Parker Conrad might be finest often called the founding father of each Zenefits and Rippling, however he’s additionally arguably the best-known founder to have gone by means of Y Combinator’s accelerator program twice. After all, he’s not the one one to undergo this system twice; some founders have even gone by means of thrice.
Y Combinator has been round for over a decade and remains to be largely thought-about the premier startup accelerator. Now that founders from its earlier cohorts are beginning new firms, it solely is sensible that the variety of repeat founders has grown.
The accelerator is an intensive 11-week startup constructing program with the purpose of propelling startups to the subsequent degree. YC additionally offers its firm cohorts $500,000 in funding throughout two SAFE — easy settlement for future fairness — notes.
There have been eight repeat YC founders on this newest summer time batch, per my depend (take a look at our faves from Day 1 and Day 2). Some latest batches like winter 2023 and summer time 2022 had much more. However is this system actually value doing a second time? For repeat YC founders, the reply is a powerful sure.