Startups


Startups For Students Guide

In the past two years, we’ve met over 6000 students during our virtual outreach tours. We compiled a list of the questions they most frequently asked about startups, and created this Startups for Students Guide.

Black Engineers in Startups Seminar

In February, Michael Seibel (Managing Director, Early Stage and Group Partner at YC) and Aston Motes (Investor, Director of /dev/color and first employee at Dropbox) are bringing together a cohort of black engineers who are interested in learning about startups and [finding roles][1] at fast-growing YC companies.

Monzo Makes Money Work For Everyone

Five years in, Monzo is just starting its second act. Monzo’s first act was to build the UK’s best consumer and SMB banking product. Their second act will be to make money work for truly everyone by scaling to a global audience.

Aspiring Founders Forum for Women Globally

The world needs more women-led companies. On November 17th, join YC for the second Aspiring Founders Forum, a virtual event for women globally and learn how to start a startup from inspiring entrepreneurs. RSVP at AFF2021.ycombinator.com.

Gusto: The People Platform for SMBs

Historically, there has been an undeniable gap in business services in the US. There are nearly six million small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the country, employing 43…

Venture Debt 101: Basics and Approach

In this guide, YC Managing Director Jon Levy talks about venture debt. He covers what it is, walks through some of its benefits and risks, and gives advice on how to approach the process of taking on venture debt. He also highlights Brex’s newly launched venture debt offering. Brex is a YC portfolio company that provides an all-in-one finance solution to their customers. With Brex’s new offering, they have plans to make the venture debt process simple and transparent.

11 YC startups hiring for biology, life sciences, chemistry and data informatics roles

YC funded our first biotech company, Ginkgo Bioworks, in 2014. Since then, we’ve expanded aggressively into all areas of biotech and the life sciences. Today, YC funds more…

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