Kat Mañalac

Kat is a Partner at YC. She was Chief of Staff to Alexis Ohanian, cofounder of reddit, before joining YC as its Director of Outreach. Prior to that, Kat was at WIRED Magazine where she managed brand and strategy. Kat has a BS in Communications from Northwestern University.


Future Founders Conference for Women Globally

On November 18, we are hosting our first Future Founders Conference for women who aspire to become a startup founder. The event will be online, and whether you are curious about launching your own startup or are in the early stages of building one, you’ll walk away with the knowledgeable to define your own path.

YC’s First Virtual IIT Tour

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our first series of virtual talks at 7 IIT’s this fall.

Announcing the YC Startup Library

We’re excited to announce the launch of the YC Startup Library, found at ycombinator.com/library. Over the last 15 years, YC has invested in and worked with more than 2,000 companies, and we’ve seen and learned from their successes and failures. The library consolidates the knowledge and advice we’ve previously published and provides a central location for new content.

YC Alum Advice for Managing Remote Teams

We hosted a virtual panel with YC alum on best practices for managing a remote team. We aggregated the advice shared by alum, including Sid Sijbrandij & Darren Murph of GitLab (remote team of 1,200+), Wade Foster of Zapier (remote team of 300+), Ian Tien of Mattermost (remote team of 100+), Nick Raushenbush & Finbarr Taylor of Shogun (remote team of 60), Rajiv Ayyangar of Tandem (remote team of 6) and more.

YC at Grace Hopper

We’re excited to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration this year — the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. We’ll be teaming up with YC alum Elpha (a community where women in tech can talk candidly online) and hosting office hours on October 3 in Orlando.

Female Founders Office Hours and Happy Hour – July 26

We’re hosting group office hours and a happy hour for female founders on July 26 at the YC office in Mountain View, California.

If you’re in the early stages of building a company we’d love to meet you — anyone from idea stage through Series A is welcome to join.

YC at the University of Washington – April 18

Startup UW will be hosting YC on Thursday, April 18 for a talk and office hours at the University of Washington. Join us there.

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