This Week at YC: Evaluating Startup Ideas


This Week at YC

November 21, 2022
 

🤔 How do you find and evaluate startup ideas?
YC Group Partner Jared Friedman shares a framework to help you do just that, with examples from YC founders and the inside stories of how they came up with the ideas that turned into billion dollar companies.
 

👩🏻‍⚖️ Carolynn Levy, inventor of the SAFE
Carolynn Levy, who invented the SAFE, may be the most influential person in Silicon Valley you've never heard of. She rarely talks to reporters. But no one in the world understands startup law better.
 

🔎 Finding your next role: AMA with YC Recruiters — Dec 2
Exploring your next career move? Come chat with YC Continuity's Talent team: the recruiters who help our later stage portfolio companies grow their teams. We'll share what we're seeing the tech job market, talk through why it might be interesting to work at a startup, and answer any questions you have about your own career.  

🚀 The Launchpad

Discover new YC companies and products

roverX
Bengaluru, India
Deep NFT Analytics for pro-traders


HUBUC Travel
Barcelona, Spain
Virtual credit cards for business travel


doola Company Formation API
New York, New York
Create a US company from the command line

Dots
San Francisco, California
No-code bot builder for Discord


Rivia.AI
Bengaluru, India
Interactive videos for product demos


Argonaut
Sunnyvale, California
Deploy apps and infra to your cloud in minutes

 
Meet YC companies and discover new products on Launch YC

🌎 The YC Community

Highlights from our founders
🔥 Top Posts on Hacker News

💼 Jobs at YC Startups

Browse more open roles at workatastartup.com

Mechanical Engineer
Oakland, CA • 3+ years experience
Charge Robotics (YC S21) » Robots that build solar farms

 
Machine Learning Engineer
Remote • $50k - $70k • 0.50% - 1.50%
Ivy (YC W23) » Run any ML code, with any ML framework, on any hardware

 
UI/UX Designer
Remote • $50k - $150k
8vdX (YC W22) » AngelList for venture debt

 
Staff Data Engineer (Flink)
San Francisco, CA / Seattle, WA / Remote • $100k - $400k • 0.25% - 1.60%
Promoted.ai (YC W21) » Marketplace optimization

 

💸 Money Moves

The latest raises and rounds from YC companies

TRM Labs (YC S19)
$70M Series B+ • San Francisco, California
TRM Labs’ Financial-Service Backers Come Back For More In $70 Million Series B Expansion

 
Freshpaint (YC S19)
$9.5M Series A • San Francisco, California
Looking to ease engineers from customer data tasks, Freshpaint raises $14.5 million

 
Cityfurnish (YC W19)
$2.5M Debt Funding • New Delhi, India
Cityfurnish Raises $2.5 Million In Debt Funding Round


REZI (YC W17)
$100M Debt Funding • New York, New York
REZI Lands $100M In Funding To Further National Expansion

 
Payload CMS (YC S22)
$4.7M Seed • Grand Rapids, Michigan
Payload raises $4.7M for its developer-first headless CMS

 
Atmos (YC S20)
$12.5M Series A • San Francisco, California
YC, Khosla-backed Atmos lands $12.5M to design custom dream homes

 
Sematic (YC S22)
$3M Seed • San Francisco, California
Sematic Raises $3M to Build an Open-Source Continuous ML Platform

baraka (YC S21)
$20M Series A • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Valar Ventures leads $20M round in online brokerage platform baraka

 
OneSchema (YC S21)
$6.8M Seed • San Francisco, California
OneSchema Raises $6.3M to Make Ingesting CSV Data Magical For Developers

 
Heroic Story (YC S19)
$6M Seed • Los Angeles, California
Heroic Story raises $6M to build tabletop RPG platform for Web3


SigmaOS (YC S21)
$4M Seed • London, United Kingdom
SigmaOS raises $4 million to build a browser for productivity nerds

 
Supernova (YC W19)
$4.8M Seed • Prague, Czech Republic
Supernova wants to make it easy to move design elements to code bases

 
Sieve (YC W22)
$4M Seed • San Francisco, California
Sieve's Video AI API Beta and ~$4M Raise
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube
Spotify
Facebook
Copyright © 2022 Y Combinator, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you signed up to receive emails from Y Combinator.

