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Office Hours with Adora Cheung

Adora Cheung is a partner at YC and she also cofounded Homejoy, which went through YC in the Summer 2010 batch. If you have questions for a future office hours episode, just tweet them our way.

Hacker News Highlights: April & May 2018

Here are some of our favorite Hacker News comments from April and May: A HN user writes about exchanging emails with John Carmack in the way Carmack writes about emailing Steve Jobs, then Carmack joins the thread; Responding to post about Mandaeism, an ancient Gnostic religion, a HN user turns out to have been raised in it.

Introducing YC Series A Batches

We launched a Series A program 6 months ago, but we started prototyping the program 6 months before that with a few companies. In that year, we’ve learned a huge amount about what works and what doesn’t work when raising an A. We’re now ready to launch the next phase of the program: working with companies that are ready for a Series A in batches, just like regular YC.

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Advice for Students and Recent Graduates on Finding Jobs – Liz Wessel of WayUp

Liz Wessel is the cofounder and CEO of WayUp. WayUp is a job and internship platform for college students and recent graduates. They were part of the Winter 2015 YC batch.

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Simon Benjamin on Architectures for Quantum Computing

Simon Benjamin is a Professor of Quantum Technologies at Oxford. He is also the Principle Investigator for Oxford’s project on Quantum Optimisation and Machine Learning.

When to Raise a Series A

One of the hardest questions to answer when considering an A is “when is my company ready?” I’ve been returning to this problem nearly every day since we started the Series A program and I’ve started to build a framework for how to solve it.

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John Preskill on Quantum Computing

John Preskill is a theoretical physicist and the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech. In this episode we cover what John’s been focusing on for years: quantum information, quantum computing, and quantum error correction.

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