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Y Combinator

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Y Combinator Management, LLC (YC) is an American technology startup accelerator launched in March 2005[1] which has been used to launch more than 4,000 companies.[2] The accelerator program started in Boston and Mountain View, expanded to San Francisco in 2019, and was entirely online during the COVID-19 pandemic.[3] Companies started via Y Combinator include Airbnb, Coinbase, Cruise, DoorDash, Dropbox, Instacart, Reddit, Stripe, and Twitch.[4]

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Y Combinator Management, LLC
Company typePrivate
IndustryStartup accelerator
FoundedMarch 2005; 18 years ago (2005-03)
FoundersPaul Graham, Jessica Livingston, Robert Tappan Morris, Trevor Blackwell
United States
Number of locations
2 offices (2014)
Key people
Garry Tan (CEO)
Michael Seibel
Jared Friedman
ProductsVenture capital, investments

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