, venture capitalist, and essayist.
  • Known for his work on LISP (a family of computer programming languages).
  • Co-founder of Viaweb, the first application service provider (ASP) (presently Yahoo! Store).
  • Co-founder of the Y Combinator seed capital firm.

Significant publications

  • Hackers & Painters (2004).
  • ANSI Common LISP (1995).
  • On LISP (1993).

Honors and awards

  • Business Week 25 Most Influential People on the Web (2008).

Quotes

"I get a lot of criticism for telling founders to focus first on making something great, instead of worrying about how to make money. And yet that is exactly what Google did. And Apple, for that matter. You'd think examples like that would be enough to convince people."

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