What is Investor Day?
Investor Day is an event designed to facilitate meetings between investors and founders. At Investor Day, you can meet with up to 15 companies in a single day. YC takes care of matching up mutually interested investors and companies and scheduling the meetings.
How does it work?
As an investor, you'll "like" the companies you're interested in meeting with. You'll then rank those companies in order of preference.
The YC founders will then rank the investors that liked them in order of who they want to meet with.
YC's software will then use both sets of preferences to create a schedule for a day of meetings.
Is Investor Day designed to replace meetings investors and founders set up directly?
No, it is just designed to give a headstart. After Investor Day, you should set up meetings as you would normally.
What is the schedule for the day?
There will be fifteen 20-minute meeting slots running from 10AM to 6PM, with lunch and breaks in between. Most investors will have fewer than fifteen meetings.
Am I expected to decide on investing after only a 20 minute meeting?
That's entirely up to you and the founders. We expect that many investors will want to spend more time with founders before deciding, particularly ones making larger investments.
Multiple partners from my firm are attending Demo Day. Do we need to coordinate meeting requests?
It depends how you want to handle your meetings.
1) If you want to follow a "divide and conquer" approach where each partner meets with companies separately, then no coordination is necessary. If two partners at the same firm request meetings with the same company, the software will pick one person to take the meeting.
2) If you want to attend all your meetings together (a "single track" approach), then you will need to coordinate. In this case, only one partner should RSVP as "attending" Investor Day. That partner will receive the schedule, and your firm's other invitation holders can attend the meetings together. The partners who RSVP'd "no" to Investor Day can register at the door.
Can I bring another member of my firm to Investor Day?
No, your invitation to Investor Day does not include a +1. Just like Demo Day, your invitation to Investor Day is for you and you only. It is not transferrable and it cannot be used for multiple people.
How long do I have to rank companies?
You'll have until 8PM on Tuesday to like and rank the companies.
When will I know my schedule?
Investor Day schedules will be sent out late on Tuesday night. We will also email you at that time if you are not scheduled for any meetings.
I liked a company but didn't get a meeting with them. What should I do?
You're welcome to reach out to them directly to set up another time to meet.
I can't make it to Investor Day after all. What should I do?
If you decide you can't make it to Investor Day, please cancel your spot before 8PM on Tuesday when we create the schedules. You can do this on the "likes" tab.
If it's after 8PM on Tuesday and you have to cancel, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I need help with something. Who should I contact?
Please email email@example.com