Y Combinator Startups in Los Angeles that are currently hiring 2024

April 2024

Browse 36 of the top startups funded by Y Combinator. Headquartered in Los Angeles, these are some of the hottest and fastest-growing startups. Their teams are well-funded and actively hiring.

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  • Whatnot
    Whatnot (w2020)Active • 400 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Whatnot is the largest livestream shopping platform in the U.S., connecting buyers and sellers in real-time across any category – from collectibles like trading cards to comics, fashion, sneakers, and more.
    marketplace
    e-commerce
  • GOAT Group
    GOAT Group (w2011)Active • 1,600 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    GOAT Group represents the leading platforms for authentic sneakers, apparel and accessories. Operating four distinct brands–GOAT, Flight Club, Grailed and alias–GOAT Group has a global community of over 50M members across 170 countries. We are backed by some of the leading names in venture capital including Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Matrix Partners, NEA, SV Angel, Upfront Ventures, Webb Investment Network and Y Combinator.
    marketplace
  • FightCamp
    FightCamp (w2016)Active • 64 employees • Newport Beach, CA, USA
    With FightCamp you get access to world-class boxing and kickboxing trainers, studio-quality equipment, and performance-tracking technology — all from the comfort of your home. The key to a FightCamp workout lies in our Punch Tracking technology — we allow you to measure every strike, deliver real-time stats and fuel your competitive side.
    hardware
    fitness
    gaming
  • Nabis
    Nabis (w2019)Active • 300 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Nabis is the #1 licensed cannabis wholesaling platform in California, supporting over 300 exclusive brands and supplying the entire network of state-licensed dispensaries with top-tier products. Nabis offers clients lightning-fast fulfillment, warehousing, payment processing, financing, data analytics, sales and marketing services to enable more brands and retailers to innovate, launch and scale.
    fintech
    marketplace
    b2b
    cannabis
    analytics
  • RocketLit (s2016)Active • 6 employees • Santa Monica, CA, USA
    RocketLit gives all students better access to learning and educators access to the data they need to be most impactful. Our first product, RocketLit, is an adaptive and personalized learning platform that serves reading to students at their independent level. Students read the same content at different levels of complexity and fluidly move up reading levels as they improve. InnerOrbit is our new Science Assessment platform, giving students, teachers and administrators the practice and data they need to be successful on science tests. We serve the highest quality content and feature the most detailed reporting on the market. We’re a small and focused team working to change the world through science education. Our company has served over 650k students and we’re on track to more than double that number in the next year. We’re looking for folks who’ll grow into a leadership role within the organization.
    education
    edtech
  • Collectly
    Collectly (w2017)Active • 52 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    About 50% of all out-of-pocket payments get never collected in U.S. healthcare. Collectly helps medical groups and practices accelerate and increase patient cash flow, decrease costs to collect, and increase patient satisfaction.
    payments
    b2b
    healthcare
  • FLOWER CO.
    FLOWER CO. (w2019)Active • 30 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    We sell weed on the internet. We're a vertically integrated legal cannabis company delivering next-day in Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Francisco, East Bay, Marin, Humboldt, Sacramento, and Vallejo. We're venture-backed and growing exponentially.
    e-commerce
    cannabis
  • Sapling.ai
    Sapling.ai (w2019)Active • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Sapling offers an API and SDK to help businesses integrate language models into their applications. Its messaging assistant sits on top of CRMs and messaging platforms to help users more efficiently compose responses.
    artificial-intelligence
    deep-learning
    generative-ai
    machine-learning
    b2b
  • JetPack Aviation
    JetPack Aviation (w2019)Active • 9 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Our focus is on developing the smallest, fastest heavy lift optionally piloted VTOL aircraft. Our aircraft can be operated in urban environments with no risk of rotor strikes - we don't use rotor systems! Ship anything from downtown LA to downtown San Diego in 20 mins!
    air-taxis
    drones
    airplanes
  • Heroic Story
    Heroic Story (s2019)Active • 8 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    We're building an AI-powered engine focused on transforming storytelling and creator economics. Backed by industry-leading minds in entertainment, gaming, and technology, our diverse team excels at merging narrative intelligence with business strategy. Our co-founders are a dynamic duo of brothers who have shipped VR games, built virtual influencers on Twitch, and launched popular entertainment across all media including film and television. During the multibillion-dollar online poker boom of the 2000s, our CEO was one of the top no-limit hold'em players in the world.
