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YC Portfolio Stats – Mattermark Crunches the Numbers

Y Combinator logoToday startup incubator Y Combinator posted stats about their portfolio, which now spans 716 companies (including 85 in the current batch) who have raised more than $3 Billion in collective funding. At the end of the post YC President Sam Altman noted:

…we don’t keep statistics on total revenue or jobs created, though I expect both numbers would be impressive.

While YC doesn’t track these things, we do. I’ve taken a look at the data we have on YC companies and here’s what I found:

  • 267 companies currently have 2 or more employees
  • 8,164 people are currently employed by a YC company [1]
  • 121 companies have disclosed an exit (no IPOs, all acquisitions so far)
  • 66% of YC companies are based in the Bay Area, followed by New York (7%) and Boston (2%)
  • 76 un-exited companies have raised a venture round of funding (Series A or beyond)
  • There is a nearly 50/50 split between B2B and B2C startups in the portfolio
  • The average Series A stage YC company has 26 employees and has raised $10.2M of funding in its lifetime (median is $7.3M)

Interested in learning more? Login to Mattermark and check out Y Combinator’s portfolio growth, metrics, breakdown, and signals in greater detail.

[1] The total number is probably much higher, many of these companies do not have LinkedIn pages or employees on LinkedIn, Crunchbase, news, and other sources until they are further along. I think an estimate of 9,000 to 10,000 current jobs created by current YC companies is reasonable.

© Mattermark 2017. Sources: Mattermark Research, Crunchbase, AngelList.
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