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.


YC W17 Launch: Wifi.com.ng

We’re in the middle of YC’s W17 batch. As companies launch they’ll be doing a Q&A on Hacker News – aka Launch HN – in addition to being included in a roundup on the blog. Here are the companies that have recently launched: Wifi.com.ng

YC W17 Launch: Credy, Upcall, and Kangpe

We’re in the middle of YC’s W17 batch. As companies launch they’ll be doing a Q&A on Hacker News – aka Launch HN – in addition to being included in a roundup on the blog. Here are the companies that have recently launched: Credy, Upcall, and Kangpe.

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Kat Manalac’s Whale AMA

Kat answered questions submitted on Whale. Including: Who are some of the most impressive female founders coming out of this upcoming YC batch? What’s the best part of the YC network? What’s the last book you read and favorite 2016 book you’d recommend?

YC W17 Launch: Moneytis and Tolemi

We’re in the middle of YC’s W17 batch. As companies launch they’ll be doing a Q&A on Hacker News – aka Launch HN – in addition to being included in a roundup on the blog. Here are the companies that have recently launched: Moneytis and Tolemi.

Hacker News Highlights: February 2017

Some of our favorite recent posts on Hacker News: Split across two HN comments, an essay about an unusual approach to programming. A user’s story about meeting Raymond Smullyan. A HN user goes on tangent about playing D&D with Gary Gygax’s family and how it cured him of social anxiety. Ask HN: What’re the best-designed things you’ve ever used?

YC W17 Launch: Lively, Scaphold, Marketfox, Floyd, ServX, Fibo, and Wifi Dabba

We’re in the middle of YC’s W17 batch. As companies launch they’ll be doing a Q&A on Hacker News – aka Launch HN – in addition to being included in a roundup on the blog. Here are the companies that have recently launched: Lively, Scaphold, Marketfox, Floyd, ServX, Fibo, and Wifi Dabba.

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Dalton Caldwell’s Whale AMA

Dalton answers questions submitted on Whale. Including: How does a great YC application look like? What product categories are you most interested in right now? Kanye for president?

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