Today, we're sharing that we are changing our name, YC Research, to OpenResearch. Y Combinator helped YC Research launch and has been very supportive of our independent research efforts over the last four years. OpenResearch teams have been operating independently from YC for several years. Together, we’ve decided that OpenResearch will continue to operate independently but will no longer be affiliated with YC.
YC feels they are most helpful when they can work side by side at the launch phase with founders of nonprofits as part of their batch program, and after nearly five years and incredible progress, we’re confident that we can operate the research independently.