Welcome W21 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…

2020 — Year in Review

In early 2020 the entire world underwent a transformation. The planet was consumed by a pandemic that altered life as we knew it. Most of our normal routines…

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ICYMI: Watch 40+ founders pitch at YC’s Work at a Startup Expo

If you’ve ever wondered what YC’s Demo Day is like, YC’s annual Work at a Startup Expo is a peek behind the curtain. Founders share what’s unique about…

The Airbnbs

To celebrate Airbnb’s IPO and to help future founders, I thought it might be useful to explain what was special about Airbnb.

DoorDash from application to IPO

DoorDash is the first company that I’ve had the opportunity to follow all the way from YC application to IPO, so to celebrate I thought it would be fun and interesting to share what a great company like DoorDash looks like at the earliest stages.

Partnering with CodePath and ColorStack to support future technical founders

YC was founded around the idea that technologists should be at the center of tech innovation. It seems obvious today, but it wasn’t always that way. We believe…

Y Combinator’s Work at a Startup Expo Is Online on Thursday, December 3rd

Y Combinator runs our annual Work at a Startup Expo as a way of introducing promising YC startups to engineers (and others) who want to learn more about…

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