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.
João Batalha and Luís Batalha are cofounders of Fermat’s Library. Fermat’s Library is a platform for annotating papers. Each week they send out a paper annotated by their community. Some recent papers were Birds and Frogs by Freeman Dyson and Von Neumann’s First Computer Program by Donald Knuth.
- YC China + Qi Lu August 14, 2018 | China, YC News
- Learning Math for Machine Learning August 1, 2018 | Advice, AI, Paths
- Startup School 2018 – Curriculum August 7, 2018 | Startup School, YC News
- Announcing Startup School 2018 July 18, 2018 | Startup School
- The YC Seed Deck Template March 12, 2018 | Advice
- YC’s 2018 Summer Reading List July 24, 2018 | Lists
- A Guide to Seed Fundraising January 7, 2016 | Advice, Essay
- Female Founders Conference in Silicon Valley on September 15 August 10, 2018 | Event, Female Founders
- YC’s Essential Startup Advice September 25, 2017 | Advice
- 15 Companies from the YC Summer 2018 Batch August 7, 2018 | Company Launch