8 Best Articles on YC
The most useful articles on YC from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 YC Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on YC by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Startup Playbook
- How to Design a Better Pitch Deck
- Announcing the YC Startup Library
- Reflecting on YC, 2 years on
- 5 Critical and Company-Altering Learnings from B2B Startups with Y Combinator Managing Director of YC Continuity Anu…
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How to Design a Better Pitch Deck
The following is an adaption of a presentation I give to YC startups before we have them create their presentation slide decks for Demo Day. Here’s how to make a solid Demo Day slide deck. The thing to remember is that you already have everything you need to create a great presentation. There are
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Reflecting on YC, 2 years on
YCombinator (YC) is seen as the world's best, and most prolific, three-month accelerator program. Upwards of 7,000 founders have taken part. Yet, no…
5 Critical and Company-Altering Learnings from B2B Startups with Y Combinator Managing Director of YC Continuity Anu…
Anu Hariharan works with hundreds of startups annually as Managing Director at Y Combinator. Through experience, she explains five company-altering
Announcing the YC Startup Library
We’re excited to announce the launch of the YC Startup Library, found at ycombinator.com/library. Over the last 15 years, YC has invested in and worked with more than 2,000 companies, and we’ve seen…
YC's latest batch sure was a lot of 'maybe AI can do... this?'
Y Combinator's Winter 2023 batch had a lot of themes, but perhaps the strongest was startups saying "AI can do that! Probably. Maybe."
On the life and death of Y Combinator startups
I’ve written much over the years about the incredible success of Y Combinator startups, but as any experienced startup founder or investor…
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on YC.
Written by Sam Altman · Illustrated by Gregory Koberger · Spanish translationWe spend a lot of time advising startups. Though one-on-one advice will always be crucial, we thought it might help us…
Advice for First Time Founders
YC founders respond to the question: What are some things that you should've known as a first-time founder but did not?
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