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.


Startup School Week 3 Recap: Anu Hariharan and Adora Cheung

We’ve cut down the third week of lectures to be even shorter and combined them into one podcast. First, Anu Hariharan on nine common startup business models and the metrics investors want to see for each. Then Anu and Adora Cheung on how investors evaluate startups.

YC Biotech Fireside and Happy Hour – 9/17

The MIT Biotech Group and The Harvard Biotech Club are hosting us on Tuesday, September 17 for a fireside and happy hour with YC partner Jared Friedman and Visiting Partner Dr. Uri Lopatin.

Startup School Week 2 Recap: Michael Seibel, Adora Cheung, and Ilya Volodarsky

We’ve cut down the second week of lectures to be even shorter and combined them into one podcast. Lectures from: Michael Seibel on How to Plan an MVP; Adora Cheung on How to Set KPIs and Goals; Ilya Volodarsky on Analytics for Startups.

YC W20 Interviews in Western Europe

This fall, we will be hosting interviews for the Winter 2020 batch in Paris for founders based in Western Europe. Interviews will take place from November 5-7 and…

YC W20 Interviews in India

We’re excited to announce that we are holding interviews for the Winter 2020 batch in Bangalore for founders based in India. Interviews will take place from November 10…

Office Hours for Startups Tackling Climate Issues

We’re delighted to announce that YC is hosting online office hours for founders of startups and nonprofits that are solving climate issues on Tuesday, September 24.

Startup School Week 1 Recap: Kevin Hale and Eric Migicovsky

We’ve cut down the first week of Startup School lectures to be even shorter and combined them into one podcast. First Kevin Hale on How to Evaluate Startup Ideas. Then, Eric Migicovsky on How to Talk to Users.

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