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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Crypto Investors Linda Xie and Avichal Garg on Opportunities, Use Cases, and Regulation

Linda Xie is the cofounder of Scalar Capital, which is a cryptoasset management firm. Avichal Garg is a Managing Partner at Electric Capital, a digital asset management firm.

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Gaming Studio Founders – Patrick Moberg and Holly Liu

Patrick Moberg is the cofounder of Playdots, which is a mobile game studio in New York. Holly Liu is is a Visiting Partner at YC. Before that she cofounded the gaming company Kabam.

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A.I. Policy and Public Perception – Miles Brundage and Tim Hwang

Miles Brundage is an AI Policy Research Fellow with the Strategic AI Research Center at the Future of Humanity Institute. Tim Hwang is the Director of the Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative.

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Claire McDonnell and Jennifer Kim on Building an Inclusive Company Culture

Claire McDonnell is cofounder and COO of True Link Financial (YC S13). Jennifer Kim is currently advising startups. Prior to that she was the Head of Employee Experience and Development at Lever (YC S12). Kat Manalac is a partner at YC.

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CoinList Cofounder Andy Bromberg and Ramon Recuero

Andy Bromberg is the cofounder and CEO of CoinList. CoinList provides financial infrastructure for token creators and investors. Ramon Recuero is an engineer at YC.

Hacker News Highlights: February & March 2018

Here are some of our favorite Hacker News comments from February and March: Drew Houston personally thanks HN just hours after the Dropbox IPO, a physicist comments on the The “Oh-My-God Particle”, and electric ferries are essentially killing “Norwegian ferry food culture”.

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Anne Wojcicki on How to Build the Future

Anne Wojcicki is the cofounder and CEO of 23andMe, which provides direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Sam Altman interviewed Anne for a series called How To Build The Future.

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