Overview

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Investments
1,080 Investments in 982 Companies
Exits
1 IPO & 131 Acquisitions
Founders:
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Headquarters:
Mountain View, CA
Funds Raised:
$700M
Categories:
Finance, Venture Capital, Consulting
Description:
Y Combinator is a startup accelerator based in Mountain View, CA.
Website:
http://www.ycombinator.com
Social:

Investor Details

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Program:
3 Months, On-Site
Demo Days:
Yes
Application Deadline:
October 4, 2016
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 ($120K) 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:

Funding Rounds (3) - $25.25M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
May, 2016$15M / Debt Financing2
May, 2010$8.25M / Venture2
Mar, 2009$2M / Venture4

Investments (1,084)

DateInvested InRoundPartner(s)
Sep, 2016$3M / Venture
Sep, 2016$1.8M / Venture (Lead)
Sep, 2016$20M / Series B
Sep, 2016undisclosed amount / Convertible Note
Sep, 2016$10.3M / Series A
Aug, 2016undisclosed amount / Seed
Aug, 2016$2.8M / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed (Lead)
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016undisclosed amount / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed (Lead)
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed
Aug, 2016$120k / Seed

Current Team (27)

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Funds (1)

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AnnouncedNameAmount
Oct 15, 2015Y COMBINATOR CONTINUITY FUND I$700M

Products (2)

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  • Hacker News is a user driven social content site focused around startups and hacking.
  • Every Wednes­day and Fri­day, The Macro pub­lishes es­says, in­ter­views, re­search, and opin­ions from the wider startup com­mu­nity.

Competitors (6)

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  • I/o Ventures is an early-stage startup funding firm mentoring newly founded companies by providing seed funding, advice and connections.
  • NextStart is a venture capital firm specializing in early-stage investments of healthcare technology and services sectors.
  • Seedcamp is a First Round Fund, investing in pre-seed and seed stage startups, backing ambitious Founders.
  • SproutBox LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in startup and early stage companies.
  • Techstars is a startup accelerator that provides mentorship-driven seed-stage investment services for technology-oriented companies.
  • The Start Project is a team of entrepreneurs exploring new ideas, products, and businesses.

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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