Announcing the YC Startup Library

by Catheryn Li8/6/2020

We’re excited to announce the launch of the YC Startup Library, found at Over the last 15 years, YC has invested in and worked with more than 2,000 companies, and we’ve seen and learned from their successes and failures. The library consolidates the knowledge and advice we’ve previously published and provides a central location for new content. We strive to make entrepreneurship more accessible, and hope that by sharing our knowledge publicly, we can support the founder community more broadly.

The new library is the perfect complement to Startup School, our free online program and global community for founders. One of the most common requests we get from Startup School participants is that we provide more content than what is currently in the curriculum. From fundraising document templates, to tips on how to pitch, to strategies for navigating COVID — we hope that our library offers something useful to every founder.

Please check it out and reach out to with any feedback or suggestions!


  • Catheryn Li

    Catheryn (Cat) is a Product Engineer at YC focused on Startup School. Before that she was an engineer at Instagram and Facebook. Cat has a B.S. in Computer Science and Math from MIT.