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Y Combinator will expand to China with Qi Lu as CEO

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Y Combinator is planning to launch a startup accelerator in China.

YC China will also have its own CEO: artificial intelligence champion Qi Lu.

The former Baidu and Microsoft executive will also act as head of YC Research, which will open offices in Seattle.

This is Y Combinator’s first international expansion.

With a history or backing companies like Airbnb, Stripe, Twitch, and Reddit, Y Combinator is one of the best known startup accelerators in Silicon Valley.

Nearly 2,000 startups have taken part in the accelerator since 2005.

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