Today is Y Combinator’s 25th Demo Day.

With 124 companies presenting over the next two days, this is the largest Demo Day in YC’s 12.5 year history.

We wanted to share some stats about YC and about the batch. For the more visually inclined, see the graphic below created by YC alum SketchDeck (YC W14).

YC STATS

  • YC has funded 1,430 companies since 2005, and almost 3,500 founders.
  • The total market cap of all YC companies is over $85B.
  • 10 YC alum are valued at over $1B and 64 YC alum are valued at over $100M.
  • YC alum have raised over $13B in total.

YC S17

  • Total Companies Presenting at YC S17 Demo Day: 124
  • Total YC S17 Founders: 294

  • YC S17 CATEGORIES
    B2B/Enterprise: 26
    Consumer: 25
    Hardware: 22
    Marketplace: 15
    Fintech: 11
    Biotech: 10
    Dev Tools: 6
    EdTech: 5
    Government: 4

  • COUNTRIES REPRESENTED IN YC S17 – 28% of the companies in the batch come from outside the US
    Austria
    Brazil
    Canada
    Colombia
    Denmark
    France
    India
    Indonesia
    Israel
    Malaysia
    Mexico
    Netherlands
    New Zealand
    Nigeria
    Russia
    South Africa
    UK
    USA

  • UNIVERSITIES REPRESENTED
    Founders from 72 universities are represented in YC S17.
    Founders from 190 universities applied to YC S17.

  • AVERAGE AGE
    Avg age of S17 founders: 29.5
    Avg age of S17 applicants: 30.81

  • UNDERREPRESENTED FOUNDERS
    S17 Female founders: 35 (12% of all S17 founders)
    S17 Applicants who were female: 14%
    S17 Companies with a female founder: 27 (21% of the batch)
    S17 Applications with a female founder: 22%

    S17 Black founders: 14 (4.76% of S17 founders)
    S17 Companies with a Black/Af-Am founder: 8 (6.25% of the batch)

    S17 Hispanic/Latinx founders: 13 (4.42% of S17 founders)
    S17 Companies with a Hispanic/Latinx founder: 7 (5.47% of the batch)

    (We haven’t asked for race/ethnicity on our applications, which is why you don’t see application percentages for Black/Latinx founders.)

Applications for the Winter 2018 batch are open. If you know someone who should apply, recommend them here.

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