Today I received an email from a hopeful Y Combinator applicant, asking for advice. Several others have asked me for guidance applying, so I thought I would share my response here:
Couple tips for the YC app:
- Be honest and real. The partners will know if you’re bullshitting.
- Know your metrics. Be able to describe which ones are most important and why.
- Describe how your startup can become a billion dollar business, but don’t try to fit a square peg in a round hole. Think big and be pragmatic.
Hope that helps. :)
P.S. Before you apply, read Mattan Griffel’s essay, The Value of Y Combinator & Accelerators.