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.
Matt Hackett and Casey Neistat are the cofounders of Beme, which was acquired by CNN last year. You might already know Casey from his YouTube channel which now has over 8M subscribers. And before Beme, Matt was a Hacker-in-Residence at betaworks and the VP of Engineering at Tumblr.
Cashfree is India’s first payment gateway that automates inbound and outbound bank transfers. This replaces the slow, error prone alternative of uploading Excel files for bulk payments or manually reconciling payments received via bank transfers. Using Cashfree, payments that take 2-3 days to process happen instantly, independent of banking hours.Oct 25, 2017
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- 13 Startup Ideas November 16, 2017 | Essay
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- How to Split Equity Among Co-Founders December 2, 2015 | Advice, Essay, Startup School
- Growth Guide: How to Set Up, Staff and Scale a Growth Program July 20, 2017 | Advice, YC Continuity