YC Entrepreneurs Rewarded With a Yawn

My site was having hosting issues this morning but I really wanted to get this “morning after” post out, reflecting on the reactions to Y Combinator Demo Day yesterday among friends, investors and the press. You can read the full article on my Distribution Hacks blog “YC Demo Day, the Morning After”.


Apparently, this year it’s particularly in vogue to express a certain ennui about the batch of Y Combinator startups that presented at Demo Day.

As I checked in with investors and friends who attended the event, the overwhelming response was that there were tons of solid companies but nothing “amazing” or “10x”.

Even the tech press can’t seem to get behind one single company…

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