Y Combinator Talks Numbers: 842 Companies Funded To Date, 22% With Women Founders In Current Batch


Y Combinator, the startup accelerator known for being the birthplace of Dropbox, Reddit, Airbnb, Stripe, and a number of other companies, released some updated stats this morning showing just how big it’s gotten — and how diverse its current class of companies is.

Y Combinator says it has now funded 842 companies to date, and those startups have raised upwards of $3 billion in investment and have a collective market cap of more than $30 billion. There are four Y Combinator companies that are worth more than $1 billion at the moment, and 32 companies valued at more than $100 million (that figure also includes companies that have been acquired.) As my colleague Josh Constine has written, these figures mean that YC itself could currently be worth more than a billion dollars on paper.

And YC, which funds two batches of startups per year in a winter and…

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