Y Combinator is a seed accelerator that provides financing services and business consulting to startup companies. In its main program, Y Combinator interviews and selects two batches of companies per year. The companies receive seed money, advice, and connections in exchange for 7% equity. The program includes "office hours", where startup founders meet individually and in groups with Y Combinator partners for advice. Founders also participate in weekly dinners where guests from the Silicon Valley ecosystem (successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, etc.) speak to the founders.

TypeInvestor
HQMountain View, US
Founded2005
Websiteycombinator.com
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
Sam Altman

Sam Altman

Partner
Gustaf Alstromer

Gustaf Alstromer

Partner
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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

Fresh out of Y Combinator, Leena AI scores $2M seed round

Leena AI, a recent Y Combinator graduate focusing on HR chatbots to help employees answer questions like how much vacation time they have left, announced a $2 million seed round today from a variety of investors. Company co-founder and CEO Adit Jain says the seed money is about scaling the company a…

The top 10 startups from Y Combinator’s Demo Day S’18 Day 2

59 startups took the stage at Y Combinator’s Demo Day 2  and among the highlights were a company that helps developers manage in-app subscriptions; a service that lets you create animojis from real photos; and a surplus medical equipment reselling platform. Oh… and there was also a company that’s de…

At Y Combinator, Startups Manage Molecules Rather Than Code

Demo Day at the famed incubator showed strong interest in all things bio, from healthcare to food.

All 59 startups that launched today at Y Combinator’s S18 Demo Day 2

From yeast-grown Cannibinoids to project management software to consumer apps looking to gauge opinions on college campuses, there was quite the wide variety of spaces represented on the second day of pitches from Y Combinator’s Summer 2018 class. As we noted yesterday, B2B software and services was…

10 Startups that caught our eye from Y Combinator S18 Demo Day 1

From new wearables to detect breast cancer to creating the industrial supply chain for the meat replacement industry, the latest crop of Y Combinator companies showcased the breadth of entrepreneurial innovation that encapsulates the waning days of 2018. While the entire batch of 63 companies were i…

Y Combinator accidentally accepts 15,000 companies to a course – but owns its mistake

Y Combinator is an ultra-exclusive startup accelerator, with results that justify its haughty reputation. It also runs an free online course called Startup School, for which companies have to apply, and only a few thousand are accepted. Except this year, when it accidentally admitted literally every…
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