YC Demo Day

The best logos of YC’s Winter ’22 cohort

Hundreds of companies presented at Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 Demo Day event, and I looked at pretty much all their logos. There’s a lot of solid ones, a few clunkers and a handful of real

Selected AI startups from YC’s Winter ’22 batch

Dozens of startups in Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 cohort do something that could be described as artificial intelligence. Though the term has lost much of its meaning, it’s still an importa

Is YC turning into a kind of fight club?

Since inception, Y Combinator has invested in thousands of startups, and more recently, even hundreds within a single batch. Given the accelerator’s growth, competitive tensions feel nearly inevitab

2 reasons why demo days are dead

In an investment landscape that has changed drastically over recent years, demo days are an outdated tradition.

This YC Summer batch features the largest group of African startups yet

African startups also increased from 10 in the winter batch to 15 this time around, a record for African startups in a single YC cohort.

Our 12 favorite startups from Y Combinator’s S20 Demo Day: Part 2

Figma for filmmakers, TikTok for English learners and a cryptocurrency twist that actually makes sense? After 197 pitches, Y Combinator’s Demo Day for its Summer 2020 cohort has concluded. While the

Our 11 favorite companies from Y Combinator’s S20 Demo Day: Part 1

Startup incubator and investment group Y Combinator today held the first of two demo days for founders in its Summer 2020 batch. So far, this cohort contains the usual mix of bold, impressive and, at

Watch YC CEO Michael Seibel chat startups, prices and tech’s center of gravity

YC's Michael Seibel joins us on a special episode of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast. Given that we had Seibel to chat with at YC Demo Day, we decided to drop the regular format

YC is doubling down on these investment theses in its most recent batch

Changes at YC, trends in the startup universe and a breakdown of the accelerator's latest batch.

Our 12 favorite startups from Y Combinator’s S19 Demo Day 2

After two days of founders tirelessly pitching, we’ve reached the end of YC’s Summer 2019 Demo Days. TechCrunch witnessed more than 160 on-the-record startup pitches coming out of Y Combin

The 11 best startups from Y Combinator’s S19 Demo Day 1

tY Combinator, the genesis for many of the companies that have shaped Silicon Valley including Airbnb, PagerDuty and Stripe, has minted another 200 some graduates. Half of those companies made their p

The Mednet launches its ‘Quora for cancer,’ an online medical knowledge base

A New York City startup called The Mednet today launched a platform that gives physicians a knowledge-sharing tool that’s as easy to use as Quora, but provides them with expert answers about the lat

Vinsight gives grape and almond growers a high-tech crystal ball

Farmers know how hard it is to predict yield accurately. High-value crops like grapes or almonds prove particularly challenging. Farmers expect, and settle for, twenty to forty percent uncertainty wit

Y Combinator’s quest for diversity

Entrepreneurs, investors, press and other tech enthusiasts are flocking to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View later today to take part in yet another Y Combinator Demo Day. Diversity hasn&#8

YC Demo Day Session 3: UPower, Edyn, Craft Coffee, Immunity Project, And More

The crowd of founders, investors, and press has finished eating lunch here at Y Combinator’s Summer 2014 Demo Day (quinoa, salad, some kind of beef stew thing, soda, and beer, FYI) and we’

YC Demo Day Session 2: Helion, BitAccess, uBiome, Fixed, And More

Y Combinator’s Summer 2014 Demo Day is in full swing here at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The room is packed with investors and press, the coffee is flowing, people

YC Demo Day Session 1: Gingko Bioworks, Bikanta, Checkr, WalkSource, ClearTax, And More

We're at the the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., to see the startups in the Y Combinator Summer 2014 class pitch their wares to investors and the press. There will be four sessions i

Y Combinator Winter 2014, Batch 1: Meet CareMessage, Boostable, BatteryOS, And More

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/y-combinator/">Y Combinator</a> is kicking off its 19th (!!!!) demo day today at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, and the TechCrunch crew is on th

A Leaner, Stronger, More Modest Y Combinator

"This is way better." That was the prevailing sentiment at today's Y Combinator Demo Day where 47 fresh startups strutted their stuff for investors. Compared to the 65 demos a year ago and tedious 75

TechCrunch’s Picks: The Top 7 Startups From Y Combinator’s W13 Demo Day

Y Combinator was tougher to get into than ever this season, and the quality showed on stage. 33 startups presented on the record at the incubator's Winter 2013 Demo Day today. Picking the most promisi
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