Nail your YC application

Make your application stand out and crush it in your interview with 1:1 advice from Y Combinator-backed founders.

Liz Tsai

Liz Tsai

Founder & CEO – HiOperator,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Saturday

Liz Tsai is the founder and CEO of HiOperator, a customer service-as-a-service solution company that allows businesses to handle client customer service tickets faster an...

Enterprise SaaS
advice

  • Sales
  • Customer acquisition
  • Fundraising
  • SaaS
  • Enterprise
Bryan Wilcox

Bryan Wilcox

Co-founder & CTO – Tovala,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Tuesday

Bryan Wilcox is a co-founder and the former CTO of Tovala, a food-tech company that saves people time with a smart oven and paired meal service. Tovala has raised $70M in...

Technical and
hardware advice

  • Hardware
  • Y Combinator
  • Finding developers
  • Building an MVP
  • Product-driven growth
Alexandra Zatarain

Alexandra Zatarain

Co-founder – Eight Sleep,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Thursday

Alexandra Zatarain is the Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand and Marketing at Eight Sleep, the world's first sleep fitness company. Eight Sleep solves sleep's most pr...

Consumer marketing
and GTM advice

  • Launching consumer tech startups
  • Customer acquisition
  • Branding & marketing
  • GTM and retail distribution
  • Athlete partnerships
Rune Hauge

Rune Hauge

CEO – Mentorcam,
Y Combinator Alum

Available tomorrow

Rune Hauge is the co-founder and CEO of Mentorcam (YC S21), angel investor, and startup advisor. Before co-founding Mentorcam, Rune founded three different startups with ...

Seed stage
fundraising advice

  • Fundraising
  • Y Combinator
  • Product-market-fit
  • Startup sales
  • Growth hacking
Anada Lakra

Anada Lakra

Founder & CEO – BoldVoice,
Y Combinator Alum

Available tomorrow

Anada Lakra is the co-founder and CEO of BoldVoice, a Y Combinator-backed startup that provides accent training to non-native English speakers. Anada previously worked as...

Go-to-market and
formation advice

  • Edtech startups
  • Fundraising
  • Y Combinator
  • Mobile app marketing
  • Early-stage growth
Carl Carell

Carl Carell

Co-founder & CRO – GetAccept,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Thursday

Carl Carell is the Co-founder and CRO of GetAccept, an all-in-one digital sales room platform helps salespeople win more B2B deals. GetAccept has raised more than $30M in...

SaaS sales and
biz dev advice

  • B2B sales
  • GTM strategy
  • Building sales team
  • SaaS products
  • Early-stage sales
Edvard Engesaeth

Edvard Engesaeth

Co-founder – Nurx,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Friday

Dr. Edvard "Eddie" Engeseath, MD is the Co-founder of telehealth startup Nurx, angel investor, startup advisor, and a former family physician. He founded Nurx to make pre...

Growth and
fundraising advice

  • Fundraising
  • Deal making
  • Customer acquisition
  • Product-market-fit
  • Hiring strategy
Praful Mathur

Praful Mathur

Founder & CEO – Sarama,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Friday

Praful Mathur is the founder and CEO of Sarama, a deeptech startup that uses AI to determine intent from barks i.e. crude translation. He was previously the co-founder a...

AI & deeptech
advice

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Deeptech
  • Customer acquisition
  • Performance marketing
  • Organic growth
Wil Eyi

Wil Eyi

CEO & Co-founder – Toolbox,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Thursday

Wil Eyi is the CEO and co-founder of Toolbox, a Y Combinator-backed startup building a vertical Fintech platform. The company has raised $18M in debt and equity. Prior to...

Fintech and
growth advice

  • Fintech startups
  • Pitch deck review
  • Generating VC interest
  • Pitch practice
  • Product-market-fit
Itay Forer

Itay Forer

Co-founder – Cleanly,
Y Combinator Alum

Available tomorrow

Itay Forer is the co-founder of Cleanly, an on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service backed by Y Combinator (W15), Initialized Capital, Soma Capital, Paul Buchheit (cre...

B2C and
GTM advice

  • B2B sales
  • GTM strategy
  • Building sales team
  • Applying to YC
  • Finding PMF
Hamilton Chan

Hamilton Chan

CEO – Coaching for Startups,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Thursday

Hamilton Chan is the CEO of Coaching for Startups. He holds a BA in Psychology from Harvard University and a JD from Harvard Law School. He worked as an investment banker...

Startup coaching
and tactical advice

  • Leadership training
  • Applying to accelerators
  • Raising your first round
  • Finding investors
  • Motivation & personal growth
Harrison Steed

Harrison Steed

Co-founder – PickTrace,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Friday

Harrison Steed is the co-founder of PickTrace, a workforce and harvest management enterprise platform for large-scale farms. Together with his co-founder and brother, Har...

Enterprise SaaS
and B2B advice

  • Series A funding
  • SaaS sales
  • Ag-tech
  • Building culture
  • Y Combinator
Amir Tarighat

Amir Tarighat

Co-founder & CEO – Agency,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Friday

Amir Tarighat is the co-founder and CEO of Agency, an enterprise cybersecurity startup backed by Y Combinator (W22). He is a software developer and cybersecurity expert w...

Cybersecurity and
Enterprise SaaS advice

  • B2B sales
  • GTM strategy
  • Acquisitions
  • SaaS products
  • YC applications
Ilya Usorov

Ilya Usorov

Co-Founder & CTO – BoldVoice,
Y Combinator Alum

Available tomorrow

Ilya Usorov is the co-founder and CTO of BoldVoice, a Y Combinator-backed startup that provides accent training to non-native English speakers. He has eight years of soft...

Edtech and
technical advice

  • Building for scale
  • Making an MVP
  • Software development
  • App development
  • Mobile marketing
Joey Flores

Joey Flores

Founder – Inversion Art,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Tuesday

Joey Flores is the founder and Managing Director of Inversion Art, an accelerator for artists. He has over 20 years of experience launching, growing and scaling startups....

Growth hacking
advice

  • Growth hacking
  • Y Combinator
  • Marketplaces
  • Raising from angels
  • Product development
Emmie Chang

Emmie Chang

Founder & CEO – Hoo,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Thursday

Emmie is a serial tech entrepreneur who is presently working on Hoo, an interactive Web3 livestream platform. She is a Y Combinator alum who previously co-founded FutureL...

Web3 advice and
pitch feedback

  • Your YC application
  • Pitch deck review
  • How to build Web3 projects
  • Pitch practice
  • Growth hacking