Kat Mañalac

Kat is a Partner at YC. She was Chief of Staff to Alexis Ohanian, cofounder of reddit, before joining YC as its Director of Outreach. Prior to that, Kat was at WIRED Magazine where she managed brand and strategy. Kat has a BS in Communications from Northwestern University.


Y Combinator Fall Tour 2017

Twice a year (fall and spring), we visit cities and universities around the world. Our goal is to meet as many founders as possible and learn how we can be helpful to startup communities both in and outside of Silicon Valley. Below is a list of the cities we are visiting this fall. We’ll update this list as we add locations. In each of these cities, you’ll get a chance to meet people in the YC community (either the YC team or alumni). We’ll be hosting talks and one-on-one offices hours.

YC Summer 2017 Stats

Today is Y Combinator’s 25th Demo Day. With 124 companies presenting over the next two days, this is the largest Demo Day in YC’s 12.5 year history.
We wanted to share some stats about YC and about the batch.

Female Founders Conference 2017 Speakers

We’re excited to announce the full speaker lineup for the 2017 Female Founders Conference on June 29. Speakers include: Laura Behrens-Wu, Morgan DeBaun, Diane Greene, Elizabeth Iorns, Erika Jensen, Aileen Lee, Avni Patel Thompson, Vanessa Torrivilla, Padmasree Warrior, and Emily Weiss.

Female Founders Conference 2017

We’re excited to announce the date for Female Founders Conference 2017. Speakers include YC alumnae and guests who will talk about how they got started, what went wrong, what surprised them, and what happened as their companies grew. Sign up here.

YC at Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, UPenn

We’re excited to be visiting 5 universities in the next month. Join YC partners and alumni who will tell their stories, share startup advice and answer your questions. You can also sign up for one-on-one office hours at each location. Get feedback on what you’re building or ask us questions about YC. We hope to see you there.

YC at University of Toronto – 1/20-1/21

Join YC partners and alumni at the University of Toronto on Friday, January 20. Hear their stories, ask questions, and find out what it’s really like to start…

YC Office Hours in 11 Countries This Fall

YC partners will be visiting 11 countries this fall to meet with founders and learn more about how we can be helpful to international startup communities. In our…

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