YC Continuity

Advice and essays for growth-stage companies.


How to Manage a Board

Anu Hariharan shares the collective wisdom of the YC community to help guide founders on best practices in managing a board––including running board meetings and overcoming board issues.

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.

Growth Guide: How to Set Up, Staff and Scale a Growth Program

“Growth hacks” can be extremely helpful in driving viral growth early in a product’s path to product market fit. However, sustaining long-term growth and reaching hundreds of millions of users requires a scientific approach to growth. In fact, growth experts resoundingly say that “growth hacking” isn’t in their vocabulary or something they relate to their work. “Hacking” implies a haphazard / gut-driven approach, and the reality is quite the opposite. Startups that have seen amazing growth have developed teams and processes that are intentional, exceedingly metrics-driven, and thrive on experimentation. We talked to 25 of the experts who have driven this growth programs and have included their advice in this guide.

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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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The Job of a CFO at a Scaling Company | Sarah Friar (CFO of Square) & Jason Child (CFO of Opendoor)

Anu Hariharan, YC Partner on the Continuity Fund, sat down with Sarah Friar (Square, Salesforce) and Jason Child (Opendoor, Groupon, Amazon) to dig into the job of a CFO at a scaling company.

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How to Build Your Board | Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin

Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin, talks through how he built his board of directors, and shares lessons-learned.

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