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Company Overview of Y Combinator

Company Overview

Y Combinator is an accelerator specializing in seed funding for early stage startups. The firm primarily invests in technology companies with a focus on web and mobile applications. It prefers to invest in companies based in the United States. The firm prefers to invest $0.12 million. It seeks a stake of seven percent in its portfolio companies. It seeks to fund startups in batches which is twice a year. It runs two three-month funding cycles a year, one from January through March and one from June through August. It does not seek board seats, rights to participate in future rounds, or vetoes over strategic decisions. Y Combinator was founded in 2005 and is based in Mountain View, California...

335 Pioneer Way

Mountain View, CA 94041

United States

Founded in 2005

Key Executives for Y Combinator

Age: 31
Co-Founder and Partner
Partner and Chief Financial Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Y Combinator Key Developments

Reddit Reportedly Seeks Investors; Andreessen Horowitz And Sequoia potential Buyers

Advance Publications, Inc.’s portfolio, Reddit, Inc. is planning to raise funds. Sources said that the company has reached a preliminary agreement to sell less than 10% of the stake for more than $50 million. That could give the company a valuation of upward of $500 million. According to the news report, potential investors may be Andreessen Horowitz LLC and Sequoia Capital. Some individuals associated with Y Combinator may also be among potential suitors. Sources stated that Advance Publications may continue to hold 50% stake in Reddit. The repot mentioned that Reddit; Y Combinator; Founder, Alexis Ohanian and Advance executives declined to comment.

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