YC News


Introducing YC Series A Batches

We launched a Series A program 6 months ago, but we started prototyping the program 6 months before that with a few companies. In that year, we’ve learned a huge amount about what works and what doesn’t work when raising an A. We’re now ready to launch the next phase of the program: working with companies that are ready for a Series A in batches, just like regular YC.

YC Winter 2018 Stats

Today is Y Combinator’s 26th Demo Day. 141 companies will be presenting over the next two days — which makes this the largest Demo Day in YC’s 13 years. Here are some stats about YC and the current batch, YC W18.

Updated Request for Startups

The application deadline for YC Summer 2018 is on March 24, and in honor of the deadline, we published an update to our Request for Startups.

Welcome Eric, Holly, Diego, Matt, Nic, Kyle, Adele, Jose, Matt, Ramon, and Gia

A lot of great people joined the YC and YCC teams in the past six months. You can now see a full list of people at YC here.…

Instructors for Startup Investor School

Here is the extraordinary group of investors and Y Combinator partners who will come together with Geoff Ralston to teach Startup Investor School.

Startup Investor School: The Basics of Seed Investing

Last year, for the first time, we taught a MOOC (massively open online course) for startup founders called Startup School. This year, we’re adding a new course called Startup Investor School which will teach the basics of seed (early) stage startup investing to anyone interested. Applications are open starting today.

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.

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