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.


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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Matt Cutts on the US Digital Service and Working at Google for 17 Years

Matt Cutts is the Administrator of the US Digital Service and previously he was the head of the webspam team at Google.

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Cory Doctorow and Joe Betts-Lacroix on Adversarial Interoperability

Cory Doctorow is a blogger, journalist, and science fiction author. He’s also the co-editor of Boing Boing. Joe Betts-Lacroix is the CTO of VIUM and an Expert at YC.

November 2019 Hackathon Recap

Last weekend we hosted a hackathon for 225 people who made over 60 projects. One team won a YC interview and office hours: Hyperdoc. Three teams won office hours: Sesh, Lipid, and Phonix.

An update on YC China

In the summer of 2018, Qi Lu joined Y Combinator to help create YC China, a localized version of our U.S. program. As we worked to establish YC…

Startup School Week 11 Recap – Geoff Ralston’s Parting Advice

YC President Geoff Ralston shares parting advice for all the founders that participated in Startup School.

Startup School Week 10 Recap – Ali Rowghani on How to Lead and Kevin Hale and Adora Cheung on Startup School 2019 by the Numbers

Ali Rowghani on how to lead. Kevin Hale and Adora Cheung share stats on this year’s Startup School plus tips on what helped companies most.

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