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Gusto: The People Platform for SMBs

Historically, there has been an undeniable gap in business services in the US. There are nearly six million small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the country, employing 43…

Venture Debt 101: Basics and Approach

In this guide, YC Managing Director Jon Levy talks about venture debt. He covers what it is, walks through some of its benefits and risks, and gives advice on how to approach the process of taking on venture debt. He also highlights Brex’s newly launched venture debt offering. Brex is a YC portfolio company that provides an all-in-one finance solution to their customers. With Brex’s new offering, they have plans to make the venture debt process simple and transparent.

YC is CRISPR for Startups

Last week, we launched our Summer 2021 batch here at Y Combinator, the 33rd batch since our founding in 2005. We are now funding hundreds of companies each…

Brex: The Future of Business Finance and Cash Management

When Henrique Dubugras and Pedro Franceschi joined the YC W17 batch with an idea for a VR startup, they quickly encountered a problem. They had applied for a…

Convoy: The Future of Truck Freight

Online marketplaces bring efficiency to traditional sectors. They offer a better user experience and increase margins for participants. They can accrue huge value by reducing friction and aggregating…

2020 — Year in Review

In early 2020 the entire world underwent a transformation. The planet was consumed by a pandemic that altered life as we knew it. Most of our normal routines…

Reimagining B2B Commerce with Faire

We believe that new and upcoming B2B players now have the tools to overcome historical constraints, and that large B2B commerce aggregators will emerge over the next decade. At YC, we often look to Faire (YC W17) as a prime example of B2B aggregators that will emerge over the next few years. In this post, we’ll walk through Faire’s opportunity as a B2B marketplace for independent retailers and brands, and discuss what its success means for the future of B2B commerce companies.

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