• Y Combinator narrows current cohort size by 40%, citing downturn and funding environment

    15 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Y Combinator says it has intentionally shrunk the number of startups within its accelerator for the Summer 2022 batch. As first reported by The Information and independently verified by TechCrunch, Y Combinator's Summer 2022 cohort - currently in action - boasts nearly 250 companies, down 40% from the previous cohort, which landed at 414 companies.
    Y Combinator's head of communications, Lindsay Amos, confirmed the reduction over text-message, saying that the batch is still large “relative to the last five years of batches.”
    “The S22 batch is significantly smaller than our most recent...
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