Colleen Taylor


Meet the Batch

We’re kicking off our Summer 2016 class in a couple weeks, and we’re trying something new.

Function of Beauty (W16) Creates Personalized and Precise Haircare Formulas

If you walk into any drugstore, you’ll find an aisle full of shampoos and conditioners. But ultimately, these are all still one-size-fits all solutions. The actual amount of…

The Macro

We’re excited to announce the launch of The Macro, a new publication that will feature essays, interviews, research, and opinions from Y Combinator and the wider startup community.…

How Scientists Can Thrive in the Startup World

When Dave Messina entered a graduate program for genomics in 1998, he was elated. He was taking the first steps of what could be a career at a…

Startup School Radio: YC’s Michael Seibel on the Toughness of International Founders

In the latest episode of YC’s Startup School Radio, a podcast that features stories and practical advice about starting, funding, and scaling companies, our host Aaron Harris first…

New Story Charity (YC S15) Rings the NASDAQ Opening Bell

New Story, the nonprofit that recently launched out of our Summer 2015 class that crowdfunds the building of new homes for families in need, rang the opening bell…

Echo Locker (YC S13) Acquired by Microsoft

Echo Locker, the startup that makes a popular app for personalizing the lockscreen on Android devices, has been acquired by Microsoft. Echo Locker launched out of YC in…

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