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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Breaking Down HackerRank’s Survey of 40,000 Developers with Vivek Ravisankar

Vivek Ravisankar is the CEO and cofounder of HackerRank, which was in the Summer 2011 batch. They surveyed 40,000 developers on things including their favorite frameworks, what they want in a job, and how they learned to code.

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Funding Is an Outcome of Building a Good Business – Porter Braswell of Jopwell

Porter Braswell is the CEO and cofounder of Jopwell (YC S15). Jopwell is a career advancement platform for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals.

14 Companies From YC Winter 2018

Meet 14 companies that announced they’re part of the YC Winter 2018 batch.

13 Companies From YC Winter 2018

Meet 13 companies that are part of the Winter 2018 batch of Y Combinator.

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Researching Psilocybin’s Effects on Depression – Dr. Rosalind Watts

Dr. Rosalind Watts is a clinical psychologist at the Psychedelic Research Group at Imperial College London. The Psychedelic Research Group focuses on two main areas: first, the action of psychedelic drugs in the brain and second, their clinical utility.

10 Companies From YC Winter 2018

Meet 10 companies that recently announced they’re part of the YC Winter 2018 batch.

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YC Partner Panel at the Seattle Female Founders Conference

YC Partners answer questions from the audience at our Seattle Female Founders Conference. On stage: Kirsty Nathoo, Kat Manalac, Holly Liu, and Adora Cheung. Moderated by Sharon Pope.

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