How Does YCombinator Scale YCombinator?
Adam Rifkin stashed this in YCombinator
Kim-Mai Cutler's TechCrunch article has this great line from Paul Graham:
"Our whole approach to scaling Y Combinator is the standard approach to scaling software."
Examples of companies that didn't start with YCombinator: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, Zynga, Groupon, Square, Foursquare, Instagram, Flipboard, Pulse, Pinterest.
Examples of companies that did start with YCombinator: Dropbox, Airbnb, Heroku, etc.
Some other notes about YCombinator that I'm not sure where else to put so I will stash them here:
Drew's application was quite good, actually.
4. In winter 2012 YCombinator had 7 women co-founders. None of them CTOs.