    entertainment
    marketing
    creator-economy
    ai
    ai-assistant
  • Paragon
    Paragon (w2020)Active • 22 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Paragon enables companies to build products that integrate with the SaaS ecosystem. With Paragon, software companies can integrate with hundreds of different SaaS apps in minutes while providing their customers with a seamless, unified integration experience
    developer-tools
    saas
  • Duffl
    Duffl (w2020)Active • 12 employees • Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Duffl delivers snacks to college students in 10 minutes. We use data to wholesale high demand/high margin products and deliver them directly to our customers using electric scooters and a student-driven workforce. We've launched at: UCLA, USC, UCSB, UC Berkeley, UofA, ASU, TSU and UT Austin. Join us on a journey of empowering students to better serve each other! www.jobs.duffl.com
    grocery
    delivery
  • Laylo
    Laylo (s2020)Active • 12 employees • Venice, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Laylo powers drops for some of the world’s biggest creators and brands. The platform combines landing pages, messaging, link tracking, and more to empower musicians, artists, celebrities, creators and brands with the tools to drive more sales and streams around their most important moments. We're fortunate to work with some of the top musicians, sports teams, media brands and creators to offer the leading Drop CRM.
    saas
    messaging
    enterprise
    crm
    creator-economy
  • Arketa
    Arketa (s2020)Active • 30 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    All in one platform for online and in-person classes, video on-demand, courses and website hosting.
    saas
    fitness
    health-&-wellness
  • Vena Vitals
    Vena Vitals (s2020)Active • 9 employees • Irvine, CA, USA
    Vena Vitals makes a small sticker that monitors blood pressure continuously. We've shown that it works in the operating room and is as accurate as the best tools doctors have today, at a fraction of the cost. We're a team of health tech scientists with multiple past startups and exits, and we've built products that have scaled to over 2M users.
    hard-tech
    nanosensors
    health-tech
    medical-devices
    digital-health
  • Atomic Industries
    Atomic Industries (w2021)Active • 25 employees • Detroit, MI, USA
    Atomic's mission is to replicate high-skill trade knowledge of tool and die makers into AI that powers new manufacturing systems which are orders of magnitude more productive.
    artificial-intelligence
    hard-tech
    manufacturing
  • Axle Health
    Axle Health (w2021)Active • 8 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Axle Health provides scheduling and workforce management software for home healthcare providers. The Axle platform includes a mobile app for clinicians, an operations dashboard for office teams, proprietary logistics algorithms to optimize scheduling, and a patient engagement and booking solution. Axle is integrated with a wide range of EMRs, and the entire Axle product can be customized and accessed modularly via API. Some of the biggest home health care providers in the country use Axle’s software to improve the utilization of their clinical teams, and automate the operational burden of scheduling and dispatching.
    scheduling
    logistics
    healthcare
  • Emerge Tools
    Emerge Tools (w2021)Active • 7 employees • Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Emerge is a suite of developer tools designed to supercharge mobile apps and the teams that build them. Our tooling is already used by many of the best mobile teams in the world like DoorDash, Square, Airbnb, Duolingo, Stripe, among others. Come help us make it even better!
    developer-tools
    b2b
    enterprise
  • Popl
    Popl (w2021)Active • 33 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Popl is the leading digital business card platform for teams and individuals. Professionals use our software platforms and smart devices to make instant digital connections with potential clients.
    saas
    iot
  • Serif Health
    Serif Health (w2022)Active • 6 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    At Serif Health, we are taking the complexity out of the cost of healthcare. Our mission is to make healthcare pricing and contracting more transparent, easier to understand, fairer, and ultimately more affordable for all. New price transparency regulations have made a wealth of healthcare pricing and reimbursement data publicly available for the first time, but it is still extremely hard to ingest, organize, and actually use this data to understand the cost of care. That’s where we come in. Serif Health is building healthcare price intelligence data products and APIs to power the future of more transparent healthcare. We are an early-stage, venture-backed startup with a small, collaborative team of healthcare experts, engineers, and designers. We are excited to add new team members motivated by our mission, passionate about making a difference in healthcare, and looking forward to learning and growing from the challenges we will face along the way!
