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The 2017 batch was selected based on their work in the field, their potential to drive positive social impact, and their fit with Y Combinator’s mission. The following companies were selected:

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A small batch manufacturing business meant to help customers get their hands on the newest, shiniest (and most expensive) gadgets the minute they’re released.

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Pitchbook, a media company that covers the venture industry, has released a list of the top Y Combinator companies to watch. It includes several companies from the summer batch, including the following:

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A startup that makes a kit for making kombucha at home You can buy a kit with all the supplies you need to make kombucha plus a starter batch of the brew

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A startup that helps businesses manage their risk and compliance exposure with regulatory reporting. The company is currently in “batch”, with plans to launch on March 1, but has already signed up 10 clients.

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In January 2018, Y Combinator announced that it was accepting applications for the 2018 batch. The 2018 batch is smaller than the 2017 batch, with only 25 companies accepted.

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A startup that lets you order a batch of custom-made grilled cheese or pizza from 24 different restaurants, and have them delivered to your door. The startup is still in the R&D phase, but hopes to launch the service early next year.

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A marketing agency for companies that want to engage with their customers in new ways. The startup is currently in Y Combinator’s Summer 2019 batch.

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Y Combinator’s newest batch of companies has expanded the YC Network to over 200 companies, including 50 who’ve raised a combined $325 million in capital.

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A music production platform for bedroom musicians. The startup is currently in YC’s Winter ’18 batch.

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A platform for companies to facilitate “experiential learning” programs. They’re currently working with three startups, including one in the YC batch.

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Byju's helps students set up learning programs and track their progress. The startup has been around for a while, but the recent YC batch saw a big spike in students signing up. Byju's has a $5 monthly subscription.

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The following companies were selected as semi-finalists in the 2014 Y Combinator Winter batch:

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This startup started in the Y Combinator summer 2017 batch and has a goal of “empowering people around the world to express their identities, express their gender, and be accepted for who they are.”

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This is an app that helps people practice the piano through video lessons and games. The company is part of the Y Combinator Winter 2016 batch.

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The following startups are no longer in YC but will be returning for the 11th batch in June:

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The batch featured Y Combinator alumni and exits.

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The Y Combinator Summer 2019 batch had 56 companies, down 8 from the previous batch. This batch was the first to feature more only-female teams than male teams.

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The following startups have been accepted to the 10th batch:

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Wrapping up our list of the best startups in Y Combinator’s class of 2020, we've selected 5 startups from the batch that had the best business ideas and the best execution. (If you're curious, we'd recommend checking out the list of the top Y Combinator startups of 2019 here .)

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In the past year, the startup has built an in-house production facility and is rolling out a new production line that will allow it to produce larger batches with less waste and lower costs.

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The startup has developed a way to bring the flexibility, speed, and cost-efficiency of digital printing to the printing industry. The company is building a digital printing platform for professional print jobs, with the goal of replacing traditional printing services. They’re currently in the YC Winter 2019 batch.

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The following is a list of companies in the batch who have been accepted into Y Combinator’s Summer 2019 class.

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Time has released a list of the top Y Combinator companies to watch, including five from the summer batch and seven from the winter batch.

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A millennial-focused startup that wants to create a locally-sourced and craft beer-friendly alternative to “traditional” craft beers. LocalBev will work directly with a brewer to create a unique beer style, with each batch brewed on an on-site system.

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"These were the most popular ideas from the 9th batch."

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One of the two startups in the Finalist batch to make the Demo Day pitch, Haptik is another VR system that allows you to create VR-based simulations of the real world. Haptik is targeting the market for VR training simulations, which is an idea that’s already working for real estate agents and other companies.

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“From the outside, our team is probably the most diverse in the YC batch [of the past five years],” says cofounder Raman Harsh, an MIT alum. “There are no limits on race, ethnicity, religion, or gender.”

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A group of app makers, including a former YC batch, started a startup to enable broadcasters to promote their content through Snapchat.

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A company that helps businesses track employees and their movements. Founded in 2009, the startup claims to have raised $9.1 million in venture capital and made it to the finals of Y Combinator's winter 2017 batch.

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A startup that brings the best talent from the world's best schools to teach you how to be a better coder. The startup is an elite teachers program that has sold out its next batch of spots to students from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, and Israel.

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In September 2014, Y Combinator announced a second batch of companies it funded, including the following:

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A small-batch hydroponic tomato farm with a $5,000 retail price. The startup wants to deliver fresh tomatoes for $4 per pound, and is currently shipping 3,000 units per week to its first five clients.

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The startups pitched in the final batch of the accelerator program in February 2018.

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