Investor School

About Y Combinator Investor School

Our goals

Throughout the course, we aim to accomplish the following:

  1. Familiarize investors who wish to invest in seed with everything they need to know to be successful.
  2. Teach how to find deal flow.
  3. Describe the mechanics of investing in seed startups via convertibles and equity.
  4. Explain investors how to evaluate early stage startup companies and founders.
Course Format


The lectures will be taught by a combination of YC partners and a great group of entrepreneurs and industry leaders.

Day 1: The Why and How of Angel Investing

Day 1: Investing Fundamentals

Day 2: Founder Meetings

Day 2: Investing Secrets

Day 3: Angelic Advice I

Day 3: Angelic Advice II

Day 4: Modern Angel Investing

Day 4: How to be a Good Investor

Day 4: Closing Thoughts


Investor School

If you are an accredited investor and wish to attend Startup Investor School, sign up here:

All participants will receive an invite to the Winter 2018 batch online demo day and a randomly selected 10 will receive in-person invites.

Course evaluation

In order to be invited to demo day (virtual or in person) you must attend or view 3/4 of the 8 course lectures.

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