There are now 18 YC companies valued over $1B. Together, the YC companies have raised over $25B from investors. There are several ways to gain access to YC companies as an investor.
Demo Day is our flagship event where the companies in each batch present to a carefully selected, invite only audience. Each batch of YC companies raises about $250M of seed capital in the weeks following Demo Day.
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. We run two Demo Days per year, in March and August.
If you’re unable to make it to our Demo Day in person in Silicon Valley, we also provide website access to invited investors.
Demo Day is a roughly 1,000 person event and is always oversubscribed, so it is by invitation only. You can learn more and apply to attend (or view online)
Series A program
In 2018, YC companies raised over $964mm across 97 Series As. Near as we can tell, that’s the highest number in any portfolio anywhere in venture investing. We expect that number to go up each year as we fund more companies.
To help more Series A investors get access to this dealflow, we created the Series A program. Several times a year, we share companies that are raising Series A’s with a select set of invited investors. We do this through an invite only, online portal, the Series A Investor Portal.
If you are a partner at a fund that leads Series A rounds, you can apply to be part of the program here.
Top investors in YC companies
We’d like to recognize the top 10 investors in YC companies. This is based on the number of the top 100 YC companies in their portfolio.
Top seed investors
Sound Ventures / Grade A investments
Top venture investors