YC News


Request for Education Startups

We’re deeply interested in education because of its power to transform lives and societies and to maximize human potential. On a micro level, we believe technology can help reverse the trend in K-12 of spending more and more money to achieve the same learning outcomes. We believe tech can also create alternatives in higher education that will prepare adults for the careers they want without the burden of excessive student debt. Here are a few categories of education applications that consistently stand out to us as interesting.

YC World

We put together a map that shows where YC companies are from. It’s based on the location of the founders before applying for YC. We believe the global startup ecosystem can support a lot more startups. We would love to see even more people starting companies and we will continue to increase our outreach efforts. As more people from different backgrounds apply, more startups will be funded, a wider range of problems will be addressed and the positive impact will be felt around the world.

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.

Welcome Eric, Gustaf, and Jocelyn

We’re excited to welcome Eric, Gustaf, and Jocelyn to the YC Team. Gustaf Alstromer is joining YC as a partner. Eric Migicovsky is joining YC as a Visiting Partner. Jocelyn Robancho is joining YC as the Assistant Batch Director.

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.

YC AI

In an effort to usher in more innovation with AI, Y Combinator is going to try an experiment in the upcoming batch: a vertical group in YC dedicated to AI companies. If you’re starting an AI company, we want to help you succeed. Apply here and mention this post in your application.

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