Y Combinator
Analytics API Biometrics Cyber Security Data Protection

Business Overview

Y Combinator created a new model for funding early stage startups.

Twice a year we invest a small amount of money ($150k) in a large number of startups.

We work intensively with the companies for three months, to get them into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each cycle culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present their companies to a carefully selected, invite-only audience.

But YC doesn’t end on Demo Day. We and the YC alumni network continue to help founders for the life of their company, and beyond.

Founded
2005
Investor type
Accelerator, Venture Capital
Business model preference
B2B
Series preference
Series A
Cheque size
Min: $0.15M
Offering preference
Software
AI type preference
Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing
Sectors
Analytics API Biometrics Cyber Security Data Protection Education Enterprise Face Recognition Image Marketing New Media Technologies Video Video Recognition Web Security

Team

Y Combinator
Michael Seibel
CEO

Investment Portfolio

Startup

Operating Status

Offering Type

Business Model

Total Funding

AI Employees

Tailor-Ed
Active
Software
B2B
$1.6 M
D-ID
Active
Software
B2B
$17.5 M
7
Salt Security
Active
Software
B2B
$60 M

Investment Rounds History

Startup

Date Announced

Funding Round

Amount Raised

Investors

December 2020
Series B
$30 M
View All Investors (4 Total)
August 2020
Series B
$123 M
View All Investors (8 Total)
May 2020
Series A
$13.5 M
View All Investors (8 Total)

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