First, some housekeeping: Thanks to our new corporate parents, TechCrunch has the day off tomorrow, so consider this the last chapter of The Exchange for this week. (The newsletter will go out Saturday as always.) Also, Alex is off next week. Anna is taking on next week’s newsletter and may have a column or two on deck as well.
But before we slow down for a few days, let’s chat about the most recent Y Combinator Demo Day in thematic detail.
If you caught the last few Equity episodes, some of this will be familiar, but we wanted to put a flag in the ground for later reference as we cover startups for the rest of the year.
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What follows is a roundup of trends among Y Combinator startups and how they squared with our expectations.
In a group of nearly 400 startups, you might think it’d be hard to find a category that felt overrepresented, but we’ve managed.
To start, we were surprised by the sheer number of startups in the cohort that were pursuing software models that incorporated no-code and low-code techniques. We expected some, surely, but not the nearly (Read more...)