Founder Stories


Does co-founder matching work? It did for these three YC companies.

Does co-founder matching work? It did for these three YC companies. Read about how the founders of Seer, Sequin, and Kiwi Biosciences used YC’s co-founder matching platform to complete their founding team.

Weave (W14) is Going Public

Today, Weave, which was part of YC’s W14 batch, is going public. Brandon, Jared, and Clint worked incredibly hard, stayed the course and, as a result, Weave has become an extraordinary success.

Embark Trucks’ (W16) Road to IPO

Today, Embark Trucks, once a startup in YC’s W16 batch, is going public. Congrats to Alex, Brandon and the entire Embark team.

GitLab from YC to IPO

We want to congratulate Sid Sijbrandij, Dmitriy Zaporozhets, and the entire GitLab Inc. team on today’s IPO! GitLab Inc., from YC’s Winter 2015 batch, is YC’s first open-source company to go public, the first alum of the YC Growth Program to go public, and one of the earliest investments made by the YC Continuity Fund.

Amplitude (W12) is going public

Today, Amplitude, which was part of YC’s W12 batch, is going public. Their story of grit, determination, and creativity, is an epic one.

Ginkgo Bioworks (S14) is going public today

Ginkgo Bioworks is the first biotech company YC funded, and today they are going public. To celebrate their IPO, here’s the story of how Ginkgo Bioworks ended up in YC, and what their journey was like as YC’s first biotech company.

Coinbase from YC to IPO

Today, Coinbase has gone public. We are proud to say that Coinbase is a Y Combinator company and a member of the Summer 2012 batch. Co-founder and CEO…

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