On Demo Day, the latest batch of Y Combinator-funded founders present their companies to a room full of specially selected investors and press. Summer 2022 Demo Day will be a two-day online-only event.
Demo Day is a private, invitation-only event and is always oversubscribed. You must have received an invitation and RSVP'd YES to attend.
There is no continuous “list” of investors who are always invited to Demo Day. Investors are invited based on their recent investment history with YC.
At the end of March and the end of August each year.
Demo Day for the Summer 2022 batch will be held via live stream on Wednesday, September 7th and Thursday, September 8th, 2022.
For the Summer 2022 batch, Demo Day will be held online.
For Summer 2022, the event is a two-day virtual only event. Each company presents for one minute, with breaks throughout the day. Our Demo Day website will provide you with access to the live stream, company information and the ability to connect with each company.
Invitations are based primarily on your investment history, with special weight to investments in YC companies. We will automatically invite investors who have invested regularly in YC companies. You can also apply to attend.
After analyzing its effectiveness, we will no longer be hosting Investor Day (as of the W19 batch).
We have limited seating available for the event and receive far more qualified applications than we have room for.
They will have to apply separately. They can apply here.
We will turn off applications when we reach capacity for the event. This is usually at least a week before Demo Day.
The invitation to Demo Day is for you and you only. It is not transferrable and it cannot be used for multiple people.
If you know someone who would like to attend, they can request an invitation in advance of the event.
If you have an invitation representing a firm and would like to transfer your invitation to another partner, please email us at email@example.com.
Transfers to other partners are generally fine, transfers to associates or other non-partner staff are not.
Demo Day takes place over two days. The founders present their companies to the audience, and each group of presentations is punctuated with breaks where you can meet and speak with the founders of the companies you're interested in.
**Update for 2020-21: Demo Day has been moved to an entirely online event.
We don't share information on the companies in advance of Demo Day. Each day's list is given out in the morning. However, you can check the YC Blog for posts on many of the companies presenting.