Investments
621 Investments in 589 Companies
Exits
1 IPO & 84 Acquisitions
Founders:
Andrew Levy, Trevor Blackwell, Robert Morris, Jessica Livingston, Paul Graham
Headquarters:
Mountain View, CA
Categories:
Startups, Consulting, Venture Capital, Finance
Description:
Y Combinator is a seed accelerator that provides financing services and business consulting to startup companies.
Website:
http://www.ycombinator.com

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Founded:
March 1, 2005
Aliases:
ycombinator
Contact:
Type:
Accelerator that does Seed, Early Stage Venture, and Debt Financing Investments
Investment Size:
100k - 200k
Equity Taken:
7.0 Percent
Program:
3 Months, On-Site
Demo Days:
Yes
More Info:
http://www.ycombinator.com/apply/

Y Combinator is a startup accelerator based in Mountain View, CA.

In 2005, Y Combinator developed a new model of startup funding. Twice a year they invest a small amount of money ($14-20k + an $80k safe) in a large number of startups (most recently 68). The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months. The YC partners work closely with each company to get them into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each cycle culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present their business plans to a carefully selected, audience of investors.

Successful exits by Y Combinator funded companies include Reddit, Heroku and OMGPOP.

Other successful companies that went through Y Combinator include Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, Loopt, Justin.tv, Weebly and Scribd.

Coverage of Previous Demo Days: Winter '13 Summer '13 * Winter '13 * Summer '12 * Winter '12 * Summer '11 * Summer '10 * Summer '09 * Winter '09 * Winter '08 * Summer '07 * Winter '07

Funding Rounds (2) - $10.3M

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Investors (5)

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Offices/Locations (2)

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  • Satellite Office

    San Francisco, CA

    USA

  • Y Combinator

    320 Pioneer Way

    Mountain View, CA 94041

    USA

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    Techstars

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