Y Combinator
Investment firm

Last deal

$1.5B

Amount

Series F

Stage

04.09.2023

Date

2

all rounds

$1.5B

Total amount

Timeline

investment deals

year

General

About Company
Y Combinator is a startup fund and program that invests in a large number of startups twice a year.

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Subsector

Real Estate Holding and Development

Keywords

Real Estate, Real Estate Investment, Residential

Industry

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founded date

01.03.2005

Number of employees

Company Type

School

Last funding type

Series F

IPO status

Private

DESCRIPTION

Since 2005, Y Combinator has invested in nearly 3,000 companies, including well-known names like Airbnb, DoorDash, and Stripe, with a combined valuation of over $300B. They offer programs such as Startup School, YC batch program, Work at a Startup, YC Series A, YC Growth Program, and YC Continuity to help founders at different stages of their startup journey. Y Combinator's unique model involves investing a small amount of money in a large number of startups and working intensively with them for three months to refine their pitch and prepare them for Demo Day.
Contacts
Sub-Organizations
2
Y Combinator Universe

Y Combinator Universe

Y Combinator Universe: news, analysis, and opinions about startups and technology.

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San Francisco, CA, USA

Sector

Software and Computer Services

Subsector

Software

Keywords

Information Technology, News
Y Combinator Continuity Fund

Y Combinator Continuity Fund

Y Combinator Continuity is an investment fund that helps founders scale their companies.

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71

count Of Exists

1

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Financials

Funding Rounds
2
2

Number of Funding Rounds

$1.5B

Money Raised

Their latest funding was raised on 04.09.2023. Their latest round Series F

Date 
Funding Round 
Investors 
Money Raised 
Lead 
04.09.2023
$1.5B
25.10.2020
Investments
6115
ALL

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India

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United Kingdom

Mexico

Singapore

Nigeria

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Germany

Indonesia

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name 
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type 
Raised 
21.02.2024
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$3M
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People

Founders
5
Robert Morris
Robert Morris

Robert Morris

Robert Morris is a partner at Y Combinator. He also works as an associate professor of computer science at MIT, where he was a member of the PDOS group. He has published extensively on wireless networks, distributed operating systems, and peer-to-peer applications. In 1988 his discovery of buffer overflow first brought the Internet to the attention of the general public. He has an BS and PhD in Computer Science from Harvard.

current job

Yahoo! Store
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Robert Morris

Trevor Blackwell
Trevor Blackwell

Trevor Blackwell

Trevor Blackwell a partner at Y Combinator. He is the founder of Anybots, where he developed the first dynamically balancing biped robot. He has published papers on congestion control in high speed wide area networks, signaling protocol architecture, and file system performance. Together with Paul Graham, Robert Morris, and Jessica Livingston, he founded Y Combinator in 2005.

current job

Umbrella Research

count Of Investments

8

count Of Exists

1

Trevor Blackwell

Paul Graham
Paul Graham

Paul Graham

Paul Graham is a co-founder of Y Combinator, a startup accelerator in Mountain View, California. He is also a programmer, venture capitalist, and essayist. Graham is the author of On Lisp (1993), ANSI Common Lisp (1995), and Hackers & Painters (2004). In 1995, he and Robert Morris started Viaweb, the first ASP, which in 1998 became Yahoo! Store. In 2002, he discovered a simple spam filtering algorithm that inspired the current generation of filters. Graham has obtained a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Cornell University. He earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Applied Sciences with specialization in computer sciences from Harvard University, and studied painting at Rhode Island School of Design and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence.

current job

Y Combinator
Y Combinator

count Of Investments

23

count Of Exists

7

Paul Graham

Lucas Thomaz
Lucas Thomaz

Lucas Thomaz

Lucas Thomaz is the CEO of SMIN.

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Employee Profiles
152
Michael Seibel
Michael Seibel

Michael Seibel

Michael Seibel is a Partner at YC and CEO of YC's startup accelerator. He was the cofounder and CEO Justin.tv and Socialcam. Socialcam sold to Autodesk in 2012 and under the leadership of Emmett Shear, Justin.tv became Twitch.tv and sold to Amazon in 2014. Before getting into startups, he spent a year as the finance director for a US Senate campaign and in 2005, Michael graduated from Yale University with a BA in political science.

current job

Y Combinator
Y Combinator

count Of Investments

37

count Of Exists

4

Michael Seibel

Managing Director and Partner

Rujul Zaparde
Rujul Zaparde

Rujul Zaparde

Rujul Zaparde is the Visiting Partner of Y Combinator. He is previously the Co-Founder & CEO of FlightCar, a startup launched as part of The Brandery business accelerator, is an innovative way to save money while traveling. The service allows users to list their cars to be used by other registered FlightCar participants. Rujul Zaparde, the founder and CEO of FlightCar, saw Cincinnati as the perfect place to launch his new business. While the service isn't yet available in the Queen City, any Cincinnatians traveling to San Fransisco can help test the burgeoning service.

current job

Zip
Zip

organization founded

3

Rujul Zaparde

Visiting Partner

Ralph Gootee
Ralph Gootee

Ralph Gootee

current job

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count Of Investments

9

Ralph Gootee

Visiting Partner

Harjeet Taggar
Harjeet Taggar

Harjeet Taggar

Harj Taggar is a Group Partner at Y Combinator. He was a Co-Founder and CEO at Triplebyte and a Co-founder and President at Auctomatic. He has a master's degree from the University of Oxford.

current job

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count Of Investments

2

Harjeet Taggar

Group Partner

Dalton Caldwell
Dalton Caldwell

Dalton Caldwell

Dalton Caldwell is a Partner and the Head of Admissions at Y Combinator. He was the cofounder and CEO of imeem (acquired by MySpace in 2009), and the cofounder and CEO of App.net. He has a BS in Symbolic Systems and a BA in Psychology from Stanford University.

current job

Y Combinator
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count Of Investments

11

count Of Exists

4

Dalton Caldwell

Partner and Managing Director

Trevor Blackwell
Trevor Blackwell

Trevor Blackwell

Trevor Blackwell a partner at Y Combinator. He is the founder of Anybots, where he developed the first dynamically balancing biped robot. He has published papers on congestion control in high speed wide area networks, signaling protocol architecture, and file system performance. Together with Paul Graham, Robert Morris, and Jessica Livingston, he founded Y Combinator in 2005.

current job

Umbrella Research

count Of Investments

8

count Of Exists

1

Trevor Blackwell

Partner

Calvin French-Owen
Calvin French-Owen

Calvin French-Owen

Calvin French-Owen is a Co-founder & CTO of Segment and works primarily to help build Segment’s backend infrastructure and data processing pipeline. He previously attended MIT, studying distributed systems, security, and data structures.

current job

Y Combinator
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count Of Investments

17

Calvin French-Owen

Visiting Group Partner

Benjamin Alva
Benjamin Alva

Benjamin Alva

Benjamin Alva is the Co-Founder and CTO at Maverick Bioworks. He attended the University of Minnesota.

current job

Y Combinator
Y Combinator

Benjamin Alva

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