Y Combinator

Y Combinator created a new model for funding early stage startups. Twice a year we invest a small amount of money ($120k) in a large number of startups (recently 105). The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months, during which we work intensively with them to get the company into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each cycle culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present their companies to a carefully selected, invite-only audience. But YC doesn’t end on Demo Day. We and the YC alumni network continue to help founders for the life of their company, and beyond.


A Science Exchange Marketplace for YC Companies

Today we’re announcing that YC companies will now have exclusive access to a Science Exchange marketplace where they can instantly order experimental services from a network of over 2,500 qualified scientific service providers, all with pre-established contracts that protect companies’ IP and confidentiality.

Hacker News Highlights: March 2017

Our favorite Hacker News comments from March: One of the authors of The Unix-Haters Handbook joins a thread on the book; HN users reminisce about their ZX81s; Pink Floyd’s recording console is for sale and a HN user’s father is the person who installed it.

YC W17 Launch: Tress

We’re nearing the end of YC’s W17 batch. As companies launch they’ll be doing a Q&A on Hacker News – aka Launch HN – in addition to being included in a roundup on the blog. This week Tress is launching. They’re a social community for black women’s hairstyles.

YC W17 Launch: Wifi.com.ng

We’re in the middle of YC’s W17 batch. As companies launch they’ll be doing a Q&A on Hacker News – aka Launch HN – in addition to being included in a roundup on the blog. Here are the companies that have recently launched: Wifi.com.ng

YC W17 Launch: Credy, Upcall, and Kangpe

We’re in the middle of YC’s W17 batch. As companies launch they’ll be doing a Q&A on Hacker News – aka Launch HN – in addition to being included in a roundup on the blog. Here are the companies that have recently launched: Credy, Upcall, and Kangpe.

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Kat Manalac’s Whale AMA

Kat answered questions submitted on Whale. Including: Who are some of the most impressive female founders coming out of this upcoming YC batch? What’s the best part of the YC network? What’s the last book you read and favorite 2016 book you’d recommend?

YC W17 Launch: Moneytis and Tolemi

We’re in the middle of YC’s W17 batch. As companies launch they’ll be doing a Q&A on Hacker News – aka Launch HN – in addition to being included in a roundup on the blog. Here are the companies that have recently launched: Moneytis and Tolemi.

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