We are making two changes to our standard deal in conjunction with a recent fundraise. Starting with the Winter 2021 batch, our deal will be $125,000 for 7% equity on a post-money safe, and we will reduce the amount of our pro rata right to 4% of subsequent rounds. In the coming years, this will enable us to fund as many as 3000 more companies.Jun 26, 2020
Geoff Ralston is the President of Y Combinator and has been with YC since 2011. Prior to YC, he built one of the first web mail services, RocketMail which became Yahoo Mail in 1997. While at Yahoo, Geoff worked in engineering and ran a business unit before becoming Chief Product Officer. After Yahoo, he was CEO of Lala, which was acquired in 2009 by Apple. In 2011, he cofounded Imagine K12, the first Ed Tech accelerator, which funded companies like ClassDojo and Remind, and merged with YC in 2016. He has an AB in Computer Science from Dartmouth, an MS in Computer Science from Stanford, and an MBA from INSEAD.
Recently we made an announcement of a significant change in how we finance companies and, indeed, how we recommend that any startup raise seed financing. We released a new kind of safe, or simple agreement for future equity – a type of convertible security – called a post-money safe.Oct 22, 2018
We messed up and sent acceptance emails to many Startup School applicants who we didn’t previously have a place for. We’ve decided to use this error as an opportunity to try something new: we’re going to let in every company that applied to Startup School.Aug 20, 2018
Two weeks ago we announced Startup School 2018. Our free, online course will kick off in just three weeks, on August 28th. We also let founders know that 100 of the companies that complete the course will receive $10,000 in equity-free funding from YC.
This year’s course will feature revamped software and all new material which will be added to the extraordinary library of startup content YC has collected over the past two years of Startup School and the many years of working with and writing about startups. This work is being collected at startupschool.org/library.
We’re hosting Startup School again this year. Startup School is a free, 10-week, online course. It’s designed for any startup founder who would like to get help through the earliest, most difficult challenges of starting a company. The course will begin on August 27, 2018 and applications are now open at StartupSchool.org.Jul 18, 2018
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.Feb 1, 2018
- YC’s Fall Tour 2021 posted on September 9, 2021 | under YC Events, YC News
- Gusto: The People Platform for SMBs posted on August 30, 2021 | under Essay, Startups
- Ginkgo Bioworks (S14) is going public today posted on September 17, 2021 | under Founder Stories
- DoorDash from application to IPO posted on December 9, 2020 | under Founder Stories
- YC Jobs Series: Women Eng in Startups posted on August 26, 2021 | under Ask a Female Engineer, Jobs, Women Founders, Work at a Startup, YC Events
- Squire Co-Founder and CEO Songe LaRon: Powering Barbershops of the Future posted on February 23, 2021 | under Founder Stories
- Edlyft Co-Founder and CEO Erika Hairston: How Community Can Elevate Tech posted on February 25, 2021 | under Female Founders, Founder Stories
- YC Summer 2020 Batch Stats posted on August 28, 2020 | under Batch Stats, YC News
- YC Winter 2021 Batch Stats posted on March 23, 2021 | under Batch Stats, YC News
- Early Deadline for YC Winter 2022 posted on June 30, 2021 | under Admissions