Y Combinator

Y Combinator is a startup accelerator. It provides seed funding for a range of startups twice a year.

HQMountain View, US
Size (employees)1,459 (est)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
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

Jessica Livingston

Jessica Livingston

Founder, Partner
Robert Morris

Robert Morris

Aaron Epstein

Aaron Epstein

Aaron Harris

Aaron Harris

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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

The top startup accelerator just released its how-to guide for scientists and academics who want to start companies. Here's what Y Combinator says all founders need to know.

Summary List Placement Academic research can be a lucrative opportunity, as long as researchers know what they are doing. That's the thesis noted startup accelerator Y Combinator is pursuing with its first how-to guide aimed at teaching academics, researchers, and students how to spin up a company …

The founder of Dutch $3 billion unicorn MessageBird went to Y Combinator for growth and investors — but says Europe is now catching up to the US

Summary List Placement "I don't think I've ever actually talked about this publicly," laughs Robert Vis, founder of cloud communications firm MessageBird, down the phone.  Asked about his upbringing, the Netherlands native reveals how he spent his late teenage years working up an online video platf…

Here's an exclusive look at the pitch deck a 23-year-old Y Combinator alum used to raise $1 million for ethical bank cards

Summary List Placement Fighting climate change comes in many forms. For some it might be cutting down on meat or flying less, but now people can potentially help fight deforestation with their debit card.  That's the idea behind TreeCard, a debit card made from wood launching in 2021. The startup …

Emailio, A Y Combinator Productivity Startup, Fixes Your Bad Email Habits

We all have bad email habits. These behaviors keep us spending more time in our emails than necessary. Martin Stoyanov and his team have spent years trying to build a better email experience from the ground up. They came up with Emailio.

New program wants to be the Y Combinator for emerging fund managers

Rolling funds, the rise of solo capitalists, crowd syndicates, and team-based seed funds all scream one thing in unison: venture capital is growing and getting unbundled at the same time. While the asset class remains largely exclusive and skewed white and male, innovation does have the potential to…

Indonesian accounting app BukuWarung raises new capital, graduates from Y Combinator

It aims to significantly grow its user base in Indonesia and explore credit, savings, and insurance offerings.
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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.

  • How many employees does Y Combinator have?

    Y Combinator has 1,459 employees.

  • Who are Y Combinator competitors?

    Competitors of Y Combinator include Techstars, Foundry Group and NextView Ventures.

  • 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.