This Week at YC: 2 YC Companies are going Public

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Amplitude (W12) is going public 
Today, Amplitude, which was part of YC’s W12 batch, is going public. Their story of grit, determination, and creativity, is an epic one.

Ginkgo Bioworks (S14) is going public today
Ginkgo Bioworks is the first biotech company YC funded, and today they are going public. To celebrate their IPO, here’s the story of how Ginkgo Bioworks ended up in YC, and what their journey was like as YC’s first biotech startup.

YC’s Fall Tour 2021
We are excited to kick off our virtual Fall Tour, and below is a list of the cities and schools we are visiting. We’ll host talks with YC partners and alumni who’ve built successful companies in different regions and verticals. They’ll talk about how they got started, the misconceptions that exist around starting startups, and they’ll answer questions from founders and future founders in the audience.

YC Summer 2021 Batch Stats
Earlier this month we hosted our 33rd Demo Day where 377 companies presented virtually. You can see a list of the companies that presented on-the-record in the YC Directory. Learn more about the stats of the 2021. 

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Jobs at Work At A Startup 
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• Porter (YC S20) Is Hiring a UX/Product Engineer
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• Reflect (YC S20) is hiring a software engineer to revolutionize web testing


 

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