by Kat Mañalac8/21/2017
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).
Total YC S17 Founders: 294
YC S17 CATEGORIES
Dev Tools: 6
COUNTRIES REPRESENTED IN YC S17 – 28% of the companies in the batch come from outside the US
Founders from 72 universities are represented in YC S17.
Founders from 190 universities applied to YC S17.
Avg age of S17 founders: 29.5
Avg age of S17 applicants: 30.81
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.)
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.