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Paul Graham / Y Combinator:
YC Will Now Fund Nonprofits Too   —  We just opened applications for the winter 2014 Y Combinator batch, and we're happy to announce that there's something new this time: an application form for nonprofits.  We're going to start including nonprofits in every YC batch.  We'd been thinking about this for a while.
Sep 6, 2013, 1:40 PMIn context
Paul Graham / Y Combinator:
The Handshake Deal Protocol   —  Silicon Valley runs on handshake deals.  A handshake deal is a verbal commitment to a transaction.  The actual transaction comes later, when documents are signed and money changes hands.  —  Why do we need handshake deals?  Why not just wait till the actual transaction?
Mar 14, 2013, 1:05 PMIn context
Paul Graham / Y Combinator:
YC W13 Will Be Smaller   —  We just finished interviews for the winter 2013 YC cycle.  We funded a lot fewer startups this time than last.  We funded 84 in summer 2012.  We don't know yet exactly how many we'll have in winter 2013 because we usually add a handful after interviews and sometimes …
Dec 2, 2012, 12:55 PMIn context
Paul Graham / Y Combinator:
How Y Combinator Started   —  Y Combinator's 7th birthday was March 11.  As usual we were so busy we didn't notice till a few days after.  I don't think we've ever managed to remember our birthday on our birthday.  —  On March 11 2005, Jessica and I were walking home from dinner in Harvard Square.
Mar 15, 2012, 6:55 PMIn context
Paul Graham / Y Combinator:
Startup Ideas We'd Like to Fund   —  When we read Y Combinator applications there are always ideas we're hoping to see.  In the past we've never said publicly what they are.  If we say we're looking for x, we'll get applications proposing x, certainly.  But then it actually becomes harder to judge them …
Jul 20, 2008, 3:30 AMIn context

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