Why you really DO need a technical co-founder

Based on the thousands of companies YC has funded over the years, companies lacking a technical co-founder underperform. In this episode of Dalton + Michael, we’ll discuss exactly why that is.

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Dalton and Michael's tips for technical founders

by Dalton Caldwell11/1/2023

The stories are true: technical founders (and early technical employees!) often end up with the short end of the stick when starting a company. In this episode of Dalton & Michael, we'll discuss how to keep that from happening to you.

Design Review: How to convert more visitors into customers

by Greg Kumparak10/26/2023

Getting people to visit your startup’s website is just step one. Getting them to actually sign up or buy something is a whole different challenge — and it’s one where good design is crucial. Join YC's Aaron Epstein and Pete Koomen as they share tips for turning more visitors into actual customers.

Is it time to quit your job at a unicorn?

by Dalton Caldwell10/19/2023

If you’re an employee of a late-stage company right now, how would you know when it’s time to move on? There isn't an easy answer — but in this episode, Dalton + Michael share suggestions on the good/bad signs to look for.

YC’s Health & Bio Summit is coming to SF in December — apply now to attend

by Surbhi Sarna10/11/2023

If you’re in the early stages of building a health or bio startup and want to meet others doing the same, join us at the YC Health & Bio Summit in San Francisco on December 6, 2023.

Office Hours: YC’s Group Partners share advice on actually getting things done

by Greg Kumparak10/6/2023

For this episode of Office Hours, the Group Partners are talking about productivity — what works for the founders they help, and, perhaps more importantly, what doesn’t.

Meet YC’s newest Group Partner and Visiting Group Partners

by Garry Tan10/6/2023

I'm thrilled to welcome YC's newest Group Partner and Visiting Group Partners. Welcome, Tyler and Nate — and congrats, Pete!