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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A Conversation with Aileen Lee – Moderated by Geoff Ralston

YC Partner Geoff Ralston talks to Cowboy Ventures Founder Aileen Lee.

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PR + Content for Growth by Kat Mañalac and Craig Cannon

YC Partner Kat Manalac and Director of Marketing Craig Cannon describe the most effective ways to use PR and content to help your companies brand and to find more users.

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Design for Startups by Garry Tan

Former YC partner Garry Tan, the cofounder of Initialized Capital and a design expert describes how to effectively integrate design into a product development process.

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Joan Lasenby on Applications of Geometric Algebra in Engineering

Joan Lasenby is a University Reader in the Signal Processing and Communications Group of the Cambridge University Engineering Department, and is a College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Engineering at Trinity College. In this episode we talk about Joan’s research into 3D reconstruction from multiple cameras and her interest in geometric algebra.

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A Conversation with Andy Bromberg – Moderated by Geoff Ralston

YC Partner Geoff Ralston talks to CoinList cofounder and President Andy Bromberg.

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Suhail Doshi – How to Measure Your Product

Suhail Doshi, founder of YC alumnus Mixpanel and a world-class expert on measurement, details how startups should think about discovering the important facts about how their product is used.

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Gustaf Alstromer – How to Get Users and Grow

YC Partner Gustaf Alströmer, who was most recently a growth expert at Airbnb describes strategies for scaling your user base.

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