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2021 — YC Year in Review

by Geoff Ralston1/19/2022

In 2021, many YC founders led their companies to achieve outstanding results, and we are honored to be part of these companies’ history.

Startups For Students Guide

by Tamanna Khemani, Kat Mañalac1/18/2022

In the past two years, we’ve met over 6,000 students during our virtual outreach tours. We compiled a list of the questions they most frequently asked about startups, and created this Startups for Students Guide.

What startup hiring looks like in 2021 — and during a pandemic

by Ryan Choi1/17/2022

Since launching Work at a Startup in 2018, we’ve collected a lot of data about the startup job landscape. We wanted to share some trends we’ve seen over the last year that show where we’ve been – and inform where we’re going as a product:

Monzo Makes Money Work For Everyone

by Nic Dardenne, Anu Hariharan12/8/2021

Scaling a startup is hard. Scaling a startup bank is even harder. Scaling a consumer-focused financial platform—that is also now the primary bank account for millions of UK consumers—in the midst of a once in a century pandemic is close to impossible.

Aspiring Founders Forum for Women Globally

by Lindsay Selvitelle10/28/2021

The world needs more women-led companies. On November 17th, join YC for the second Aspiring Founders Forum, a virtual event for women globally and learn how to start a startup from inspiring entrepreneurs.

How to pick the right startup to work for

by Ryan Choi10/19/2021

I talk to a lot of people who are trying to figure out which startup to join. Iwant to share some of the advice I’ve been giving, and I hope it helps younavigate your own job search.Ask about the company’s runway, burn rate and plans for future funding.A company’s runway is the number of months that it has until it runs out ofmoney.

Gusto: The People Platform for SMBs

by Anu Hariharan8/30/2021

Historically, there has been an undeniable gap in business services in the US.There are nearly six million small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the country,employing 43 million people.1 But unlike their larger counterparts, SMBs havebeen ignored by service providers, who have deemed the cost of reaching andserving them too high to warrant the effort. As a result, SMBs have been forcedto cobble together off-the-shelf products, spreadsheets, and manual work to runtheir operations.