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Y Combinator

Investor type Accelerator
Founders Jessica Livingston Lucas Thomaz Paul Graham Robert Morris Trevor Blackwell


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Total investments 4762
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 3618
Rounds per year 264.56
Lead investments 503
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 346
Key employees 25
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Health Care
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech

Y Combinator appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2005. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Mountain View. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The current fund was established by Andrew Levy, Jessica Livingston, Paul Graham, Robert Morris, Trevor Blackwell. We also calculated 25 valuable employees in our database.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Airbnb, Stripe, Dropbox. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as E-Commerce, Health Care. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Y Combinator, startups are often financed by FundersClub, Tikhon Bernstam, Kima Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are ZhenFund, Yunqi Partners, Winklevoss capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Yuri Milner, Vy Capital, Transmedia Capital.

The typical startup value when the investment from Y Combinator is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is generally included in more than 49 deals every year. Comparing to the other companies, this Y Combinator performs on 18 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The high activity for fund was in 2019. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 3 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Developer Tools
$125K01 Jan 2022 -


Cause Marketing
Enterprise Software
Social Impact
$10M09 Dec 2021 New York, New York, United States


$25M08 Dec 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Health Care
$1M07 Dec 2021 -


$62M06 Dec 2021 Mountain View, California, United States


Internet of Things
Real Estate
$4M02 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Machine Learning
$683K26 Nov 2021 Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


Mobile Apps
$1M25 Nov 2021 -


$2M24 Nov 2021 New Delhi, Delhi, India
Nigeria’s Prospa gets $3.8M pre-seed to offer small businesses banking and software services

– Fintech startup Prospa raised $3.8m pre-seed funding.
– The round was led by Y Combinator and joined by other investors.
– The startup wants to change how banks serve micro and small businesses in Nigeria.

Centaur Labs Raises $15 Million, Led by Matrix Partners, to Label the World’s Medical Data, Accelerate AI Development

– Centaur Labs, a medical data labeling company, announced $15 million in funding to advance their mission to label the world’s medical data.
– The Series A round was led by Matrix Partners with participation from other funds including Accel, Global Founders Capital, Susa Ventures, Y Combinator, and individual investors including John Capodilupo (founder and CTO of WHOOP), Tom Lee (founder of One Medical), and Elliot Cohen (founder and CPO of PillPack).
– The new capital will fund the expansion of the company’s global network of labelers and accelerate product development and hiring.
– Artificial intelligence is enabling extraordinary advances in healthcare, with the potential to reduce costs and drastically improve healthcare outcomes. However, AI is only as accurate as the data it is trained on.


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