    saas
    health-tech
    analytics
    healthcare
  • Forage
    Forage (s2021)Active • 45 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Forage is a mission-driven payments company that helps businesses accept government benefits through a single, unified API. Today, over 42 million Americans receive government assistance (ex: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) to buy groceries. Starting with enabling EBT SNAP online, Forage builds the financial infrastructure empowering businesses to serve these shoppers online.
    fintech
    govtech
    payments
  • Ivella
    Ivella (s2021)Active • 8 employees • Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Ivella builds banking and savings products that are designed for couples, no matter where they are in their relationship. Whether you've been dating for months are signing up for the The Split Account or have been married for decades and are signing up for The Joint Account and Savings Pods, we've got a product for you.
    banking-as-a-service
    fintech
    consumer-finance
  • Whalesync
    Whalesync (s2021)Active • 5 employees • Miami, FL, USA
    Whalesync makes data syncing easy. Our automation platform syncs data between key business tools like HubSpot and Airtable. We give developers and ops teams two-way, real-time sync, so they can build production-ready workflows. Whalesync launched during Y Combinator’s S21 cohort. Since then we’ve raised from some of the world’s top investors. We’re now trusted by hundreds of companies like [Ramp](https://ramp.com/), [Webflow](https://webflow.com/), and [Alchemy](https://www.alchemy.com/), and process millions of transactions every day. Many of our customers enjoy the product so much they [tell all their friends](https://whalesync.com/preach).
    developer-tools
    no-code
  • TransAstra Corporation
    TransAstra Corporation (s2021)Active • 8 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    With five issued patents covering our core business lines, and more than a dozen additional patents pending this year and more than $5M in revenue, TransAstra is developing the technologies that will drive the rapidly expanding space economy. Our breakthrough Omnivore propulsion system can propel spacecraft, including our Worker Bee commercial OTV with water or virtually any other fluid as a propellant using only concentrated sunlight as a power source. Omnivore is faster, cheaper, and more practical than electric propulsion while being substantially less expensive, safer, and more operationally flexible than legacy chemical propulsion systems. Our Sutter Telescope System can identify and locate resource-rich asteroids and orbital debris that existing technologies can’t find and works synergistically with our Worker Bee OTV for orbital logistics. For government customers, Sutter can identify dark fast-moving objects between Earth and the Moon which currently evade detection, a critical issue for national defense and a key need of the Space Force. We are already using Sutter in ground-based observatories and will begin commercial sales of Sutter SDA data next month having tracked dozens of faint moving objects in space already. Once launched into space, Sutter will be 300,000 times more cost effective than any other known telescope design and will revolutionize sense making in space.
    space-exploration
  • Turion Space
    Turion Space (s2021)Active • 15 employees • Irvine, CA, USA
    Turion Space is building spacecraft to move things around in space and image space objects when they’re not, and focused on developing the dual-use technology required to ensure a sustainable future in space. They aim to build a strong foundation selling space domain awareness imagery data while advancing their technology towards an affordable solution for orbital debris removal and eventually asteroid mining. The founding team originates from SpaceX, and after going through the Y-combinator accelerator in summer 2021 went on to raise a $6.2M seed round and is launching their first DROID satellite in early 2023.
    space-exploration
    satellites
  • AstroForge
    AstroForge (w2022)Active • 10 employees • Huntington Beach, CA, USA
    AstroForge is an asteroid mining company. Instead of bringing back the entire asteroid, we break it up, refine, and return only what’s valuable.
    hard-tech
    robotics
    space-exploration
    satellites
  • Gym Class - by IRL Studios
    Gym Class - by IRL Studios (w2022)Active • 8 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Gym Class is the most popular sports experience in virtual reality - and the best way to play basketball with people from all over the world. Make friends, break a sweat, and become a superstar. Our mission is to connect the world by simulating it.
