Y Combinator

Y Combinator created a new model for funding early stage startups. Twice a year we invest a small amount of money ($120k) in a large number of startups (recently 105). 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.


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Brian Donohue on Operating Instapaper Through an Acquisition

Brian Donohue is President of Instapaper and a Product Engineering Manager at Pinterest.

Y Combinator is Hiring a Visiting Partner in the Life Sciences

YC started funding bio companies 2011 and since then the number of bio companies we’ve funded per batch has risen exponentially, now over 141 in total. To support our growing number of bio companies, we are hiring a Visiting Partner to work with them.

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A Conversation with Werner Vogels

Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, joins YC Software Engineer Kyle Corbitt to share his experience and insights on tech and startups.

Gaming AMA with YC Visiting Partner Holly Liu

YC Visiting Partner Holly Liu recently did a Gaming AMA with Startup School founders. It was so good that we wanted to share it here.

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Sam Altman on Choosing Projects, Creating Value, and Finding Purpose

In this episode of the podcast Sam Altman expands on ideas that have come up in several of his essays.

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Why You Should or Should Not Work at a Startup by Justin Kan

Justin Kan is the CEO of Atrium. He gave this talk at YC’s Work at a Startup Expo. Learn more at WorkataStartup.com

Hardware AMA with YC Partner Eric Migicovsky

YC Partner Eric Migicovsky recently did a Hardware AMA with Startup School founders. It was so good that we wanted to share it here.

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