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Backstory: How Tom Blomfield founded two billion-dollar companies

by Garry Tan1/30/2024

There aren’t a ton of people in the world who can say they founded a billion dollar company. There are far fewer that can say they did it twice. YC Group Partner Tom Blomfield is one of those few — this is his backstory.

Why do investors say you need a business co-founder?

by Dalton Caldwell1/11/2024

Every software company needs a technical co-founder. But what kind of co-founder does the technical founder need?

The asymmetric upside of being positive

by Dalton Caldwell12/21/2023

Dalton & Michael on the best ways for founders to think about weighing optimism and pessimism in their day-to-day lives.

Why you really DO need a technical co-founder

by Dalton Caldwell11/30/2023

Based on the thousands of companies YC has funded over the years, companies lacking a technical co-founder underperform. In this episode of Dalton + Michael, we’ll discuss exactly why that is.

Dalton and Michael's tips for technical founders

by Dalton Caldwell11/1/2023

The stories are true: technical founders (and early technical employees!) often end up with the short end of the stick when starting a company. In this episode of Dalton & Michael, we'll discuss how to keep that from happening to you.

Design Review: How to convert more visitors into customers

by Greg Kumparak10/26/2023

Getting people to visit your startup’s website is just step one. Getting them to actually sign up or buy something is a whole different challenge — and it’s one where good design is crucial. Join YC's Aaron Epstein and Pete Koomen as they share tips for turning more visitors into actual customers.

‘Backstory’ introduces you to YC’s Group Partners, starting with the unbeatable Surbhi Sarna

by Garry Tan9/29/2023

Surbhi Sarna is a Group Partner at YC, mentoring a generation of healthcare founders. Her story is one of the most intense startup stories I’ve ever heard, but it’s one best told by Surbhi herself. In this debut episode of our new series ‘Backstory’, she’ll do just that.