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How long does it typically take the YC team to review an application?



It honestly hugely varies. Sometimes 2 minutes. The longest I've ever spent on a single application (where I had to do background research) was probably an hour. But I try for my normal cadence to be 6 per hour.

Some applications that are really great or really bad are reviewed by only one of us, most are reviewed by about 3, and the ones near the cutoff are reviewed by a lot.


Thanks Sam. Really appreciate all the time you spend helping the community. It's amazing & inspiring.




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