Outgoing YC President Geoff Ralston: The market is changing; YC’s terms are not
Last week at Web Summit, we were asked to interview outgoing Y Combinator President Geoff Ralston about the past, present and future of the popular accelerator program. We covered a lot of ground duri
Delving into YC’s diversity data following a category shakeup
It’s possible, given that some Black and Latinx founders may identify as multiracial, that the new category contributed to a drop in monoracial demographic categories.
Garry Tan is the next president and CEO of Y Combinator
Initialized Capital founder Garry Tan will become president and CEO of Y Combinator next year, the two organizations announced today. Tan will be taking over the role from Geoff Ralston, who has been
Deal-flow newsletters surface gold nuggets for investors
Why do investors want deal-flow newsletters? And what's in it for newsletter creators and the startups they feature? Let's explore.
Y Combinator President Geoff Ralston shares actionable advice for startup founders
Running a startup accelerator comes with a number of occupational hazards, but “skepticism is the easiest thing to fall into when you’ve seen too many companies,” said Y Combinator P
Extra Crunch Live: Join Y Combinator’s Geoff Ralston for a live chat today at 12pm PT/3pm ET
How has Y Combinator adapted its accelerator program to work through a pandemic? What does YC look for in a company in a year as rocky and unpredictable as this one? Y Combinator President Geoff Ralst
Extra Crunch Live: Join our Q&A tomorrow at noon PDT with Y Combinator’s Geoff Ralston
From Airbnb to Zapier, and Coinbase to Instacart, many of the tech world’s most valuable companies spent their earliest days in Y Combinator’s accelerator program. Steering the ship at Y C
YC to cut the size of its investment in future YC startups
In a blog post this Friday afternoon, Y Combinator’s president Geoff Ralston said that the accelerator would make two changes to its terms for startups. The first would see the size of the standard
Professional network for women Elpha raises seed funding
Elpha raises $1.1M to create a digital community for women in tech.
YC is doubling down on these investment theses in its most recent batch
Changes at YC, trends in the startup universe and a breakdown of the accelerator's latest batch.
Startups Weekly: VCs are drunk on beverage startups
In this week's newsletter: Y Combinator has a new president, DoorDash raises $600M and startups go on acquisition sprees.
Y Combinator promotes Geoff Ralston to president, while Sam Altman shifts to advisor role
Two months ago, when Sam Altman surprised the industry by stepping away from his post as the president of Y Combinator to become the CEO of OpenAI, an artificial intelligence-focused company, TechCrun