If you have a Y Combinator application, feel free to copy and paste it.
Communicate as clearly and succintly as possible.
We never share your data before asking you for permission for each angel (double opt-in).
Company url, if any:
If you have a demo, what's the url? For non-software, demo can be a video. (Please don't password protect it; just use an obscure url.)
Describe your company in 50 characters or less.
What is your company going to make?
Where do you live now?
Email address of the founder who is filling out this application:
What's your name? And who are the other co-founders (if any)
Link to your Linkedin, Github or whatever you want to show us :)
Tell us something about you (and your co-founders if applicable): What gets you up in the morning, fun fact about each of you. You decide!
Please tell us about an interesting project, preferably outside of class or work, that two or more of you created together. Include urls if possible.
How long have the founders known one another and how did you meet? Have any of the founders not met in person?
How far along are you?
How long have each of you been working on this? Have you been part-time or full-time? Please explain.
Which of the following best describes your progress?
Pre-Launch, Launch, Pre-Revenue, Post-Revenue
Do you have revenue?
What was your revenue in the last full calendar month? (Please use USD. If none, enter '0')
Your revenue 2 months ago?
Your revenue 3 months ago?
Your revenue 4 months ago?
Your revenue 5 months ago?
Your revenue 6 months ago?
Anything else you would like us to know regarding your revenue or growth rate?
How much money do you spend per month?
How much money does your company have in the bank now?
How long is your runway?
(e.g. 5 months)
Why did you pick this idea to work on? Do you have domain expertise in this area? How do you know people need what you're making?
What's new about what you're making? What substitutes do people resort to because it doesn't exist yet (or they don't know about it)?
Who are your competitors, and who might become competitors? Who do you fear most?
What do you understand about your business that other companies in it just don't get?
How do or will you make money? How much could you make? (We realize you can't know precisely, but give your best estimate.)
How will you get users? If your idea is the type that faces a chicken-and-egg problem in the sense that it won't be attractive to users till it has a lot of users (e.g. a marketplace, a dating site, an ad network), how will you overcome that?
Have you incorporated, or formed any legal entity (like an LLC) yet?
If you have not formed the company yet, describe the planned equity ownership breakdown among the founders, employees and any other proposed stockholders. (This question is as much for you as us.)
Please provide any other relevant information about the structure or formation of the company.
Are any of the founders covered by noncompetes or intellectual property agreements that overlap with your project? If so, please explain.
Who writes code, or does other technical work on your product? Was any of it done by a non-founder? Please explain.
Is there anything else we should know about your company? (Pending lawsuits, cofounders who have left, etc.)
Please tell us something surprising or amusing that one of you has discovered. (The answer need not be related to your project.)
What convinced you to apply here?
How did you hear about us?