Biotech


There Are Now 141 Bio Companies Funded by YC

Over the last two years, YC has made more seed investments in bio companies than any other investor in the world. The number of bio companies in each batch has been exponentially increasing, and there are now 141 bio companies funded by YC.

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David Zeevi on Personalized Nutrition Based on Your Gut Microbiome

David Zeevi is a James S. McDonnell independent fellow at the Rockefeller University Center for Studies in Physics and Biology. He focuses on developing computational methods for studying microbial ecology in the human gut and in the marine environment, and its contribution to human and environmental health. He was one of the authors on the paper Personalized Nutrition by Prediction of Glycemic Responses.

Lab Space for YC Bio Companies

Our new experimental YC Bio Program (announced in January) will kick off this June and the bio companies will all have access space at Bonneville Labs.

YC Bio

I’m excited to announce a new experiment we’re going to try: YC Bio. YC Bio is a new way for us to fund early-stage life science companies that are still in the lab phase.

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Elizabeth Iorns on Biotech Companies in YC

Elizabeth Iorns is cofounder and CEO of Science Exchange. She’s also an Expert here at YC. She came in to answer some of the most common questions we get from founders in biotech.

YC’s Sam Altman and Elizabeth Iorns talk to Nature about funding biotech startups

Y Combinator, a company that backs technology start-ups, is famous for its early support of successful software firms such as Airbnb and Dropbox. It historically has invested a…

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