What startup hiring looks like in 2021 — and during a pandemic

When we first created Work at a Startup in 2018, our goal was to eliminate friction in finding a job at a startup. Our initial thesis was to…

2021 — YC Year in Review

In 2021, many YC founders led their companies to achieve outstanding results, and we are honored to be part of these companies’ history. This year presented an exceptional challenge to startups and established companies alike as the world struggled through a full year in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we all stayed remote and worked to operate effectively without offices, the startup environment thrived.

Startups For Students Guide

In the past two years, we’ve met over 6000 students during our virtual outreach tours. We compiled a list of the questions they most frequently asked about startups, and created this Startups for Students Guide.

Black Engineers in Startups Seminar

In February, Michael Seibel (Managing Director, Early Stage and Group Partner at YC) and Aston Motes (Investor, Director of /dev/color and first employee at Dropbox) are bringing together a cohort of black engineers who are interested in learning about startups and [finding roles][1] at fast-growing YC companies.

Now Accepting Applications for YC Summer 2022

The Winter 2022 batch is underway, and we’re excited to announce that we’re now accepting applications for Summer 2022.

YC’s $500,000 Standard Deal

We’re excited to announce our new standard deal at Y Combinator. When a company is accepted into YC, we now invest a total of $500,000.

Monzo Makes Money Work For Everyone

Five years in, Monzo is just starting its second act. Monzo’s first act was to build the UK’s best consumer and SMB banking product. Their second act will be to make money work for truly everyone by scaling to a global audience.

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