Our mailing address is:
Y Combinator
320 Pioneer Way
Mountain View, CA 94041

Add us to your address book


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Key phrases

Older messages

This Week at YC: Should you start a startup?

Monday, November 14, 2022

YC's Harj Taggar shares his advice, the past, present and future of Y Combinator with President Geoff Ralston, and an AMA with YC's recruiters. View this email in your browser 🤔 Should You

👋🏽 This Week at YC: Meet YC's Newest Group & Visiting Group Partners

Monday, November 7, 2022

Diana Hu, Dave Lieb, Edrizio Delacruz & Umur Cubukcu join the team, YC's Harj Taggar on starting a startup, and 1:1 career advice with the WaaS team. View this email in your browser 👋🏽 Welcome

🎃 This Week at YC: The Truth About Y Combinator

Monday, October 31, 2022

Dalton and Michael spill the beans, Faire's Marcelo Cortes on how to maintain engineering velocity as you scale, and a live discussion on Eng culture. View this email in your browser 🤫 Dalton and

🟧 This Week at YC — October 24th

Monday, October 24, 2022

Insights on hiring with Pave's Matt Schulman, the impact of AI on company growth with Mutiny's Jaleh Rezaei, an upcoming Tech Jobs Expo and more. View this email in your browser 📚 Learnings of

This Week at YC: 👀 An Inside Look at the Latest Evolution of YC

Monday, October 17, 2022

For the first time in over two years, YC was in person. We take a look at the latest evolution of the YC batch, featuring the founders of Summer 2022. View this email in your browser 👀 Big Changes at Y

Why some tech CEOs are rooting for Musk

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

They're skeptical of their workers, too. PLUS: New details on Musk's 'general amnesty' for banned Twitter users ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Don’t “build an audience”

Monday, November 28, 2022

Do *this*instead [time sensitive ⏰] ‌ ‌ ‌ Hey there, tl;dr We've partnered with Katelyn Bourgoin to launch Un-ignorable 👀— a new group challenge that'll help you drive sales by creating thumb-

The Uniswap Token Launch : Tokens as CAC Part II

Monday, November 28, 2022

Tomasz Tunguz Venture Capitalist If you were forwarded this newsletter, and you'd like to receive it in the future, subscribe here.​ ​The Uniswap Token Launch : Tokens as CAC Part II ​ Airdrops may

how we selected the digi health 150

Monday, November 28, 2022

our analysts walk you through the process CB Insights Join us on December 8, 2022 @ 4 PM ET! The Future of Digital Health Join us for the unveiling of the DH 150 SAVE MY SPOT Hi there, The Digital

Real-Time Streaming Insights to Know Your Software, Product & User

Monday, November 28, 2022

Sponsored Are you trying to better understand your User Behavior, Software Performance and your Product's Feature Usage? With Qualetics, you will get to know everything about your Software, Users,

🦄 Scoop: Solutions for hybrid teams

Monday, November 28, 2022

Scoop offers a set of products meant to improve the hybrid work experience. Some of these include Team Sync, which allows team members to easily see and share their location plans with each other;

Today's Digest: Share your product

Monday, November 28, 2022

Your Indie Hackers community digest for November 28th ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

- Cyber Monday is here!

Monday, November 28, 2022

New courses included for free. Hi , The response to our Black Friday Sale was absolutely insane. But we also had many of you write in and say you were on holiday, missed the deal, or didn't know

Silicon Valley Funding News - Week of November 28, 2022. Happy Thanksgiving 2022

Monday, November 28, 2022

View this email in your browser In celebration of Thanksgiving, Silicon Valley took a break this past week from all venture activities. I wish you a festive holiday season, filled with love, joy,

Why Product Adoption is Key to a Recession-Proof SaaS

Monday, November 28, 2022

Weekly Curated content from GrowthHackers Community GrowthHackers Newsletter JUST TODAY! CYBER MONDAY at Growth University 30% OFF on selected courses This is your chance to take a new growth,