First Five Hires with Posthog
PostHog (YC W20) is a suite of open source product analytic tools that companies can host themselves. YC’s Anu Hariharan sat down with the co-founder and CEO of PostHog James Hawkins to discuss hiring their first five employees.
YC Founder Firesides: Gusto on building for new verticals
Today, more than 200,000 businesses use Gusto for payroll, employee benefits, talent management, and more. And with the recent addition of Gusto Embedded, developers now use Gusto’s APIs and pre-build UI flows to embed payroll, tax filing, and payments infrastructure into products.
Learnings of a CEO: Wade Foster, Zapier
Today, Zapier automates work by connecting with over 5,000 apps. The company has been profitable since 2014 and is valued at $5B – with 700 employees working remotely. Wade, Zapier CEO, shared his learnings growing into the role of a growth-stage CEO.
Learnings of a CEO: Max Rhodes, Faire
by Lindsay Amos7/20/2022
Outside of the YC community, little has been documented on best practices to be an effective CEO. We want to help founders everywhere scale and build enduring companies — and today, we’re launching a new series to do just that: Learnings of a CEO.
New YC video series: First Five
by Y Combinator7/13/2022
Introducing First Five, a new video series where growth stage companies look back on their first five hires, customers, and launches. In the first episode, YC Managing Director Anu Hariharan sits down with Tomer London, the co-founder and CPO of Gusto, to look back on the company’s first five hires.
New YC audio series: Same, Same but Different
by Y Combinator6/27/2022
We’re launching a new audio series on Twitter Spaces called Same, Same but Different. Each episode brings together two YC founders who will discuss a similar decision they made on their journey to building a growth-stage company.
YC Founder Firesides: Brex on spend and speed as a strategy
by Y Combinator4/21/2022
YC’s Anu Hariharan sat down with Brex Co-CEO Henrique Dubugras to talk about the launch of Empower and Henrique’s advice for startup founders and CEOs.
Congrats to Rigetti Computing (YC S14) on going public!
by Geoff Ralston3/9/2022
Congratulations to Chad and to all of the folks at Rigetti who have worked so hard to get to this point. There’s a ton of quantum distance still to go, but no company and no team is better positioned to make that journey.