Y Combinator Overview

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1 Started March 2005 Y Combinator created a new model for funding early stage startups ! Twice a year we invest a small amount of money ($120k) in a large number of startups

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2 How it Works Your startup moves to silicon valley for 3 months You work with partners and alumni to launch a successful MVP On Demo Day you present to the best silicon valley investors

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3 But YC doesn’t end on Demo Day YC Partners and alumni help YC founders for the life of their company

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5 YC’s 1st Batch SUMMER OF 2005 • 8 startups • 15 founders • Not in the Valley • Demo day had fewer than 30 investors • No more than $1m invested

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6 Current YC Batch YC IS RUNNING ITS 17TH BATCH • 85 startups • 200+ founders • New office in Silicon Valley • 350+ investors at demo day in August • $100m+ raised in August

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7 Success of YC OVER THE PAST 8 YEARS • 700+ startups, 50+ international startups • 1400 alumni • $3B total raised by YC companies • 20+ companies valued at $100m or higher • 3 companies with valuations of $1B or higher • Total value of all YC companies is $30B

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8 Applying to YC 2-4 people, 50% tech, pre-existing relationship, working full time Launched or Billion imminent dollar launch market & growth Can you graduate at the top of the class?

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9 Thank you for Listening! To learn more about the application process, contact me at michael@ycombinator.com

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