Y Combinator - This Week at YC: Talking to Your Users

This Week at YC

December 5, 2022

🗣 Actually talking to users is surprisingly tricky
In his talk for Startup School, YC Group Partner Gustaf Alströmer gives non-obvious advice on how to talk to both current and potential users, how to run a great user interview, and how to interpret the feedback in these conversations.

🍹 YC Happy Hour at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference — Jan 10
Attending the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco? Join us for a happy hour during the event! If you’re a YC alum, an investor, industry leader, or are interested in starting a bio or healthcare company, we’d love to see you there. Space is limited, so sign up by December 29.

🔑 Startup Equity: What to do when joining or leaving a startup — Dec 14
Equity is a compelling part of startup compensation, so it’s important to understand how to handle your equity when joining - or leaving - a startup. If you’re a startup employee or are looking to join a startup, join us and Compound for a startup equity masterclass.  

🚀 The Launchpad

Montevideo, Uruguay
Account-to-account payments in LATAM

San Francisco, California
The fast & flexible way to integrate your app with 3rd party APIs

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Launch an investment strategy for your audience in 2 weeks

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Build & send well-crafted emails & texts from apps with a simple API

San Francisco, California
Grow and manage your Discord community

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Send money anywhere in the world in seconds

Zagreb, Croatia
Develop full-stack web apps in React & Node.js without boilerplate

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 exp
Charge Robotics (YC S21) » Robots that build solar farms

Founding Engineers (Backend, Fullstack)
San Francisco, CA • $150k - $200k • 1.00% - 2.00%
Ciro (YC S22) » SMB search engine for sales teams

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

Sr. Library Developer
Remote • $80k - $100k • 6+ years exp
Enso (YC S21) » No-code interactive ELT and data-driven process automation tool


💸 Money Moves

The latest raises and rounds from YC companies

Joy (YC S16)
$60M Series B • San Francisco, California
Wedding platform Joy raises $60M to plan other occasions

Ramani (YC W20)
$32M Series A • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tanzania’s YC alum Ramani raises $32M to digitize CPG supply chains, lend resellers

Reach Labs (YC S15)
$30M Series B • Emeryville, California
Silicon Valley startup beaming electricity wirelessly raises $30 million

Deepgram (YC W16)
$47M Series B+ • San Francisco, California
Deepgram lands new cash to grow its enterprise voice-recognition business

Cofactr (YC W22)
$6M Seed • New York, New York
Logistics and procurement on autopilot is the future Cofactr wants to live in

Lancey (YC S22)
$2M Seed • Toronto, Canada
Lancey secures $2 million to let B2B software buyers "try before you buy"
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