Learnings of a CEO: Snapdocs’ Aaron King on navigating market cycles
Founder & CEO Aaron King expertly built Snapdocs through volatile market conditions and with minimal outside funding into the mortgage industry's leading digital closing platform, valued at $1.5B today. This is what he learned about navigating market cycles.
How to maintain engineering velocity as you scale
Faire’s engineering team grew from five to over 100 engineers in three years. Throughout this growth, we were able to sustain our pace of engineering execution by adhering to four guiding principles.
YC Founder Firesides: Mutiny on AI and the next era of company growth
YC’s Anu Hariharan sat down with Mutiny co-founder and CEO Jaleh Rezaei to talk about their recent acquisition of Intellipse, an AI marketing platform, as well as how AI will impact the next era of growth.
Learnings of a CEO: Matt Schulman, Pave, on Hiring
by Lindsay Amos10/17/2022
Pave Founder and CEO Matt Schulman has created one of the most comprehensive and thorough recruiting processes, which has made him one of the most successful recruiters in the YC community.
YC Founder Firesides: Gusto on building for new verticals
by Y Combinator8/15/2022
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
by Lindsay Amos8/9/2022
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.
Growth AMA with YC Partner Gustaf Alströmer
by Y Combinator10/29/2018
YC Partner Gustaf Alströmer recently did a GrowthAMA with Startup School founders. It was sogood that we wanted to share it here.And here’s Gustaf’s Startup School lecture.
How to Monetize a Freemium Business
by Melissa Tan9/12/2018
ClearBrain (YC W18) provides self-serve predictive analytics for marketers. Thisis an excerpt from their Growth Playbook. Read the full playbook here.Melissa Tan is a Growth Advisor andformer Head of Business Growth at Dropbox. Abbie Kouzmanoff is a Growth Product Manager at Dropbox.
Apply to the Fall 2018 YC Growth Program
by Ali Rowghani7/31/2018
We are excited to invite interested founders to apply to the Fall 2018 batch ofthe YC Growth Program . Ifyou would like to be considered for admission, please complete this application. It should take about 20 minutes tocomplete. The purpose of the application is to learn about your company and toassess your fit for the program. The deadline to apply is August 20, 2018.
Open Application for YC Growth Program
by Ali Rowghani1/30/2018
We are delighted to invite interested founders to apply to the YC Growth Program. If you would like tobe considered for admission, please complete this application. It shouldtake about an hour to complete and all questions must be answered. The purposeis to get to know your company and to assess your fit for the Program. Thedeadline for application is February 23, 2018.