Growth


How to Monetize a Freemium Business

For every successful freemium business, there are hundreds of companies that have tried freemium but failed. Here we’ll be sharing a step-by-step guide for monetizing your freemium business – covering user segmentation and targeting, monetization campaign set-up and best practices, and model optimization.

Apply to the Fall 2018 YC Growth Program

The YC Growth Program is designed for companies with between 50 – 150 employees that are scaling rapidly. If you would like to be considered for admission, please complete this application.

Open Application for YC Growth Program

We are delighted to invite interested founders to apply to the YC Growth Program. The Growth Program is designed for companies with between 50 – 150 employees that are scaling rapidly. The deadline for application is February 23, 2018.

Announcing YC’s Growth Stage Program

Today, we are excited to announce the YC Growth Program, our first formal program for later stage startups. If we imagine Y Combinator as the university degree for startups, the Growth Program is grad school. The program is designed for founder-CEOs of post-Series A companies with between 50-100 employees who are in the early stages of company-building. The basis of the program is a 10-week dinner series, with each dinner focused on a specific issue that every startup has to overcome in order to scale successfully.

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Growth Office Hours with Anu Hariharan and Gustaf Alstromer

Anu Hariharan and Gustaf Alstromer are partners at YC. This episode is a follow-up to Anu’s Growth Guide.

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The Two Most Common Mistakes Growth Stage Founders Make

In this Office Hours excerpt, Ali Rowghani shares the two most common mistakes growth stage founders make. They are: 1. Not recognizing the job description changes as you grow. 2. Rushing or forcing hiring.

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Scaling Growth | Gustaf Alstromer (YC Partner + Airbnb) & Ed Baker (Uber)

Gustaf Alstromer, YC’s newest Partner (formerly product lead for Growth at Airbnb) joined a panel with Ed Baker, (former Head of Growth at Uber), to share tips on growth experiments and team dynamics at a scaling company.

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