Today, we are excited to announce that Khosla Ventures is joining the YCVC Program starting with the upcoming winter 2014 batch. KV is exactly the kind of partner we want at YC—we admire their tenacity and willingness to making bold technology bets. As far back as 2006, KV has been a valuable investor in a number of YC companies including TightDB, Instacart and Quartzy just to name a few. We look forward to KV formally joining the YCVC program and helping more YC founders.
YCVC investments will remain at $80k per startup with KV taking the place of Yuri Milner, who has been spending less time focused on seed-stage investing. Yuri originally came up with the idea for investing in all YC companies, and we’re grateful to him for that and for all the years he has participated.
“Y Combinator’s track record of identifying and mentoring bold entrepreneurs is amazing and the Khosla team is excited to be a partner for the next generation of YC entrepreneurs,” said Keith Rabois of Khosla Ventures.