Apply to YC on Your Schedule

We want to better support founders by giving them access to YC whenever it’s best for them, regardless of our batch timeline. While it has always been an…

Y Combinator Top Companies — 2021

We’re excited to share the newest YC Top Companies list. We put this list together to help potential employees, partners, and late stage investors get to know a…

Welcome W21 Visiting Group Partners

Every batch, we invite founders and executives to advise YC companies as Visiting Group Partners. These advisors bring valuable insights and recent operational experience to YC early stage…

2020 — Year in Review

In early 2020 the entire world underwent a transformation. The planet was consumed by a pandemic that altered life as we knew it. Most of our normal routines…

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ICYMI: Watch 40+ founders pitch at YC’s Work at a Startup Expo

If you’ve ever wondered what YC’s Demo Day is like, YC’s annual Work at a Startup Expo is a peek behind the curtain. Founders share what’s unique about…

The Airbnbs

To celebrate Airbnb’s IPO and to help future founders, I thought it might be useful to explain what was special about Airbnb.

DoorDash from application to IPO

DoorDash is the first company that I’ve had the opportunity to follow all the way from YC application to IPO, so to celebrate I thought it would be fun and interesting to share what a great company like DoorDash looks like at the earliest stages.

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