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Reimagining B2B Commerce with Faire

We believe that new and upcoming B2B players now have the tools to overcome historical constraints, and that large B2B commerce aggregators will emerge over the next decade. At YC, we often look to Faire (YC W17) as a prime example of B2B aggregators that will emerge over the next few years. In this post, we’ll walk through Faire’s opportunity as a B2B marketplace for independent retailers and brands, and discuss what its success means for the future of B2B commerce companies.

Meet 8 YC startups that are hiring right now

Many YC startups are actively hiring on Work at a Startup across engineering, product, design, marketing and more. We asked founders to shoot a 30-second video describing their businesses and open roles. Meet them here.

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GitLab’s Secret to Managing 160 Employees in 160 Locations

Ali Rowghani, head of YC Continuity, talks to Gitlab CEO Sid Sijbrandij (W15) about how Gitlab has built a completely distributed company with 160 people (and growing). Sid’s biggest tip for success in scaling a distributed company: write everything down.

The McDonald’s Quotient

I could tell he didn’t get it. Despite his polite smiles and nods, despite my frequently-rehearsed and carefully-refined explanations of what my company did and why it was…

How Lugg Got Its On-Demand Moving App off the Ground

The co-founders of Lugg on hustling for their first users, learning by doing, and the adrenaline rush of solving people’s pain points. Y Combinator: Lugg has attracted a…

Founder Stories: Detroit Water Project’s Tiffani Ashley Bell

The co-founder of the Detroit Water Project on creating a non-profit from scratch, coping with government bureaucracy, and how hearing a family’s toilet flush can make it all…

How to Design a Better Pitch Deck

The following is an adaption of a presentation I give to YC startups before we have them create their presentation slide decks for Demo Day. Here’s how to…

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