Congrats to Rigetti Computing (YC S14) on going public!
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
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.
Amplitude (W12) is going public
by Geoff Ralston9/28/2021
Today, Amplitude , which waspart of YC’s W12 batch, is going public. Their story of grit, determination, andcreativity, is an epic one.Spenser and Curtis first applied to YC in 2011, but their idea, a new version ofMechanical Turk, did not impress YC’s reviewers at the time, and although theywere clearly brilliant hackers, that first application was rejected.
Ginkgo Bioworks (S14) is going public today
by Jared Friedman9/17/2021
Ginkgo Bioworks is thefirst biotech company YC funded, and today they are going public. To celebratetheir IPO, here’s the story of how Ginkgo Bioworks ended up in YC, and whattheir journey was like as YC’s first biotech startup.In 2014, YC had been funding startups for 9 years, but we’d mostly fundedsoftware companies. While we hadn’t funded many, we thought that the YC modelmight work well for hard-tech companies.
Promise Co-Founder and CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins on Being a Force for Good
by Lindsay Amos3/26/2021
Pheadra Ellis-Lamkins, Co-Founder and CEO of Promise ,had witnessed technology’s impact on the work communities in which she’d been apart — and not always for good. In the labor force and the environment sector,she’d seen technology replace jobs, relegating janitors and receptionists tocontract work. In the music industry, she’d seen artists’ content devalued withadvances in digital innovation. “I went into tech to understand it,” she said.