    sports-tech
    virtual-reality
    fitness
    gaming
    social
  • Vista
    Vista (w2022)Active • 2 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Vista is a managed platform for companies to easily grant/restrict user access on their application. We are best used for: 1) enabling role-based workflows, 2) creating custom roles per customer, 3) managing customer data within internal tools. We provide an end-to-end solution, from frontend React components to APIs and support tools for maximum engineering efficiency and cross-functional collaboration.
    identity
  • goodfin
    goodfin (w2022)Active • 7 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    We are reimagining private wealth management today for the high net worth individuals of tomorrow. Our customers are founders, investors and professionals all over the world.
    artificial-intelligence
    fintech
  • Anja Health
    Anja Health (w2022)Active • 2 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Helping pregnant parents save the most personal source of stem cells - from their umbilical cord and placenta - to unlock future disease treatments. Offering cord blood banking, cord tissue banking, and placenta stem cell banking.
    consumer-health-services
    consumer
    healthcare
  • Olympian Motors
    Olympian Motors (w2022)Active • 10 employees • New York, NY, USA
    Olympian Motors is an electric vehicle company, based in New York. We are manufacturing electric vehicles with our innovative 'modular' vehicle & drivetrain architecture (MVDS), providing Olympian with strong cost and lead-time advantages compared to legacy automakers like Tesla and Ford. Olympian is disrupting 120+ years old automotive industry and targeting to capture 7% market share in the U.S. automotive market by 2030. We changed the status-quo in automotive design, and bring aesthetic, color, experience and minimalism back to the cars. Olympian MVDS has a 'Lego-like' architecture and built on 4-core-hardware and 2-software modules. We achieved 80% reduction in tooling & machinery costs and built ~60% faster production lead time. We aim to reinvent the car manufacturing and bringing agility, speed and cost-efficiency back to the U.S. automotive industry. + Received 214 pre-orders for Olympian Model O1 ($17M+ pre-booked revenue) + Started manufacturing our EVs in Brooklyn & Detroit facilities. 2023 capacity: 320 vehicles + Pending traffic approval from NHTSA + Modular vehicle/drivetrain + Modular manufacturing: 4-hardware + 1-sofware modules. ~60% faster production lead time. 80% reduction in tooling, fitment and labor expenses. + Commercial Launch in Q3/2023. Unlike other EV companies, we don't waste time/resources. (It took 9+ years for Lucid and 11+ years for Rivian to make their first shipment). + Super-competitive battery efficiency in urban areas (Olympian early prototypes achieved slightly better miles/kwh efficiency than Tesla Model 3 and Rivian). + Carbon-sequestered and recyclable materials for +4% of vehicle components. Olympian rejects today's commoditized and banal car experience. + We challenge the status-quo in automotive. + We prioritize aesthetic, nature and minimalism. + We use steel and wood in Olympian cars rather than not cheap plastic and toxic chemicals. + We have minimalistic cockpit, powered by Olympian Operating System (OOS)
    consumer
    manufacturing
    climate
    transportation
    electric-vehicles
  • Poly
    Poly (s2022)Active • 4 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    A personal cloud storage platform that's so good, it'll replace Finder / File Explorer on your desktop. Find anything with multi-modal, natural language search. Browse with a lightning fast interface that feels just like native. Organize, tag, view, edit, share, and more.
    artificial-intelligence
    generative-ai
    consumer
    api
  • Terrace
    Terrace (s2022)Active • 10 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Terrace is the best way to trade crypto. We're the degen platform for institutions and the institutional platform for degens. Terrace is a multi-wallet, non-custodial crypto trading terminal and broker. We offer best price routing, advanced order types, synthetic pairs, token screening, and portfolio management on 12 chains. You can use Terrace for DeFi-only (no-KYC) or get access to the world's top CEX, OTC, and MM via our KYC-ed platform. Think DeBank, 1inch/Matcha, DEX Screener, and more rolled into one.
    defi
    fintech
    saas
    crypto-web3
  • Open Listings
    Open Listings (w2015)Acquired • 48 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Open Listings was the all-in-one homebuying app designed to make buying a home simple and more affordable. We helped buyers purchase billions of dollars worth of homes and saved them over $25 million in commission fees. Acquired by Opendoor in 2018.
    marketplace
    real-estate