Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
For this week’s deep dive, the Equity team got ahold of three founders from the recent Y Combinator batch (more here, and here) to chat through their experiences with a remote accelerator. TechCrunch was curious if the program lived up to founder expectations, how extreme timezone differentials were handled, and how easy it was to build camaraderie during a digital program. Oh, and how their demo day went.
Here’s who is on the show:
- Benjamin Croc, a founder at BrioHR (TechCrunch coverage here)
- Trisha Bantigue, a founder at Queenly (TechCrunch coverage here)
- Adam Alpert, a founder at Pangea (TechCrunch coverage here)
The short version is that the founders were generally happy with Y Combinator being remote, and that the setup allowing them to stay in their normal location was plus. We also asked the founders for learnings regarding how to best handle remote accelerators in the future.
More from Equity on Friday, at which point we’ll put Y Combinator aside for a good while.