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.


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HubSpot CEO and Cofounder Brian Halligan with Wufoo Cofounder Kevin Hale

Brian Halligan is the CEO and cofounder of HubSpot. HubSpot builds software for marketing, sales, and customer service. You can try it out at HubSpot.com.

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Software Engineer Turned Youtuber – Jarvis Johnson

Jarvis Johnson was previously a software engineer at Patreon, Yelp, and Google. He’s now a YouTuber.

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Harry Zhang with Kevin Hale on Building Lob to Automate the Offline World

Harry Zhang is the cofounder of Lob. Lob makes it possible for enterprises to programmatically send physical mail. They were in the Summer 2013 batch of YC.

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Max Rhodes of Faire with Anu Hariharan on Scaling and Fundraising

Max Rhodes is the cofounder and CEO of Faire. Faire helps retailers find and buy unique wholesale merchandise for their stores. They were in the Winter 2017 batch of YC.

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Google Photos Product Lead and Bump Cofounder David Lieb with Gustaf Alströmer

David Lieb is the Product Lead for Google Photos. Prior to working on Google Photos, David was the cofounder and CEO of Bump, which was in the Summer 2009 batch of YC.

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A CS Education That’s Free Until You Get a Job – Austen Allred of Lambda School

Austen Allred is the CEO and cofounder of Lambda School. Lambda School provides a CS education that’s free until you get a job.

YC Interviews in India

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be holding interviews for the Summer 2019 batch in Bangalore for founders based in India. This will take place from May 7 to 9.

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