💵 10 People + AI = Billion Dollar Company?

This Week at YC

July 7th, 2024

Hey all!

Two of the mantras always on repeat at YC are: make something people want, and talk to your users. This newsletter is a good example of that in practice. Shortly after I took over the newsletter, we reached out to the people who read it most actively and asked them which parts they liked most. By focusing on those bits β€” and trimming the bits no one really mentioned β€” the audience numbers rocketed across the board. 

With that said: I (Greg) am wrapping up my time at YC in a few days, so this'll probably be the last newsletter with my name on it. It’s been a blast putting these together for you all each week, and getting to know the many of you who’ve reached out via email. Come say hi on X/Twitter!

Be well, be excellent to each other, and make something people want.

- Greg Kumparak

πŸ“Ί The Latest

Featured content from the YC Library

10 People + AI = Billion Dollar Company?

As AI continues to evolve and advance, a line of thinking has emerged that humans will no longer need to learn how to write code in the future. If so, could this mean that a staff of ten or less could create a unicorn? The hosts of Lightcone analyze this prediction and discuss whether it has merit.

🌎 YC Community

Highlights/news from YC and YC companies
Zip’s (S20) AI procurement platform drives $4.4 billion in savings
VentureBeat
Granza Bio (W24) grabs $7M seed to advance delivery of cancer treatments
TechCrunch
"To tell the difference between a person that is LARPing or is the real deal, carefully audit what they spend their time on, and evaluate just how in the details they are on those things."

- Dalton Caldwell on X/Twitter
Typedream (W20) Joins beehiiv
Typedream 

πŸš€ The Launchpad

Some of the most recent launches from YC companies 
Losing track of your SaaS apps? Uncover your Shadow IT with a single-click
S2022
Take scientific notes, write papers, create exams, collaborate, share your work, and more.
S2024
Comprehensively find prior art, produce robust claim language, invalidate weak patents, and more.
S2024
Transform your biomarkers into a personalized care plan, reviewed by a real human doctor.
S2023
The first back-office platform that automates all the painful compliance work.
S2024
Go from prompt to full app in minutes.                             
W2023
Scale and iterate on your LLM products, with minimal changes to your code or tech stack.
W2024
Find more YC companies and discover new products

πŸ”₯ Hacker News

Top posts from this week
  1. Why is Chile so long? (unchartedterritories.tomaspueyo.com)
    1423 points by trevin | 443 comments

  2. Show HN: I created an After Effects alternative (pikimov.com)
    1144 points by clementpiki | 257 comments

  3. Ladybird Web Browser becomes a non-profit with $1M from GitHub Founder (lunduke.locals.com)
    1075 points by mapper32 | 739 comments

  4. Supreme Court rules ex-presidents have immunity for official acts (apnews.com)
    875 points by _rend | 1881 comments

  5. RegreSSHion: RCE in OpenSSH's server, on glibc-based Linux systems (www.qualys.com)
    828 points by robinhoodexe | 336 comments

  6. I Received an AI Email (timharek.no)
    701 points by imadj | 569 comments

  7. Twilio confirms data breach after hackers leak 33M Authy user phone numbers (www.securityweek.com)
    647 points by mindracer | 384 comments

  8. Diff-pdf: tool to visually compare two PDFs (github.com)
    587 points by Olshansky | 80 comments

  9. Welcome to Ladybird, a truly independent web browser (ladybird.org)
    569 points by rapnie | 2 comments

  10. A Git story: Not so fun this time (blog.brachiosoft.com)
    563 points by thunderbong | 135 comments
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