Y Combinator

Founded 2005
Founders Jessica Livingston Paul Graham Robert Morris Trevor Blackwell

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Total investments 1627
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$2M
Rounds per year 82.31
Lead investments 503
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.19
Exits 148
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Virtual Currency
Summary

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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Seed
1M01 Apr 2021 Canada, Old Toronto

Reverie Labs

Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Biotechnology
Machine Learning
Pharmaceutical
Early Stage Venture
25M03 Feb 2021 United States, Boston

Stacker

Android
Information Technology
iOS
Mobile
Mobile Apps
Software
Seed
1M26 Jan 2021 United Kingdom, Westminster

Curtsy

E-Commerce
Fashion
Mobile Apps
Shopping
Women's
Early Stage Venture
11M21 Jan 2021 United States, San Francisco

Volopay

FinTech
SaaS
Software
Seed
2M19 Jan 2021 Singapore, Singapore

Openbase

Developer Tools
Information Technology
Open Source
Seed
3M13 Jan 2021 United States, San Francisco

Lowkey

Casual Games
eSports
Gaming
Mobile
Video Games
Seed
1M01 Jan 2021 United States, San Francisco

H1

Biotechnology
Health Care
Medical Device
Pharmaceutical
Early Stage Venture
58M17 Dec 2020 United States, New York

Supabase

Database
Developer Tools
Information Services
Information Technology
Software
Seed
6M15 Dec 2020 Singapore, Singapore
News
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. Read more
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 ... Read more

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