During the batch we invite a speaker in for every Tuesday dinner. Tracy Young and Ralph Gootee of PlanGrid joined us during the W17 batch. PlanGrid builds beautiful, effective, productivity software for the $8 trillion per year construction industry.Feb 3, 2017
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.
Some of our favorite recent posts on Hacker News: A handful of quantum computing researchers bump into each other. An Antarctic researcher chimes in about their ice shelf discovery. Chrome team co-founder responds to codebase comment. A former Pixar engineer talks about their animation system.Feb 2, 2017
UpKeep is building Basecamp for facility maintenance teams. They’ll be on Hacker News today to talk about what they’re building.
Simple Habit is a curated library of the best 5 minute meditations from the world’s leading teachers. They’ll be on Hacker News today to talk about what they’re building.Jan 10, 2017
- GitLab’s Secret to Managing 160 Employees in 160 Locations YC Continuity February 9, 2017
- Request for Startups: News, Jobs, and Democracy YC News January 31, 2017
- YC Research: Universal Healthcare YC Research February 7, 2017
- Navigating Mid-Success Essay January 30, 2017
- Welcome, ACLU YC News January 31, 2017
- How Do You Measure Leadership? YC Continuity January 19, 2017
- Hacker News Highlights: January 2017 Hacker News February 2, 2017
- Recommend a Founder for YC YC News February 8, 2017
- Fundraising Rounds Are Not Milestones Essay February 6, 2017
- Hiring for Basic Income YC Research February 22, 2017