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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Jared Friedman and Matt Long Discuss Work at a Startup

Jared Friedman and Matt Long discuss Work at a Startup and the Work at a Startup Expo on July 28th.

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Office Hours with Adora Cheung

Adora Cheung is a partner at YC and she also cofounded Homejoy, which went through YC in the Summer 2010 batch. If you have questions for a future office hours episode, just tweet them our way.

Hacker News Highlights: April & May 2018

Here are some of our favorite Hacker News comments from April and May: A HN user writes about exchanging emails with John Carmack in the way Carmack writes about emailing Steve Jobs, then Carmack joins the thread; Responding to post about Mandaeism, an ancient Gnostic religion, a HN user turns out to have been raised in it.

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Advice for Students and Recent Graduates on Finding Jobs – Liz Wessel of WayUp

Liz Wessel is the cofounder and CEO of WayUp. WayUp is a job and internship platform for college students and recent graduates. They were part of the Winter 2015 YC batch.

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Simon Benjamin on Architectures for Quantum Computing

Simon Benjamin is a Professor of Quantum Technologies at Oxford. He is also the Principle Investigator for Oxford’s project on Quantum Optimisation and Machine Learning.

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John Preskill on Quantum Computing

John Preskill is a theoretical physicist and the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech. In this episode we cover what John’s been focusing on for years: quantum information, quantum computing, and quantum error correction.

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Mathematical Approaches to Image Processing with Carola Schönlieb

Carola Schönlieb is an applied mathematician at the University of Cambridge. She’s also a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute and the head of the Image Analysis group at Cambridge’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.

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