How to get a job at a startup

How does it work?

Fill out a single application with your background and experience -- it only takes a few minutes. Next, Y Combinator companies browse through applications and start a conversation with people they are interested in.

What job am I actually applying for?

You don't need to apply for a specific job or company. When you fill out an application, we make it available to startups that Y Combinator has funded. If a company is interested in your application, they'll contact you.

What kinds of roles are YC companies hiring for?

YC companies are hiring for all roles, including engineering, design, product, recruiting and operations.

What if I'm only interested in working at a particular company?

If it's in our directory, you can apply directly. We still encourage you to share your application with other companies. Y Combinator funds a lot of companies; there may be others working on something similar...or something totally different that you've not yet considered.

Do all YC companies use Work at a Startup?

Most do but not all. If you want to reach a YC company that's not in our directory yet, you should apply directly on their own website.

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