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.


9 Companies from the YC Summer 2018 Batch

At Y Combinator, founders decide when they want to announce that they’re part of the program. Meet 9 of the companies who have announced that they’re part of the YC Summer 2018 batch so far.

YC’s 2018 Summer Reading List

Our 2018 summer reading list. Featuring: Shoe Dog, How to Change Your Mind, Man’s Search for Meaning, Mind of Napoleon, The Undoing Project, Powerhouse, Radiolab: Border Trilogy, Parable of the Sower, The Lathe of Heaven, H is for Hawk, and others.

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Helping Veterans Transition into the Private Sector – Jocko Willink and Mike Sarraille

Jocko Willink and Mike Sarraille served together as Navy SEALs and now work together at Echelon Front. They’ve just launched an initiative called Overwatch. Overwatch is a talent acquisition firm that matches employers with veterans from special operations forces and combat aviation.

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YC Partner AMA at the Female Founders Conference

Recorded live at our Female Founders Conference in New York, an AMA with Kat Manalac, Kirsty Nathoo, Adora Cheung, Holly Liu, Jessica Livingston, and Carolynn Levy.

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Fireside Chat with Kat Mañalac, Kathryn Minshew, and Alex Cavoulacos

Recorded live at our Female Founders Conference in New York, Kat Mañalac sits down with The Muse cofounders Kathryn Minshew and Alex Cavoulacos.

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Jessica Livingston Shares 9 Things She Learned From Founding YC

Recorded live at our Female Founders Conference in New York, Jessica Livingston shares lessons learned while starting and operating YC.

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Mariya Nurislamova, Founder of Scentbird at the Female Founders Conference

Recorded live at our Female Founders Conference in New York, Mariya Nurislamova shares the story of building Scentbird.

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