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.


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.…

An Update on YC S20 International Interviews

The Summer 2020 batch is still on, however due to safety concerns relating to COVID-19, YC staff will no longer be traveling to do interviews. We will still be interviewing startups from all over the world (with safety modifications), but local interviews in Bangalore, Paris and São Paulo are canceled.

YC Winter 2020 Batch Stats

Today, we’re excited to introduce you to YC’s 30th batch. To keep the community safe, we’re hosting YC W20 Demo Day online. While the Demo Day website is only accessible to investors, you can see a list of the companies that are presenting on-the-record at ycombinator.com/companies. Here are some stats about the YC Winter 2020 batch.

YC S20 Batch Updates

We want to make sure founders know that the YC Summer 2020 batch will take place. Our online application is open now and we will run our application review process as we always do, with some modifications to how we run interviews. Additionally, depending on the circumstances this summer, some or all of the batch may take place remotely over video.

YC W20 Online Demo Day Now on March 16

Over the last few days, a large number of investors have accelerated their outreach to our current batch of founders. They are moving quickly to make investment decisions,…

YC W20 Online Demo Day

On March 23, YC will host our 30th Demo Day online. With the growing concern over COVID-19, we believe this is the right thing to do for the safety of all attendees, including our team, founders, investors, and the media.

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