by Y Combinator2/28/2022
We’re excited to share the 2022 YC Top Companies. In addition to the list of top companies, we also launched the YC Breakthrough Companies list to highlight the fast-growing companies that have received between $15M-$300M from YC.
Both lists include private, public and exited companies valued at $150M or more and are sorted by valuation or market cap as of February 2022.
Here are some stats about this year’s list:
You can read more about some of the featured companies here.
One thing to note is that this is not an exhaustive list of YC’s top companies. We allowed founders to opt out of being listed for any reason. Here's the full list of YC companies.
Congratulations to all of the fantastic companies highlighted here. We’re delighted to be part of their stories and hope these lists help potential employees, customers and investors identify companies they’d like to work with as well.
Why do we use valuation? We have always said that valuation is not the best way to measure a company’s value, and we consistently warn our companies not to over-optimize their fundraising for a high valuation. That said, it’s the most commonly available metric to compare companies in the startup world. Other metrics, like revenue, are often kept private. We have a number of impressive companies who would appear on the list or rank even higher if we counted other metrics (revenue, revenue/employee, etc). ↩︎