Founder Ethics

by Y Combinator5/8/2014

One of the most valuable parts of Y Combinator is our community. As of Summer 2014, we have funded over 1,400 founders, and as the YC family grows, the continued strength of our network depends on founders behaving well.

Starting with this batch (YC S14), we’ll be asking founders to review YC’s statement of founder ethics. We hope putting these values into writing will help the community be as strong 100 years in the future as it has been so far.


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