YC News


Instructors for Startup Investor School

Here is the extraordinary group of investors and Y Combinator partners who will come together with Geoff Ralston to teach Startup Investor School.

Startup Investor School: The Basics of Seed Investing

Last year, for the first time, we taught a MOOC (massively open online course) for startup founders called Startup School. This year, we’re adding a new course called Startup Investor School which will teach the basics of seed (early) stage startup investing to anyone interested. Applications are open starting today.

Open Application for YC Growth Program

We are delighted to invite interested founders to apply to the YC Growth Program. The Growth Program is designed for companies with between 50 – 150 employees that are scaling rapidly. The deadline for application is February 23, 2018.

YC Series A Program

In the last year, YC companies have raised over $550mm across 62 Series As. Near as we can tell, that’s the highest number in any portfolio anywhere in venture investing. We expect that number to go up each year as we fund more companies.

YC Winter Tour 2018

This February, YC will be hosting office hours and talks in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Seattle.

Applications for YC S18 Are Open

Applications for YC Summer 2018 are now open. Here are some helpful resources if you’re thinking about applying.

Join Leap: An Online Community for Women

I’m excited to share an experimental project I’ve been working on at YC over the last 10 months. It’s called Leap and it’s an online community for women in tech to talk about whatever we want.

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