I remember the cries of ‘bubble’ back in 2010 and 2011 when I last attended Y Combinator demo days. It was not.
Flash forward to the last couple of days and 166 companies presented at the YC Demo Day.
That is staggering in the sheer amount.
We did not attend this year either, but we did make our first ever lead investment in a company from this batch.
Maybe it’s a top.
Maybe it means nothing (my opinion).
At 166 companies presenting I am just in awe of the ambition of the founders from around the globe and the scope of the event.
Just skimming the companies in the list I can get a feel of a few trends that seem hot and are emerging. This year I am seeing a lot of global fintech, AI and even biotech companies.
Here is a list of the top 100 YC companies (market cap) of all time. Impressive to say the least.