YC News


New Standard Deal

We are changing the standard deal at YC and increasing our investment from $120K to $150K. The $150K investment for 7% will be made on a post-money cap safe. We believe the post-money safe is simpler, making ownership and dilution easier to understand.

Early Decision

We’re excited to announce Early Decision for 2019. Similar to what many colleges allow, we’ll be offering undergrad and graduate students the chance to apply one batch early.

Reminder: Female Founders Conference – Bay Area

Tuesday, September 4, is the last day to sign up for YC’s Female Founders Conference.

Meet YC This Fall

This fall, YC and YC alum will be hosting office hours and events in cities around the world. We’ll be adding to this list in the next couple weeks. We hope to see you there.

YC China + Qi Lu

I am delighted to announce that Qi Lu is joining YC to launch and run YC China. We are excited for Qi to come onboard as the Founding CEO of YC China and to build a long-term local organization that will combine the best of Silicon Valley and China and create a lot of innovation.

YC Office Hours at Hack the North – September 14

We’re hosting office hours at Hack the North at the University of Waterloo on Friday, September 14, 2018.

Startup School 2018 – Curriculum

Two weeks ago we announced Startup School 2018. Our free, online course will kick off in just three weeks, on August 28th. We also let founders know that 100 of the companies that complete the course will receive $10,000 in equity-free funding from YC.
This year’s course will feature revamped software and all new material which will be added to the extraordinary library of startup content YC has collected over the past two years of Startup School and the many years of working with and writing about startups. This work is being collected at startupschool.org/library.

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