Resources for Investors

Since 2005, Y Combinator has funded over 3,000 companies and worked with over 6,000 founders. Every 6 months over 10,000 companies apply to participate in our accelerator and we typically have a 1.5% - 2% acceptance rate.

We now have more than 110 companies valued over $100M and more than 25 companies valued over $1B.

To see a complete directory of YC companies please visit the YC Startup Directory.

To see a list of our most valuable companies please visit the YC Top Companies List.

Demo Day

Every year in April and September YC hosts an Online Demo Day where each batch of companies present to investors around the world. The event is invitation only, if you are interested in learning more, click here.

If you are interested in using YC's standard fundraising documents (the SAFE), you can download templates.

If you are interested in investing in a YC company, we encourage you to read the Handshake Protocol. This is a standard protocol for handshake deals with YC companies.

If you are interested in becoming an angel investor we recommend checking out our library resources on investing.