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Meet the YC Summer 2023 Batch

by Garry Tan9/6/2023

We're kicking off our 37th Demo Day — the one celebrating the Summer 2023 batch. I’ve seen a lot of batches in the last decade and a half, and I can say without a doubt: this is a good one. It’s one of the strongest YC batches ever.

YC’s Group Partners share their worst investor meetings

by Garry Tan8/17/2023

Before any of us were Group Partners at YC, we were founders. We know how it feels to be in the hot seat when you’re raising money, and we’ve seen just how many ways an investor meeting can go wrong. For the latest episode of Office Hours, we tell some of those stories.

Introducing our newest video series: Office Hours

by Garry Tan, Greg Kumparak7/21/2023

Many of the billion dollar startups you know and love had to pivot, and that’s what the first episode of our newest video series Office Hours is about.

Inaugural YC Top Companies List by Revenue

by Garry Tan6/27/2023

Today we’re publishing a list that recognizes the companies in the YC community that achieved the highest net revenue throughout 2022. Congratulations to everyone on the inaugural YC Top Companies List by Revenue!

Tom Blomfield of GoCardless and Monzo is our newest Group Partner

by Garry Tan5/24/2023

Introducing YC's newest Group Partner, Tom Blomfield

Building APIs for AI: An Interview with Zapier’s Bryan Helmig

by Garry Tan3/22/2023

We sat down with Bryan Helmig, the CTO and founder of Zapier, to talk APIs and interoperability, and learn more about the company’s first-ever public API: Natural Language Actions (NLA).

Changes at YC

by Garry Tan3/13/2023

In recent years, we have also done some late stage investing. But late stage investing turned out to be so different from early stage that we found it to be a distraction from our core mission. So we’re going to decrease the amount of late stage investing we do.