Reducing cost and cycle time as much as possible is one of the highest-leverage things anyone can do to help startups. A few years ago, we rolled out deals with Amazon, Heroku, Microsoft, and Rackspace to make web hosting available for free to the startups we fund.
As we expand into new areas, we’ll put similar relationships in place.
I’m happy to announce a partnership with Transcriptic for our biotech companies.
YC biotech companies will get $20,000 of free credit from Transcriptic to run experiments on their platform. Transcriptic is a remote, robotic life science research lab that lets a user type an experiment into a web browser and run it in the real world. Transcriptic will hopefully do for biotech startups what AWS has done for web startups.
(In the interest of disclosure, Transcriptic is also in the upcoming YC batch.)
We’ll be doing sharing some news along the same lines for hardware startups soon, and as we continue to expand into new areas we’ll continue to add new partnerships.