Y Combinator

Y Combinator provides seed funding for startups. It runs two three-month funding cycles a year, one from January through March and one from June through August. Each cycle culminates in an event called Demo Day, at which the startups present to an audience that now includes prominent startup investors.

HQMountain View, US
Y Combinator was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Mountain View, US

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Key People/Management at Y Combinator

Trevor Blackwell

Trevor Blackwell

Founder, Expert
Paul Graham

Paul Graham

Founder, Retired
Jessica Livingston

Jessica Livingston

Founder, Partner
Robert Morris

Robert Morris

Founder, Retired
Harj Taggar

Harj Taggar

Lindsay Amos

Lindsay Amos

Director of Communications
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Y Combinator Office Locations

Y Combinator has an office in Mountain View
Mountain View, US (HQ)
335 Pioneer Way
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Y Combinator News and Updates

Handle, A Y Combinator Construction Tech Startup, Creates Business Intelligence For Contractors

Patrick Hogan, Blake Robertson, and Chris Woodard recognized the financial challenges contractors regularly face created Handle as their solution. Handle simplifies the complex financial operations in construction using automation.

Looking to close a series A? This comprehensive Y Combinator guide can help

If you are looking to raise a series A, then you’re in luck because Y Combinator has published a comprehensive guide to help founders better understand this type of financing and close a round. The well-known American Seed money accelerator has produced a 70-page guide based on its work with 190 bus…

Changing policy, Y Combinator cuts its pro rata stake and makes investments case-by-case

In a message posted to its internal communications channel earlier this week, the massive startup accelerator Y Combinator said it will change the terms of its own PPP (the YC pro rata investment program) and investing in companies raising seed and Series A rounds on a case-by-case basis. The compan…

Y Combinator startup WorkClout used this pitch deck to raise $2.3 million in seed funding. We asked how it's helping firms cope with coronavirus.

Software startup WorkClout raised $2.3 million in a seed fundraising round backed by Y Combinator, Spider Capital and Mehta Ventures.  The firm – a graduate of Y Combinator's winter cohort – helps manufacturers allocate tasks and upskill employees. Founder and CEO Arjun Patel described WorkClout a…

Y Combinator to move online for Summer 2020 cohort

LatAm List – Y Combinator, the Silicon Valley accelerator program, has announced plans to make the Summer 2020 program entirely virtual in light of the current pandemic. The YC Winter cohort Demo Day has already been converted online to protect participants. The decision to move the summer program o…

GC’s Niko Bonatsos on Y Combinator, edtech and investing in the shadow of coronavirus

This week, Extra Crunch hosted a call with General Catalyst managing director Niko Bonatsos to discuss a number of startup topics, including what the novel coronavirus is doing to investing in the Valley, as well as his thoughts on robotics, homeschooling, edtech, SMBs, international investing and w…
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Y Combinator Online and Social Media Presence

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Y Combinator Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Y Combinator founded?

    Y Combinator was founded in 2005.

  • Who are Y Combinator key executives?

    Y Combinator's key executives are Trevor Blackwell, Paul Graham and Jessica Livingston.

  • Where is Y Combinator headquarters?

    Y Combinator headquarters is located at 335 Pioneer Way, Mountain View.

  • Where are Y Combinator offices?

    Y Combinator has an office in Mountain View.

  • How many offices does Y Combinator have?

    Y Combinator has 1 office.