YC Continuity


YC Continuity is an investment fund dedicated to supporting founders as they scale their companies. Our primary goal is to support YC alumni companies by investing in their subsequent funding rounds, though we occasionally invest in non-YC companies as well.

Like YC’s early-stage partners, the entire YC Continuity team has strong operating experience. We work to create opportunities for founders to continue their personal growth and scale their companies successfully.

We also run the YC Growth Program, which brings together founder-CEOs who are leading rapidly growing companies.

How We Invest

We invest in companies that show strong product-market fit, generally in Series B or later rounds. Our investments range between $20–100M in size. We have both led rounds and participated as co-investors in rounds led by others. We do not have strict valuation parameters, but look for companies with clear business models and customer traction.

Our Portfolio

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Ali Rowghani

Ali Rowghani is managing director of YC Continuity. He served as COO of Twitter from 2012 to 2014, where he was in charge of Twitter’s product, design, business development, developer platform, and media teams. He was hired as Twitter’s first CFO and served in that role from 2010 to 2012. Previously, Ali spent nine years in several roles at Pixar Animation Studios, including CFO and SVP of strategic planning. Ali holds a BA and MBA from Stanford. He is on the boards of several YC companies, including Checkr, Gusto, Ironclad, Lob, Mattermost, Segment, Deel, and Pave. He is also a Restoration Hardware (NYSE: RH) board member.

Anu Hariharan

Anu Hariharan is managing director of YC Continuity. She led Y Combinator's later-stage investments in Brex, Convoy, Faire, OpenSea, Groww, Gusto, Whatnot, Instacart, Monzo, Rappi, Boom and Vouch, and sits on the boards of Brex, Convoy, Faire, Groww, Gusto, Monzo, Vouch, RevenueCat, and Whatnot. Previously, she was an investment partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where she worked with the management teams of companies including Airbnb, Instacart, Medium, OfferUp, and Udacity. Before that, Anu was a principal in BCG’s private equity practice, and a senior software engineer at Qualcomm. Anu has an MS in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Wharton.

Andy Huang

Andy Huang is the technical talent lead at YC Continuity. She was the senior manager of engineering talent at Affirm and helped scale the engineering function from 70 to over 900. Prior to that, she was at Palantir Technologies where she focused on hiring software engineers across North America. She holds a BA in sociology and communications from UC Davis.

Arnav Sahu

Arnav Sahu is an investor at YC Continuity. Previously, he was an investor at Spark Capital, where he invested in, and partnered with Rapyd and Ada. Before that, he was on Cisco’s corporate development team, where he drove strategy, business development, M&A, and venture investments in enterprise infrastructure and the IT stack. At Cisco, he invested in Turbonomic, Puppet Labs, Upskill, Kespry, and helped lead the acquisitions of Viptela, ThousandEyes, Sentryo and July Systems. Arnav has a BA in economics and international relations from Cornell University.

Carly Ruiz

Carly Ruiz provides project support at YC Continuity. Before YC, Carly worked as a research analyst at MacAndrews & Forbes focusing on retail and consumer M&A. She studied economics at Brown University.

Chris Simon

Chris Simon is a data and community analyst at YC Continuity. Chris worked as an audio engineer and producer for 10 years, including at Artifact (S20). Chris studied philosophy at USC.

Christine Sun

Christine Sun is an associate at YC Continuity. Previously, she was an investor at Siris Capital, focusing on technology businesses. Prior to that, she was an analyst in the M&A group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Christine graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in economics.

Heather Torres

Heather Torres is the head of GTM talent at YC Continuity. Before YC, Heather led recruiting for business and G&A functions at Stripe (S09) and helped scale the company from 300 to over 7,500 employees. Prior to that, Heather worked at Betts, where she helped high-growth tech startups build their revenue teams. She holds a BS in psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.

Jessica Choi

Jessica Choi is YC Continuity’s operations manager, supporting talent and program efforts. She previously led recruiting operations and programs at Niantic and Roblox. She holds a BA from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Joséphine Kant

Joséphine Kant manages the Series A program at YC Continuity. Prior to YC, she managed programs at Google for Startups, an acceleration program for early-stage founders. She was also an analyst in Google's people operations function and worked on Google's business development team. Joséphine has a BBA from IE Business School.

