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.


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.

YC at Stanford – April 9

YC will be visiting Stanford and hosting a talk and group office hours on April 9.

YC at UC Berkeley – Feb 28

The UC Berkeley Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is hosting us at UC Berkeley on Thursday, February 28. We’ll be meeting with students and founders for group office hours and hosting a dinner talk. We hope to see you there.

YC at Cornell Tech – Feb 22

YC will be visiting Cornell Tech on Feb 22 and we’d love to meet you there.

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