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.


42 (YC W14), An Online Platform Bringing Big Data To Brick-And-Mortar Retailers, Makes Its Debut

“Y Combinator-backed online retailer platform and former TechCrunch Disrupt participant, 42, is today making its official debut. The company, founded only a year ago, is working to turn raw point-of-sale…

Superhost (YC W14) Is A Property Management Service For Airbnb Listings

“Airbnb is officially no longer just a cute way to make some extra cash by renting out a spare room in your apartment. It’s a big business now.…

Ambition (YC W14) Offers A Fantasy Football-Style Approach To Motivating Sales Teams

“Ambition says it’s taking the process of tracking and motivating sales teams beyond white boards and gongs. The startup, which is part of the current class at incubator Y…

Benchling (YC S12) Is Modernizing Software For Biotech Labs

“After the last two decades of consumer Internet and mobile innovation, is biotech or bioinformatics the next wave? There are a handful of San Francisco-based startups that cross…

An AT&T For Dentistry? Y Combinator-Backed Weave (YC W14) Launches To Bring Modern Telecom To SMBs

“Today, with access to the cloud and affordable SaaS-based solutions fast increasing, small businesses are adopting the kind of services and tools that were once reserved for their…

ZenPayroll (YC W12) raises $20 million from Kleiner, General Catalyst

“ZenPayroll, whose service helps small business run their payrolls over the web, is a tiny startup in a field dominated by giants like ADP (ADP), Paychex (PAYX), and…

Kimono (YC W14) Is A Smarter Web Scraper That Lets You “API-ify” The Web, No Code Required

“A new Y Combinator-backed startup called Kimono wants to make it easier to access data from the unstructured web with a point-and-click tool that can extract information from webpages that…

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