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.


Fundraising Advice From the Female Founders Conference

Four successful female startup founders share stories and advice about the fundraising process.

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Creating Good Company Culture (and Sticking to It)

The Muse’s Kathryn Minshew on being painfully honest about the state of your company (and its culture) and always remembering why you started.

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The Snakes and Ladders Game of Startups

Gobble’s Ooshma Garg on how day-to-day, building a startup is like a real life game of Snakes and Ladders.

Female Founder Stories: Jamie Wong, Founder of Vayable (YC S12)

Vayable is the global marketplace for unique experiences.

Female Founder Stories: Kathryn Minshew and Alex Cavoulacos, Founders of The Muse (YC W12)

The Muse is the most trusted career site for people in the first 10-15 years of their career. We help over 1.5 million every month answer the question, “What do I want to do with my life (and how do I get there)?” via expert advice, online skill building classes, job opportunities, and behind-the-scenes video profiles of what it’s actually like to work at companies like Facebook, Uber, Lyft or Zappos.

Female Founder Stories: Susan Johnson, Founder of Women.com (YC S14)

Women.com is a women-only sharing platform. Our members share experiences, milestones, questions, advice, pictures, articles, videos, books, products, stories, interests, habits, confessions, rants, high moments, low moments, and everything in between. We are a safe place for women-only.

Female Founder Stories: Somaira Punjwani, Founder of Medmonk (YC W12)

Medmonk lets pharmacists provide co-pay assistance to patients who cannot afford their out-of-pocket medication costs.

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