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Michael Seibel on his next ten years at YC

by Garry Tan, Michael Seibel3/15/2024

Earlier today Michael shared an update with the YC community, outlining a shift to his role within YC moving forward.

Backstory: How Tom Blomfield founded two billion-dollar companies

by Garry Tan1/30/2024

There aren’t a ton of people in the world who can say they founded a billion dollar company. There are far fewer that can say they did it twice. YC Group Partner Tom Blomfield is one of those few — this is his backstory.

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!

‘Backstory’ introduces you to YC’s Group Partners, starting with the unbeatable Surbhi Sarna

by Garry Tan9/29/2023

Surbhi Sarna is a Group Partner at YC, mentoring a generation of healthcare founders. Her story is one of the most intense startup stories I’ve ever heard, but it’s one best told by Surbhi herself. In this debut episode of our new series ‘Backstory’, she’ll do just that.

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.