by Michael Seibel3/29/2022
For the Winter 2022 batch, we received 17,000 applications from founders around the world and funded 414. Even more significant than the number of applications is the caliber of teams that applied. Today, these founders will present their companies to an invite-only audience of investors at Y Combinator’s 34th Demo Day.
When funding, we consider startups at any stage and in any field. Here’s what we saw in the W22 batch:
W22 companies are building in more than 80 sectors. There isn’t an industry being touched by software that we don’t fund. At a high level:
We strive to be a bridge for everyone – no matter who they are, where they live, or what demographic they belong to – to enter the startup world. We have a long track record of funding founders who historically would never be given a chance. Here are stats on the W22 batch:
Michael Seibel is a Group Partner and Managing Director, Early Stage at YC. He was the cofounder and CEO Justin.tv and Socialcam. Socialcam sold to Autodesk in 2012 and Justin.tv became Twitch.