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.


YC S20 Interviews in Western Europe

Last fall, we hosted interviews in Paris. They were so successful that we’ll be hosting them again this May. Interviews will take place from May 12-14 and are like regular YC interviews in every way.

YC S20 Interviews in India

Once again, YC is coming to India! We’re hosting interviews in Bangalore from May 12-14. These will be like regular YC interviews in every way. The application is the same, as well as what we look for in the application and the criteria for acceptance.

Apply Early for YC S20

The deadline to apply for YC Summer 2020 is Monday, March 16 at 8pm.

YC Fireside and Office Hours at Harvard – Feb 11

Join us for a fireside chat with YC partner Aaron Harris, hosted by Harvard WiCS.

YC Fireside and Office Hours in NYC – Feb 10

Join us for a fireside and group office hours in New York City on February 10.

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Diego Saez Gil on How Pachama Uses Tech to Help Solve Climate Change

Diego Saez Gil is the founder of Pachama. Pachama is building a marketplace where companies can support carbon offset projects. He talks to Craig Cannon and YC partner Gustaf Alströmer about how Pachama uses technology to help solve climate change.

Y Combinator Is Hiring a Data Scientist

YC has one of the most robust data sets on startups in the world, and the admissions team is excited to hire our first data scientist to dig into it.

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