People often ask us what happens at YC and what benefits you get as a YC founder. Here is a list of the resources available to YC founders.
You can also read a longer version of what happens at YC here.
Seed Funding We have a standard deal for all our investments. We invest $500,000 in every company on standard terms.
Our $500K investment is made on 2 separate safes:
The MFN safe will take on the terms of the lowest cap safe (or other most favorable terms) issued between the start of the batch and the company’s next equity round. Simply put, we’re giving the company money now but at the terms you will negotiate with other investors later.
YC’s 3-month program culminates in Demo Day, a presentation to top investors. Companies typically raise $1-5M in the weeks following Demo Day.
YC Continuity is our growth-stage fund, investing in YC’s most elite companies.
Deals Each YC company receives access to discounts and free accounts for over 100 products. Some of these are highly significant, including hundreds of thousands of dollars of free hosting for each company provided by major cloud hosting companies.
Series A Program When YC companies are ready to raise a Series A, YC has a full-featured program to help with every aspect of the process. We’ll help you build your deck, introduce you to investors, and ultimately negotiate term sheets and choose a final offer.