Y-Combinator Alternatives

    Y-Combinator is described as 'Y Combinator (the company behind Hacker News) provides seed funding for startups. Seed funding is the earliest stage of venture funding. It pays your expenses while you’re getting started'. There are seven alternatives to Y-Combinator, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including iPhone, Windows S, SaaS and Android. The best alternative is AngelList, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to Y-Combinator are Halo List (Free, Open Source), FrontFundr (Free), EquityZen (Paid) and Onevest (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 18, 2021

    1. Access top deals through investor-led syndicates.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Get the latest cleantech and impact-related companies, jobs, markets, trends and ideas to your inbox. We cover cleantech, battery storage, vertical farming, the blockchain, urban mobility and much more.


    2. FrontFundr is a registered financial services firm that combines advanced compliance technology and digital media, under existing investment legislation, to give both new and seasoned investors ready access to stringently screened, market ready businesses—prepared and guided...
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Onevest is one of the leading startup investing marketplaces with the largest ecosystem of entrepreneurs. As of now, Onevest has over 60,000 entrepreneurs and 15,000 investors registered.


      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      EquityOwl allows startups and entrepreneurs to trade equity for services and talent. This free platform allows startups to 'hire' talented professionals (even without funding). This allows bootstrapped startups to focus on growth instead of paying salaries.
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows RT
      Introducing PitchBook Mobile. It’s the same great data, technology and service from the PitchBook Platform, now on your mobile device.
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