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First YC Bio company to start clinical trials

by Jared Friedman10/14/2020

Shasqi is the first YC Bio company to start first-in-humanclinical trials for a drug.We’re very excited to share the news that Shasqi is the first YC Bio company to have a drug enter first-in-humanclinical trials1.

Responding to COVID-19

by Jared Friedman3/25/2020

In order to confront the COVID-19 crisis, we need to immediately mobilize globalscientific and technical talent. There are already a number of YC companies that are helping with the crisis, and we’relooking for more startups that, if successful, could alter the trajectory ofCOVID-19.

YC and Ginkgo Bioworks announce new partnership for synthetic biology startups

by Jared Friedman9/16/2019

Ginkgo Bioworks was the first bio company YCfunded, back in summer 2014, which makes us especially delighted to announce anew partnership between YC and Ginkgo.Ginkgo Bioworks programs cells. They program them to produce flavors,fragrances, cannabinoids, food proteins, and more.

How Biotech Startup Funding Will Change in the Next 10 Years

by Jared Friedman8/5/2019

Back when YC was getting started about 10 years ago, Paul Graham wrote some essays that predicted the way startupfundraising would change in the next decade – accurately, it turns out.

YC Partners With Atomwise to Fund More Bio Companies

by Jared Friedman4/29/2019

In the last 10 years, the tools for studying biology have become much lessexpensive and more widely available. This has made it possible for new startupsto do serious research right from the start, and it is leading to an explosionof biotech startups.One of the key tools that has brought down the cost of developing drugs iscomputational drug discovery.

Intern at a YC Company

by Jared Friedman2/14/2019

If you’re an ambitious undergrad or graduate student with an engineeringbackground, YC can help you get an internship at a YC-backed company. You applyonce, and your profile will be sent to over 50 YC startups that are looking forsummer interns.The 50 companies participating in our Work at a Startup internship program range from two people to1,000+. They’re all well-funded, growing rapidly, and have competitive salariesfor interns.

Join us at YC’s Work at a Startup Expo - July 28 in Mountain View

by Jared Friedman6/21/2018

Are you a software engineer interested in joining a startup? This July 28, cometo Y Combinator HQ for our Work at a Startup Expo. You can meet the founders of 35 rapidlygrowing YC companies and figure out the right startup for you.Between them, the 35 companies presenting are hiring for nearly every rolewithin software engineering, from junior to senior levels, from full-stack webdevelopment to deep learning and data science.