Mikey Tom March 25, 2016
Although accelerators can be a hot topic these days, with question as to how much value they really provide, there are a handful of programs that seem to consistently pump out quality companies. One leader of the pack is Y Combinator, which counts companies such as Dropbox and Airbnb among its succesful alumni—it also made its first $1 billion exit this month when General Motors (NYSE: GM) purchased Cruise Automation.
One of the perks of graduating through an accelerator program is gaining access to its network of professionals and firms. In light of Y Combinator's Winter 2016 Demo Day happening this week, we've decided to take a look at which VC investors tend to work with YC the most, utilizing the PitchBook Platform's Co-Investor feature. Since the beginning of 2010, 363 VC firms have invested alongside YC in 364 deals across 326 different companies.
1. SV Angel (89)
2. Start Fund (82)
3. FundersClub (47)
4. Andreessen Horowitz (46)
5. Data Collective (22)
There's a lot more data included in Y Combinator's PitchBook Profile, including co-investor activity by year and a breakdown of the industries in which these deals are happening. PitchBook Platform subscribers can dig deeper into the data here.
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