YC Interviews in India

by Y Combinator3/27/2019

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be holding interviews for the Summer 2019 batch in Bangalore for founders based in India. This will take place from May 7 to 9.

We’ve received an increasing number of applications from India and this will allow us to interview more Indian founders. So far, we’ve funded over 40 companies from India, including ClearTax, Meesho and Razorpay. And we hope more of you will join the YC network soon!

These will be just like regular YC interviews in every way. There is no difference to the application, what we look for in an application, and our criteria for acceptance. If accepted, you’ll join the YC Summer 2019 batch immediately. The in-person program starts in June in Mountain View, California, but you’ll get funding and have access to YC partners and resources right away.

The deadline to apply to meet us in Bangalore is Friday, April 12th at 8pm IST. We’ll let you know if you’re invited to interview by April 16th.

Apply here.

We look forward to meeting you soon! If you have any questions, send us an email at apply@ycombinator.com.


Q: Can I apply to meet you in Bangalore even if I don’t live there?
A. Yes. If you live in India, we highly encourage you to apply. We’ll reimburse certain travel expenses to and from Bangalore.

Q: What does it mean if I don’t hear from you by April 16th?
A: If you don’t hear from us, it’s because your application is still under review. We’ll consider it for interviews in Mountain View, California.

Q: Do I have to re-apply for the Bangalore interviews if I submitted an application before you announced them?
A: No. We’ll consider any application submitted by April 12th for the Bangalore interviews.

Q: How do I let you know that my application is for Bangalore interviews?
A: No need to indicate. Just apply and we’ll let you know. You don’t need to live in Bangalore.

Q. Are travel expenses covered for the interviews?
A. Yes, travel expenses to and from Bangalore will be reimbursed if you live in India. We’ll help you cover the cost of economy class flights, intercity ground transportation, and one night of accommodation. You will need to submit your travel expense reimbursement claim after the interview. All travel related questions should be directed to travel@ycombinator.com.

Q. Can I apply after April 12th?
A. Yes. If you do, we may not be able to meet you in Bangalore. We’ll consider it for interviews in Mountain View.

Q: Do I need to be incorporated as a US Delaware-C corp to apply?
No. We’ll interview any type of company even if you haven’t incorporated yet.

Q: Are you considering conducting interviews in cities besides Bangalore?
A: Yes. You can check our blog for updates: https://blog.ycombinator.com


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