YC Stats - Winter 2015

by Kat Mañalac3/17/2015

Here is what YC looks like in Winter 2015
Number of startups in the W15 batch: 114

Number of companies funded by YC overall: 842

Total market cap of all YC companies: Over $30B

Total money raised by YC companies: Over $3B

Number of YC companies worth more than $1B: 4

Number of YC companies worth more than $100 million: 32 [1]

Countries represented in the W15 batch
Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, India, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, Singapore, Thailand , Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA [2]

W15 Demographics
Companies with a female founder: 25 (21.93%)

Companies with a Black founder: 9 (7.89%)

Companies with a Hispanic founder: 6 (5.26%)

Founder Age:
> Average: 30.27
> Median: 29
> Oldest: 66
> Youngest: 20

W15 Company Categories
B2B: 20 (17.54%)

Consumer: 20 (17.54%)

Biomedical: 18 (15.78%) 

Marketplace: 14 (12.28%) 

Enterprise: 13 (11.40%) 

Developer Tools: 10 (8.77%) 

Fintech: 9 (7.89%) 

Hardware: 7 (6.14%)

Non-profit: 3 (2.63%) 

Aerospace: 1 (.88%)

[1] Including companies that have been acquired 

[2] This list is based on answers to the application question “Where do you live now?” and not on founder nationality.

Thanks to Sketch Deck for help with the graphic. 


  • Kat Mañalac

    Kat is the Managing Outreach Officer at YC. She was Chief of Staff to Alexis Ohanian, cofounder of reddit, before joining YC as its Director of Outreach. Prior to that, Kat was at WIRED Magazine.