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Hi everyone -

Startups are hard. I hope you'll keep going in the face of adversity.

If so, Mixpanel is here to help. Forward a copy of your YC rejection email to free@mixpanel.com and we'll hook you up with our $150/month Startup plan, free forever.

Love what Mixpanel is doing, so we'd like to jump on the bandwagon. Offering our $59 Basic plan for free for life, and 50% off all other plans. Happy to keep startups secure :) Email your YC rejection letter to founders@tinfoilsecurity.com

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Sent! I only forwarded it, didn't include any extra text. Do I need to do anything else or should I just wait patiently for a response?

Thanks for offering this! Doesn't feel as much like rejection any more ;)

Responses should be winging their way through the ether.

My love for Mixpanel has now caused me a moral dilemma in which I briefly considered the ease with which I could forge an email and get free service.

Don't worry, the good angel won the battle, but uhhh, I hope you're doing something to verify email headers and all that jazz. If it had been the $350 plan, I don't know that I could have held out.

To anybody wondering whether or not you actually need this offer (and is legitimately eligible), jump on it now. I picked up an old Mixpanel plan on an AppSumo deal with no idea how to use it whatsoever, and it's now used integrally in a variety of projects.

Thank you. Very cool of you to extend that offer. Way to turn a downer into a positive for a lot of startup hopefuls. Mixpanel gets my love.

Can I also upgrade an existing account ? I took the 200k datapoint appsumo offer a while back.

Nice move Mixpanel... now just have to get up to those 10K monthly users!

Sent. Much thanks for this. $150 isn't exactly chump change at the moment.

Thanks so much for the offer - just signed up!

Thanks man

thanks bro :)

It's cool what you're offering, but IMO being rejected by YC isn't "adversity." Folks need to stop pinning their hopes on a handout from others. How about everyone uses their spare time to build something cool, deploy it to a cheap Web server costing $30/m, see if people use it, actually /sell/ product and then go straight to the big dog investors?

I actually think what he's offering is incredibly awesome. Startups at this level NEED a product like Mixpanel and he's offering it for free.

Not all rejection is "adversity" per se, but a lot of people had a non-negligible amount of hope resting on their YC applications. At this stage in the game everything that isn't a giant step forward can feel like a kick in the face. Kudos to Mixpanel for understanding that.

I think he's just being nice and using "we didn't get into YC" as a chance to show some love.

Investments are not a handout, homey.

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