Female Founders

Read and watch the founding stories of some of Y Combinator’s female alumni. Learn about things like how they got started, their experience at Y Combinator, their experience as female founders, and what they wish they’d known when they were younger. As you’ll see, their experiences are fascinating, both individually and in their variety.


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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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Pitch Practice with FlavorCloud, Holly Liu, and Adora Cheung

Rathna Sharad pitches FlavorCloud to Holly Liu, YC Visiting Partner, at our Seattle Female Founders Conference. Adora Cheung, YC Partner, then repitches FlavorCloud to Holly.

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Fundraising Advice from Female Founders

During the Seattle Female Founders Conference we hosted a panel where Kristen Hamilton (Koru), Beth Kolko (Shift Labs) and Amy Nelson (The Riveter) spoke with YC CFO and Partner Kirsty Nathoo about their fundraising experiences.

Seattle Female Founders Conference Live Stream

We’re live streaming the first Y Combinator Female Founders Conference event of the year at 2pm PST.

Join Leap: An Online Community for Women

I’m excited to share an experimental project I’ve been working on at YC over the last 10 months. It’s called Leap and it’s an online community for women in tech to talk about whatever we want.

Female Founders Conference Seattle: Speakers

We’re looking forward to hosting our first Female Founders Conference event of the year in Seattle on Feb 3. We’re excited to be joined by these speakers…

Y Combinator Female Founders Conference 2018

In 2018, for the fifth anniversary of FFC, rather than hosting one conference in the Bay Area, we will be hosting 3 events throughout the country: one in Seattle in February, one in New York over the summer and one in the Bay Area in the fall.

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