Y Combinator (YC) is one of the top accelerators in the world.
I am interested to find out the secret to build a successful world-class startup. The best way to do that is to analyze these YC alumni startups from an investor's perspective.
I look through
1317 YC startups over
6000+ minutes. Some of the questions that I have while looking at these startups are:
The 1317 YC startups are scrapped from Snappr, for batch S05 to W17. I noticed there are some missing startups. But I can live with that:wink:. I've updated the fundings using CrunchBase's data when I was looking through these startups.
I have created categories for the amount of money raised to classify the startups. The standard unit for this article will be million (USD).
30%of the YC startups reach Series A
3%, the startups need to raise over
There are in total 3 possible statuses: live, dead:skull_crossbones: or exited (acquired)
-(1317*0.12) + (0.07*4874.115) = $183million
203 x nco-founders, based on the average exit, with
30% equity = $7million
It is quite surprising to see that there are only
107 keywords used by
1317 startups. It will be lesser than
107 words if you remove meaningless words and verbs.
I listed the top 10 countries of YC startups. The remaining countries have too few YC startups.
5.6+million population, of which
3.9+million are citizens and pr
203 x nmillionaires that I mentioned earlier are wrong
I noticed these acquired startups do not show the funds they raised. I think there is a high probability that the amount raised is not high, but there might be outliers. Please do your own research.
['Hivy', 'Unwind Me', 'Eventjoy', 'Teleborder', 'RoverRide', 'Crohnology', 'Easel', 'Kippt', 'Knowmia', 'Statwing', 'VoiceGem', 'Carsabi', 'HackPad', 'Hipmob', 'Midnox', 'Pixelapse', 'Socialcam', 'Clutch.io', 'GlassMap', 'Leaky', 'Pagelever', 'Rentobo', 'Snapjoy', 'Stypi', 'TapEngage', 'Zigfu', 'Sendoid', 'TalkBin', 'FanVibe', 'Gantto', 'GazeHawk', 'PadMapper', 'Simperium', 'Cardpool', 'Crocodoc', 'Data Marketplace', 'Echodio', 'Lingt', 'reMail', 'FathomDB', 'Omnisio', 'Clickpass', 'Project Wedding', 'Snipshot', 'Memamp', 'Parakey', 'TextPayMe']
16%of these startups. These startups have average funding of
$15billion, it means that I am not interested in some of the biggest YC startups
From the statistics, you see that the probability of becoming rich by starting a company is low. However, extreme result requires extreme effort and risk.