Kevin Hale

Kevin Hale was cofounder of Wufoo, which was funded by Y Combinator in 2006 and acquired by SurveyMonkey in 2011. He was responsible for Wufoo’s much-admired design and speaks widely about UX. Before Wufoo he wrote about design for Particletree and was editor in chief of the web development magazine Treehouse. He has a BA from Stetson University in Digital Arts and English.


The Fellowship + Stripe Atlas

Great startups can come from anywhere in the world. One of the Fellowship’s goals is to make it as easy as possible for founders to start companies with…

Fellowship V2

Last fall, YC ran an 8 week experiment called The Fellowship to fund and work with startups at the idea or prototype stage. The goal was to see if we…

Monthly HN Office Hours

Last year, we tried our hand at some new experiments to provide 1-on-1 advice out in the open. We’ve done this a few times on stage at Startup…

Motivating Employees Without Fear

Dear YC, We let 2 sales reps go because they weren’t even close to hitting their numbers. Now my employees are literally shaking while conducting their 1 on…

How to Design a Better Pitch Deck

The following is an adaption of a presentation I give to YC startups before we have them create their presentation slide decks for Demo Day. Here’s how to…

Hacker News API

Today we’re excited to launch an official Hacker News API. We’ve partnered up with Firebase (YC S11) so that the data we’re making available will be near real…

New Y Combinator Website

Our website got a facelift. The content is pretty much the same. Since the old site was mostly text, I did my best to just make that text…

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