A relatively small amount of force applied at just the right place

In 2006, Paul Graham co-founded startup accelerator Y Combinator (YC) with the goal of helping young, inexperienced founders build successful startups. The key to YC’s impact lies in its ability to identify talented individuals, provide them with funding for living expenses, and give them a few months to develop and launch their products. YC’s success can be attributed to the falling costs of starting a company, advancements in technology, and the power of word-of-mouth promotion. The introduction of Hacker News, an online community for founders, further expanded YC’s reach and influence. Through its early years, YC cultivated a network of talented founders who went on to create successful companies.


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