by Geoff Ralston3/8/2022
We have watched with the rest of the world in horror as the free and democratic country of Ukraine was invaded by Russia. YC has funded many founders from Ukraine and we want to send our support to all of them and, indeed, to all the people there fighting for their country and their freedom.
There are several YC companies that are actively participating in various efforts to bring aid to Ukraine and could use your help spreading the word:
We reached out to YC staff and alumni who are coming together to support the Ukrainians who are fighting on the ground or looking for safety, and they identified the following organizations that need ongoing support:
We wish the best for all Ukrainians and hope that efforts like these make a difference and perhaps even save lives. We encourage everyone who can help to do what they are able.
Geoff Ralston is the former President of Y Combinator and has been with YC since 2011. Prior to YC, he built one of the first web mail services, RocketMail which became Yahoo Mail in 1997.