35 answers

Are any of the founders covered by noncompetes or intellectual property agreements that overlap with your project? If so, please explain.

35 answers

Are any of the founders covered by noncompetes or intellectual property agreements that overlap with your project? If so, please explain.

No

Supernote (Metlo)
S21
Successful

No

Simula
S18
Unsuccessful

No.

No.

Parsnip
S21
Unsuccessful

No

CredCount
S17
Unsuccessful

No.

I'm currently a growth hacking consultant at Quotidian Ventures in NYC (not under any noncompetes or IP agreements).

The Muse
W12
Successful

No, we will not be working as employees or consultants for anyone else, nor are any of us covered by noncompetes or intellectual property agreements.

Lollipuff
W13
Successful

Travis (beambot): I have been working at Lollipuff part-time (nights / weekends). My postdoc fellowship at Duke permits side work without IP restrictions. If we get accepted, I will resign from the fellowship and go full-time at Lollipuff. (No other employer / consulting.)

Fei (bebefuzz): I resigned from my job in late June to found Lollipuff, and I’ve been working on it exclusively since. (No other employer / consulting.)

Dave (dmohs): I currently work at Google (Boston offices). Pre-YC, I have not contributed to the project (code or otherwise). If we get accepted, I will leave Google to go full-time at Lollipuff. (No other employer / consulting.)

YogaTrail
S14
Unsuccessful

No

Syllble
W18
Unsuccessful

N/a

Spreadsheet Magic
S14
Unsuccessful

No

Goodly
S18
Successful

Nope

Pet Story
S19
Unsuccessful

No.

Code For Cash
W18
Unsuccessful

No.

Mattermark (Referly)
S12
Unsuccessful

No

Standard Treasury
S13
Successful

We both have CIIAA's that could cover this work.

Dan's company is pretty far away.

Zac declared this idea when he signed his at Stripe. He's asked Stripe for an IP waiver letter, or whatever it's called.

(I also described this entire idea in a youtube video I sent to you in December before we didn't accept a late interview, so...there is a lot of documentary evidence that I had this IP before Stripe).

VEED
S19
Unsuccessful

N/A

Employbl
S19
Unsuccessful

I am not covered by any noncompetes from my recruiting agency and I work on this full time.

Swelly
W17
Unsuccessful

no

Prolific
S19
Successful

No

Slite
W18
Successful

No

Streamplate
W21
Unsuccessful

N/a

Laitum
W20
Unsuccessful

No.

Learn Venue
S18
Unsuccessful

Nishchal writes the code primarily for the on-device intelligence technology. We together research on it. Servers and designs are handled by me. We have one more team member (non-founder) who is developing the OS.

Dendron
W21
Successful

no

Virtually
S20
Successful

N/A

Cruise
W14
Successful

No.

Task Pigeon
W19
Unsuccessful

No

InEvent
S19
Successful

No

Flex
S16
Successful

None of the team is under an overlapping non-compete.

No. jnovek already works full-time for Seeing Interactive and lloydarmbrust will quit his current job when YCombinator starts. The YC money will be used to get lloydarmbrust running full time faster than we could just bootstrapping it.

Mixpanel
S09
Successful

No to both questions.

Paystack
W16
Successful

None

Dropbox
S07
Successful

Drew: Some work was done at the Bit9 office; I consulted an attorney and have a signed letter indicating Bit9 has no stake/ownership of any kind in Dropbox