Founder Stories


Athelas: Our Road From Hack To Product

A couple years ago, Athelas (YC S16) started as a proof-of-concept project built overnight at YC Hacks 2014. This month we started shipping our first devices to patients and hospitals around the country. We learned a lot in the process and wanted to share a few thoughts here.

Founder Stories: Detroit Water Project’s Tiffani Ashley Bell

The co-founder of the Detroit Water Project on creating a non-profit from scratch, coping with government bureaucracy, and how hearing a family’s toilet flush can make it all…

How Scientists Can Thrive in the Startup World

When Dave Messina entered a graduate program for genomics in 1998, he was elated. He was taking the first steps of what could be a career at a…

Founder Stories: Gobble’s Ooshma Garg

The CEO of dinner kit delivery service Gobble on her four-year-long road to product/market fit, the dark days of being a founder, and protecting the company from copycats…

Female Founder Stories: Jamie Wong, Founder of Vayable (YC S12)

Vayable is the global marketplace for unique experiences.

Female Founder Stories: Kathryn Minshew and Alex Cavoulacos, Founders of The Muse (YC W12)

The Muse is the most trusted career site for people in the first 10-15 years of their career. We help over 1.5 million every month answer the question, “What do I want to do with my life (and how do I get there)?” via expert advice, online skill building classes, job opportunities, and behind-the-scenes video profiles of what it’s actually like to work at companies like Facebook, Uber, Lyft or Zappos.

Female Founder Stories: Susan Johnson, Founder of Women.com (YC S14)

Women.com is a women-only sharing platform. Our members share experiences, milestones, questions, advice, pictures, articles, videos, books, products, stories, interests, habits, confessions, rants, high moments, low moments, and everything in between. We are a safe place for women-only.

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