Everything Moonshot learnt from applying for Y Combinator

Daniel Han-Chen

31 Jan 2022

‘Y Combinator? What’s that?' That was my first reaction in Sept 2021 when my fellow founders in Startmate Founder’s Fellowship posted about applying to YC...

‘Y Combinator? What’s that?'

That was my first reaction in September 2021 when my fellow founders in Startmate Founder’s Fellowship posted about applying to YC!

So I did some research, and OH MY, September 9 was the deadline for the Winter 2022 batch. It was already September 8, so I quickly cobbled up an application in the last remaining hours. I was sweating and my heart was pounding like crazy. I recorded a 1-minute intro, had no time for a demo, and submitted it at 4am Sydney time. (Luckily I’m a night owl!)