Are you looking into how to invest in Y Combinator? It’s a seed funding accelerator located in the United States. The group funded a number of successful companies.
These included Dropbox, Reddit, Coinbase, DoorDash, Airbnb, and Stripe.
It’s the “Harvard Law” of raising startup money. It’s very selective to be a part of the program, either as an investor or as a startup company.
There is no way for people (that we know of) to invest in the fund. The group raises money, probably from venture funds, and then invests $125,000 in companies.
Y Combinator is not as large or flexible as Sequoia Capital.
Once Y Combinator invests the $125,000 in a company, they have 7% of the company.
Y Combinator Startup School
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Combinator Acceptance Rate
Our research shows that around one per cent of companies that apply to the startup fund get accepted.
Why $125,000? The fund believes this should be enough money to get a company that is going to be successful off the ground.
This money should last them for around five months. At the end of the five months, the company should have something truly special.
If the company does have something special, they can then go and raise millions of dollars from a venture fund.
Most investment pitches need to follow the following principles. There needs to be a problem, a solution, and insight.
Many companies focus on what the solution is. But is there a problem?
You don’t want to come up with a solution in search of a problem.
It’s important that there is a problem, and your company sets out to solve it.
Small Company Success Rate
Just like other startups, many of the companies that raise $125,000 from the fund will fail.
That is just the reality of startup life.
A number of companies will go on to have some success. Others will become billion-dollar companies.
Y Combinator says that they have eighteen companies that are valued at over a billion dollars.
There is a demo day at Y Combinator. It happens twice a year. There are one thousand people that attend. It’s competitive to get invited.
In conclusion, if you want to learn more about Y Combinator, go to their website.
If you are interested in our business expansion into China and Asia, reach out to us. We are available to answer your investment questions.
Author: Alistair Vigier is the CEO of ClearWay Law