YC's Go-To-Market Jobs Expo is March 18th

by Ryan Choi1/26/2021

We are hosting our first Go-To-Market Jobs Expo on March 18th, specifically for people looking for non-engineering roles at YC startups. We’ll have 20+ YC startups that are looking for sales people, marketing experts, growth specialists and operators, among others. All companies are well-funded and growing quickly, and are looking for versatile candidates to help them scale their business.

At the event, founders will share a quick pitch about their company and open roles, followed by a virtual expo hall to meet with people 1-1, where you can learn more. We’ve also prepped founders to have their teams ready for light interviews — something that attendees of past events have asked for. Here are a few of the companies that are eager to meet you at the event:

  • Whatnot (W20) started as a live-auction marketplace for Funko collectibles and has seen organic usage in adjacent markets like trading cards, Pokemon and comics. They’re seeking partnerships team members to drive adoption in each new vertical.
  • Welcome (W20) offers a virtual event platform that has been used by Salesforce, Oracle and Okta, and needs great sales teammates to help them expand their market and save more people from Zoom-fatigue.
  • OneSignal (S11) offers developers a simple API for push notifications. They’re looking to hire a Partnerships Manager and Business Operations Specialist to help scale their platform adoption.
  • Dover (S19) helps early stage startups by being their all-in-one recruiting solution. They’re hiring their first sales team member to define their go to market playbook and drive their sales engine.

The need for go-to-market experts is becoming more and more critical to the success of YC startups. Many are seeing rapid growth and product adoption, and need early business people to setup and run new functions like sales or marketing. Others are fundamentally operational (like Instacart or DoorDash), and your help operationalizing large teams of contractors, vendors or creators.

You don’t need years of experience to work at a startup, and in some cases, it helps to not be as engrained with “big company” roles and thinking. At a startup, there are fewer people to do the job, so you need a do-what-it-takes mindset to solve problems and help scale the business. You’ll also need to learn faster and be willing to adapt as you learn, especially as some of these businesses are in emergent industries or domains.

We hope to help you connect with great founders and find the startup that needs your skills and know-how to help them scale their businesses — so you can ultimately learn more and take on more challenges than you’re facing in your current role.

If you’re considering something new — or even if you’re just curious to know what’s out there — apply to join YC and our founders for a great evening of pitches and networking:



  • Ryan Choi

    Ryan works with YC companies to find great engineers — from 2-person startups to larger ones like Airbnb, Stripe and Instacart.