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10 Y Combinator Startups Worth Over $32 Billion

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Instacart’s $210 million Series C round capped off an impressive 2014 for Y Combinator backed companies. How impressive? With huge valuation step-ups by alums includingZenefits, Docker and Mixpanel, and exits by the likes of Twitch Interactive to Amazon, Y Combinator’s top 10 grads have accrued $32 billion in aggregate value to date, according to CB Insights data. This includes both financing valuations for still private companies and exits where the company’s valuation, real or rumored, was disclosed.

Together, these 10 companies raised over $1.5 billion in financing in 2014. The three largest financings by the 10 YC alums went to Airbnb’s $475 million Series D round close, Dropbox $350M Series C round and Instacart’s aforementioned funding. Stripe’s 2014 funding rounds, which totaled $150M also were a major contributor to YC’s killer 2014.

Many of these companies are on the 2015 Tech IPO Pipeline. Notably, Sequoia Capital is a pre-Series B investor in all of the currently private billion-dollar Y Combinator alumni as well as mobile analytics firm Mixpanel, which recently notched a $865M valuation. Even more impressive, Sequoia is an investor in 8 of the 10 companies below, highlighting Sequoia’s ability to get in to tech’s most valuable companies.

It’s worth mentioning that although Quora has a reported valuation of $900M and participated in YC in 2014, it was not included given its prior financing history to YC. See the list of companies by disclosed valuation, batch and VC investors below.

Top 10 Y Combinator Startup Alumni By Disclosed Financing or Exit Valuation
Rank Company Valuation ($MM) Batch Early VC Investors
1 Airbnb 13,000 W09 Sequoia Capital, Y Ventures, Greylock Partners
2 Dropbox 10,000 S07 Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners
3 Stripe 3500 S10 Sequoia Capital, SV Angel, Andreessen Horowitz, Lowercase Capital, General Catalyst Partners
4 Instacart 2000 S12 Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, Canaan Partners
5 Twitch Interactive (exited) 970 S07 Felicis Ventures, Alsop-Louie Partners, Draper Associates
6 Mixpanel 865 S09 Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz
7 Zenefits 500 W13 Andreessen Horowitz, Venrock, Maverick Capital
8 reddit 500 S05 Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz
9 Weebly 455 W07 Baseline Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Floodgate, Sequoia Capital
10 Docker 400 S10 Trinity Ventures, SV Angel, Lowercase Capital, Benchmark

Source: CBInsights

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