Xobni has been acquired by Yahoo! The company, from YC S06, made the announcement today on the Xobni company blog. Xobni “makes your inbox and address book smarter by making it easy to search and discover all your contacts.” It provides “a full view of each contact, complete with their photo, job title, company details, and email […]
If your startup idea is so great, then why would you sell 7% of your startup for $20,000 dollars and some advice? You probably wouldn’t. Y Combinator has obviously thought of this question. That’s why their first advice after investing is to avoid anyone else’s “lowball offers”. That advice seems to be working so far: Valuations […]
Greater wealth is created simply by not giving up so easy. That’s the conclusion of the data below for the 23 YC funded startups with known exit amounts. This post is a follow-up to Longevity of YC Startups From Funding Through Acquisition.
Sixty-one known companies funded by Y Combinator have exited through acquisition. That’s 11% of the 564 total companies. In my previous post, I stated the average lifespan of startups that get acquired is typically between 18 months to 24 months. Below is a complete list of the name and age of all 61 YC companies […]
37 YC Funded Companies Valued Over $40m is a post I wrote about a month ago. Six of the 37 companies valued over $40 million dollars were exits. I omitted any guess as to the remaining 31 companies. Since writing that, I’ve noted exits of seven additional companies. I’ve also done some quick research as to […]