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What Are the Odds Your Tech Startup Is the Next Big Thing?

Y Combinator is a seed accelerator located in Silicon Valley. Notable companies that successfully went through their program: Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe. What Are the Odds Your Tech Startup Is The Next Big Thing? Performance of Y Combinator Startups (measured over a Period of 5 Years) 10,220 startups applied (1) 511 startups were accepted into the program 37 startups sold for/or have a valuation of $4OM+ SUCCESS "Don't worry about failure. You only have to be right once." Drew Houston, Co-founder Dropbox 99.6% of the companies applied companies accepted will eventually fail (2) 7% of the companies accepted will succeed 93% of the will eventually fail (2) Assuming your tech startup wouldn't be accepted into the program, your odds of becoming a $40M success are 0.4%. And your odds are still much better than winning the lottery: 1 in 13,983,816 (3) A Infographic. ) LINK ATTRIBUTION REQUIRED Source: Assumptions: (1) 5% acceptance rate (2) "Failure" defined as not reaching the $40m benchmark (3) Picking the right six numbers from 49

What Are the Odds Your Tech Startup Is the Next Big Thing?

shared by EFraser on Apr 10
How likely is it that your startup will be the next Dropbox or Airbnb? Take a look at the stats, the results are surprising.


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