Name: Paul Graham
Born: November 13, 1964, in Weymouth, Dorset, England
- British programmer, venture capitalist, and essayist.
- Known for his work on LISP family of computer programming languages.
- Creator of the ARC programming language, a LISP variant.
- Co-founder of Viaweb, the first ASP (application service provider) (presently Yahoo! Store).
- Co-founder of the Y Combinator seed capital firm.
Honors and awards
- Business Week 25 Most Influential People on the Web (2008).
"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."