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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YC Partner AMA at the Female Founders Conference

Recorded live at our Female Founders Conference in New York, an AMA with Kat Manalac, Kirsty Nathoo, Adora Cheung, Holly Liu, Jessica Livingston, and Carolynn Levy.

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Fireside Chat with Kat Mañalac, Kathryn Minshew, and Alex Cavoulacos

Recorded live at our Female Founders Conference in New York, Kat Mañalac sits down with The Muse cofounders Kathryn Minshew and Alex Cavoulacos.

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Jessica Livingston Shares 9 Things She Learned From Founding YC

Recorded live at our Female Founders Conference in New York, Jessica Livingston shares lessons learned while starting and operating YC.

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Mariya Nurislamova, Founder of Scentbird at the Female Founders Conference

Recorded live at our Female Founders Conference in New York, Mariya Nurislamova shares the story of building Scentbird.

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Essential Startup Advice with Adora Chung, Reham Fagiri, Tiffani Ashley Bell, and Alana Branston

Recorded live at our Female Founders Conference in New York, Adora Cheung discusses essential startup advice with Reham Fagiri, Tiffani Ashley Bell, and Alana Branston.

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Reshma Shetty, Founder of Ginkgo Bioworks at the Female Founders Conference

Recorded live at our Female Founders Conference in New York, Reshma Shetty shares the story of building Gingko Bioworks.

6 companies from the YC Summer 2018 Batch

At Y Combinator, founders decide when they want to announce that they’re part of the program. Meet 5 of the companies who have announced that they’re part of…

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