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.


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Vidit Aatrey on Building Meesho, India’s Top Reselling Platform, with Adora Cheung

Vidit Aatrey is cofounder and CEO of Meesho. Meesho is a platform in India that allows people to resell products using their social networks.

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Monetizing Podcasts and Newsletters – Chris Best of Substack and Jonathan Gill of Backtracks

Chris Best is the cofounder and CEO of Substack. Substack makes it simple for a writer to start a paid newsletter. Jonathan Gill is the cofounder and CEO of Backtracks. Backtracks is a podcast analytics and hosting platform.

Applications for YC China Fall 2019 Are Open

YC China is now accepting applications for their first batch, which will take place Fall 2019. The three-month program will be held in Beijing and tailored to the Chinese market.

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HubSpot CEO and Cofounder Brian Halligan with Wufoo Cofounder Kevin Hale

Brian Halligan is the CEO and cofounder of HubSpot. HubSpot builds software for marketing, sales, and customer service. You can try it out at HubSpot.com.

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Software Engineer Turned Youtuber – Jarvis Johnson

Jarvis Johnson was previously a software engineer at Patreon, Yelp, and Google. He’s now a YouTuber.

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Harry Zhang with Kevin Hale on Building Lob to Automate the Offline World

Harry Zhang is the cofounder of Lob. Lob makes it possible for enterprises to programmatically send physical mail. They were in the Summer 2013 batch of YC.

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Max Rhodes of Faire with Anu Hariharan on Scaling and Fundraising

Max Rhodes is the cofounder and CEO of Faire. Faire helps retailers find and buy unique wholesale merchandise for their stores. They were in the Winter 2017 batch of YC.

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