Application to IPO

These are the stories of YC startups from their application to their IPO.


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.

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…

The Airbnbs

To celebrate Airbnb’s IPO and to help future founders, I thought it might be useful to explain what was special about Airbnb.

DoorDash from application to IPO

DoorDash is the first company that I’ve had the opportunity to follow all the way from YC application to IPO, so to celebrate I thought it would be fun and interesting to share what a great company like DoorDash looks like at the earliest stages.

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