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.


Come Work at YC – October 2021

YC is hiring across many of our teams, including Admissions, Continuity, Software, People Ops and Finance. Find out more about the open roles.

Come Work at YC – July 2021

YC’s Admissions, Continuity and Software teams are hiring. Find out more about the open roles.

Y Combinator Top Companies — July 2021

YC companies raise money year round — leading to the YC Top Companies list becoming outdated almost as soon as it’s published. To combat this, moving forward the…

Come Work at YC

Y Combinator’s software and legal teams, and YC Continuity are hiring. Learn more about the open roles.

Y Combinator Top Companies — 2021

We’re excited to share the newest YC Top Companies list. We put this list together to help potential employees, partners, and late stage investors get to know a…

Understanding Startup Stock Options

Benjamin Beltzer is an early engineer at Berbix (S18), a startup building identity verification and fraud deterrence as a service. He previously founded his own company and worked…

Next steps

Within our organization and community of over 5,000 founders, we have begun a conversation about what we can do to help improve racial and social justice in America.…

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