Jared Friedman

Jared is a Partner at YC. He was cofounder of Scribd, which was funded by Y Combinator in 2006 and grew to be one of the top 100 sites on the web. Jared previously worked at a pioneering AI company and studied computer science at Harvard.


YC and Ginkgo Bioworks announce new partnership for synthetic biology startups

Ginkgo Bioworks was the first bio company YC funded, back in summer 2014, which makes us especially delighted to announce a new partnership between YC and Ginkgo. Ginkgo…

How Biotech Startup Funding Will Change in the Next 10 Years

I’ve noticed that raising money for a biotech or other life science company in 2019 looks a lot like raising money for a tech company 10 years ago. Since then, fundamental forces caused fundraising for tech companies to change dramatically. And I believe that they are going to change biotech fundraising very much the way they changed tech company fundraising.

YC Partners With Atomwise to Fund More Bio Companies

We’re going to work with Atomwise to give interested Artificial Intelligence Molecular Screen (AIMS) teams an expedited path to joining YC.

Intern at a YC Company

If you’re an ambitious undergrad or graduate student with an engineering background, YC can help you get an internship at a YC-backed company. You apply once, and your profile will be sent to over 50 YC startups that are looking for summer interns.

Join us at YC’s Work at a Startup Expo – July 28 in Mountain View

Are you a software engineer interested in joining a startup? This July 28, come to Y Combinator HQ for our Work at a Startup Expo. You can meet the founders of 35 rapidly growing YC companies and figure out the right startup for you.

Announcing YC’s Work at a Startup

Work at a Startup is like a common application for engineers to apply to many YC companies simultaneously. If you’re interested in joining a startup, we hope you’ll create a profile at workatastartup.com.

Frequently Asked Questions From YC Applicants

We’re approaching the S18 application deadline so we thought it’d be helpful to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the YC application and program itself.

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