Y Combinator

Y Combinator created a new model for funding early stage startups. Twice a year we invest a small amount of money ($150k) in a large number of startups (recently 200). The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months, during which we work intensively with them to get the company into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each cycle culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present their companies to a carefully selected, invite-only audience. But YC doesn’t end on Demo Day. We and the YC alumni network continue to help founders for the life of their company, and beyond.


Y Combinator Is Hiring a Data Scientist

YC has one of the most robust data sets on startups in the world, and the admissions team is excited to hire our first data scientist to dig into it.

YC Bio Tour – 2020

This year, for the first time, we’ll be visiting universities and institutions to meet founders who are focused on building biotech and healthcare companies.

Attend YC’s Work at a Startup Expo in Los Angeles on March 7

Y Combinator is hosting our first Work at a Startup Expo in Los Angeles/Culver City on March 7th. We welcome engineers to apply to attend.

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How to Cope With Founder Depression

YC Partner Aaron Harris on how to cope with founder depression.

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Amber Atherton of Zyper and Iba Masood of TARA on Raising a Series A as a Female Founder

Amber Atherton is the founder and CEO of Zyper (YC W18). Iba Masood is the cofounder and CEO of TARA (YC W15).

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Laks Srini on Making Homeownership in Reach with ZeroDown

Laks Srini is the cofounder and CTO of ZeroDown. Before that he was the cofounder and CTO of Zenefits.

Work with us: Looking for great people to join YC’s software & community teams

Y Combinator has a lot planned for 2020, including reaching more people with our worldwide events, going bigger with [Startup School][1] and serving our ever-growing communities of founders and developers. To make that all possible, we’re growing our YC team. Here’s a quick rundown of the roles we have open.

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