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Facebook Partners with Y Combinator to Support “Deeply Social” Startups

At Tuesday’s Demo Day, the latest batch of Y Combinator startups raved about the experience, the guidance, the resources, the networking that their participation in the incubator program gave them. As of today, YC startups can add another benefit to that long list: priority access to some of Facebook’s technologies.

Y Combinator and Facebook announced today that they’ll be teaming up to help encourage and support socially-oriented startups. Facebook says that it will provide “product, technical and design resources to support new Y Combinator companies interested in working with us to build deeply social products, whether a website or an application on Facebook.com. These companies will have priority access to our technologies and programs such as Facebook Credits, Instant Personalization and upcoming beta features.”

Facebook once operated its own startup program, the fbFund, but in July said that it had “no plans for future iterations of the program.”

By partnering with Y Combinator, says Facebook, it will help foster startups who offer “transformative social experiences.” And with priority access to the social networking giant, as well as mentorship from the premier incubator program, future YC startups will no doubt have a solid lead that, as Facebook notes, “others will follow.”

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