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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.

Same, Same but Different with Vanta and Zapier

by Y Combinator7/7/2022

Both Vanta CEO Christina Cacioppo and Zapier CEO WadeFoster made the decision to take a disciplinedapproach to fundraising.

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.

Y Combinator Top Companies - February 2022

by Y Combinator2/28/2022

We’re excited to share the 2022 YC Top Companies. In addition to the list of top companies, we’ve also launched the YC Breakthrough List to highlight the fast-growing companies that have received between $15M-$300M from YC.