YC News


Y Combinator is Hiring a Visiting Partner in the Life Sciences

YC started funding bio companies in 2011 and since then the number of bio companies we’ve funded per batch has risen exponentially, now over 141 in total. To support our growing number of bio companies, we are hiring a Visiting Partner to work with them.

Frontier Carbon Removal Technologies

We’re excited to announce our new and expanded request for startups and nonprofits focusing on frontier technologies to remove carbon from the atmosphere.

Angelcalc and Y Combinator’s New Deal

Recently we made an announcement of a significant change in how we finance companies and, indeed, how we recommend that any startup raise seed financing. We released a new kind of safe, or simple agreement for future equity – a type of convertible security – called a post-money safe.

YC Top Companies List – 2018

We’re excited to share a list of Y Combinator’s top 100 companies. The top 100 YC Companies are listed by valuation (including the top 12 exits), as of October 17, 2018.

We put this list together to help people get to know some of the fastest growing alumni in the YC community. Most people know that Dropbox and Airbnb are YC companies, but they might be surprised by many of the other companies on the list. This is our first time publishing this list, and it’s something we’re planning to do every fall.

Survey of YC female founders on sexual coercion and assault by angel and VC investors

Earlier this year we funded Callisto, a non-profit dedicated to building tech to combat sexual assault and harassment. During their time at YC, we helped Callisto send a survey to YC female founders to ask if they’d ever been harassed by an angel or VC investor. We also created a formal process for founders in the YC community to report bad behavior by investors.

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.

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