Congrats to Rigetti Computing (YC S14) on going public!
Congratulations to Chad and to all of the folks at Rigetti who have worked so hard to get to this point. There’s a ton of quantum distance still to go, but no company and no team is better positioned to make that journey.
YC’s $500,000 Standard Deal
by Geoff Ralston1/11/2022
We have a new standard deal at Y Combinator. When a company is accepted into the YC batch program, we now invest a total of $500,000. We still invest $125,000 for 7% and now also invest an additional $375,000 on an uncapped safe with an MFN.
Amplitude (W12) is going public
by Geoff Ralston9/28/2021
Today, Amplitude , which waspart of YC’s W12 batch, is going public. Their story of grit, determination, andcreativity, is an epic one.Spenser and Curtis first applied to YC in 2011, but their idea, a new version ofMechanical Turk, did not impress YC’s reviewers at the time, and although theywere clearly brilliant hackers, that first application was rejected.
YC is CRISPR for Startups
by Geoff Ralston6/25/2021
Last week, we launched our Summer 2021 batch here at Y Combinator, the 33rdbatch since our founding in 2005. We are now funding hundreds of companies eachbatch, and I’ve been reflecting on how we work with those companies during thebatch and afterward, as they build their business.Over the years, I’ve found that there is a common misapprehension about what wedo at Y Combinator.
by Geoff Ralston3/23/2021
One of the most common questions I hear is: “why has YC continued to grow ourbatch size?”.For each twice-yearly batch, we receive thousands of applicants through our online application . We have always wanted tofund as many great founders as possible and are convinced that in the incomingtorrent of applications there are hundreds of startups with epic potential, ifwe could only work with them and make them part of the YC community.