Karan Shah

Karan Shah is an investor at YC Continuity. He was previously an investor at Accel, where he invested in and worked with the founders of Blackbuck, FalconX, Spinny, Swiggy, the Urban Company and Vedantu. Karan spent some time with Octahedron Capital, a crossover tech-focussed hedge fund and started his career at Avendus Capital, where he worked with leading Indian tech startups such as Flipkart, PhonePe, CarTrade, Dailyhunt, and Swiggy on fundraising and M&A. Karan has an MBA from MIT and studied business and economics at University of Warwick in the UK.

Krishna Korupolu

Krishna Korupolu is an associate at YC Continuity. He was previously on the strategic finance team at Blend, where he led corporate finance and cross-functional projects across sales, marketing, and business development. Krishna also worked as an investor at Darlington Partners and an M&A analyst at Perella Weinberg. He has a BS in commerce from the University of Virginia.

Luis Bacalao

Luis Bacalao is the general counsel of YC Continuity. He served as assistant general counsel of Khosla Ventures from 2016 to 2021. Prior to that, Luis worked at Fenwick & West in San Francisco and Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City. He has a JD from Columbia Law School and an AB in economics and government from Cornell University.

Margot Helm

Margot Helm is an executive assistant at YC Continuity supporting Ali Rowghani. Before YC, Margot worked at several startups, including Financialforce.com and most recently Bugcrowd. She has a BA in psychology from Southern Methodist University.

Matt Bogrand

Matt Bogrand is a principal at YC Continuity. He has a background in both operations and finance, having worked at Dropbox and Blackstone prior to YC. At Dropbox, Matt was a member of the strategic finance team, where he led cross-functional projects across finance, strategy, product, and business development. At Blackstone, he was an analyst in the M&A advisory group. Matt has a BS in commerce from the University of Virginia.

Maxwell Schorer

Maxwell Schorer is a software engineer focused on data at YC Continuity. Before YC, he was a senior data scientist and backend engineer at Coinbase where he worked on Earn, Borrow, Retail dApps, and other products. He previously worked at Snap, Google, YouTube, Civitas Learning, KIPP DC, and the Pentagon. He has a BA in applied mathematics from UC Berkeley and an MS in computer science from Stanford.

Mia Mabanta

Mia Mabanta is head of talent and growth initiatives for YC Continuity. Prior to YC, Mia led product marketing at Quartz, the business news startup, as the company grew 10X in revenue and headcount. She cofounded a fintech startup, HelloWallet, which sold to Morningstar and spun out of a research paper she worked on at the Brookings Institution, where she began her career as an analyst. Mia has an MBA from Stanford.

Nic Dardenne

Nic Dardenne is a principal at YC Continuity. Before YC, Nic worked as an analyst at Morgan Stanley, focusing on M&A and capital markets transactions for industrial services, consumer retail, and private equity clients. Nic graduated with honors from the University of Southern California, with a BS in business administration.

Perry Wang

Perry Wang is a data science and growth manager at YC Continuity. Before YC, he was a group manager at Atlassian, leading the data team focused on enterprise go-to-market and growth. Perry previously led analytics engineering and data science teams at Intercom and Segment (S11). He holds a BA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Simon Lu

Simon Lu is the chief operating officer of YC Continuity. Simon was previously on the investment team and was actively involved in YC Continuity's investments in Checkr, DoorDash, Fivetran, GitLab, Instacart, Mattermost, Segment, Stripe and many others. He was a director at Twitter, where he worked on M&A, corporate strategy and business development, and led teams supporting the developer platform. Before that, Simon was a growth investor at The Carlyle Group, and had prior roles in investment banking and technology consulting. Simon has an MBA from Wharton and a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Tiffany Kosolcharoen

Tiffany Kosolcharoen is director of investment research at YC Continuity. Previously, she was a manager with Facebook’s growth team, where she built and led the market intelligence team serving corporate development, payments, messaging, media, and emerging businesses. Prior, Tiffany led consumer business development at Twitter, where she launched new products as Twitter commerce’s first hire. Tiffany holds a BS and MBA from MIT.

Verena Prescher

Verena Prescher is director of finance at YC Continuity. Before YC, Verena was the controller at Felicis Ventures. Prior to that, she was a tax manager in PwC’s asset management practice. Verena graduated from New York University with a BS in economics and accounting.

Yijia Liang

Yijia Liang is a research associate at YC Continuity. Previously, he worked at Bain & Company where he focused on growth equity, covering enterprise software, fintech, and crypto. Yijia graduated from Princeton with a BSE in computer science.