So YCombinator put out a listing of its largest success tales not by valuations (as they’ve achieved prior to now) — however by revenues.
It’s 2023. It’s not a valuation sport anymore. It’s about placing actual factors up on the board, and after that, actual earnings.
So when sliced by income, what can we be taught?
That fifty% of the highest YC corporations of all time by income are B2B/SaaS:
Sure, B2C corporations nonetheless usually get extra consideration. However revenues? 50% of YC’s prime corporations by revenues are B2B, vs. 22% which might be client.
- Algolia (the place I’m proud to have led the first U.S. seed round! A fantastic convo with CEO Benadette Nixon here)
- Amplitude (come right here CEO Spencer Skates converse at 2023 SaaStr Annual on Sep 6-8!)
- Brex (an awesome deep dive with CEO Henrique Dubugras here)
- Checkr (an awesome deep dive with CEO Daniel Yanisse right here)
- Deel (an awesome deep dive with their Co-founder and CRO Shuo Wang here)
- GitLab (an awesome deep dive with the CEO here)
- PagerDuty (an awesome deep dive with CEO Jennifer Tejada here)
- Rippling (an awesome deep dive CEO Parker Conrad here)
- Stripe (an awesome session with ex-COO Claire Hughes Johnson here)
- Weave (a deep dive on Weave post-IPO here)
- Webflow (an awesome deep dive with CEO Vlad Magdalin here)
- Zapier (an awesome deep dive with CEO Wade Foster here)
YC Prime Firms by Income:
*2022 collective income > $50B
*Collectively raised $40B
(20% lower than ‘22 collective income!)
*Collectively valued at $400B
(Lower than 8X of collective income)
Make one thing folks need. Maintain constructing & billing.
Ignore the noise. Go YC! https://t.co/vTuY5BuNeU
— Aarjav Trivedi (@aarjav) June 27, 2023