YC News


Y Combinator Launches Co-Founder Matching Platform

We’re excited to announce Y Combinator’s co-founder matching platform is now available for everyone through Startup School, our free online program and community for founders. Anyone actively looking…

Y Combinator Top Companies — July 2021

YC companies raise money year round — leading to the YC Top Companies list becoming outdated almost as soon as it’s published. To combat this, moving forward the…

Come Work at YC

Y Combinator’s software and legal teams, and YC Continuity are hiring. Learn more about the open roles.

Welcome S21 Visiting Group Partners

Every batch, we invite founders and executives to advise YC companies as Visiting Group Partners. These advisors bring valuable insights and recent operational experience to YC early stage companies. Throughout the batch, they take on a subset of YC Group Partner responsibilities, including application reading, interviews, group office hours, individual office hours, demo day prep, and more.

We have five Visiting Group Partners joining us for the YC Summer 2021 batch. Welcome back, Reshma Khilnani, Surbhi Sarna, and Nicolas Dessaigne, and welcome to Diana Hu and Calvin French-Owen.

YC Winter 2021 Batch Stats

Today is our 32nd Demo Day, and 319 companies are presenting virtually. You can see a list of the companies that presented on-the-record in the YC Directory. Below…

Scaling YC

One of the most common questions I hear is: “why has YC continued to grow our batch size?”. For each twice-yearly batch, we receive thousands of applicants through…

Startup School Aspiring Founders Track Relaunches

Starting today, we’re reopening the Startup School Aspiring Founders track as a continuous course. This track is intended for potential founders who are interested in starting a company…

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