by Y Combinator9/20/2019
At our 29th Demo Day, 175 companies presented over two days. You can read more about the companies on TechCrunch (day one and day two coverage of S19 Demo Day), Forbes, and Crunchbase.
Below are stats about the S19 batch.
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Total companies that presented at YC S19 Demo Day: 175
YC S19 CATEGORIES:
Aerospace – 1%
Agriculture – 1%
B2B Software and Services – 36%
Consumer Goods and Services – 16%
Consumer Media – 7%
Education – 2%
Energy and Environment – 2%
Fintech – 13%
Government – 1%
Healthcare – 14%
Industrial – 2%
Real Estate and Construction – 5%
COUNTRIES REPRESENTED IN S19 (38% of the S19 companies were based outside the U.S. before YC, 27 countries are represented):
28% of S19 companies have a female founder; 16% of S19 founders are female
5% of S19 companies have a Black founder; 2% of S19 founders are black
11% of S19 companies have a Latinx founder; 12% of S19 founders are Latinx
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