Everything You Need to Know About YC Demo Day Winter 2022 Part 2 – TechCrunch

Day two of Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 Demo Day is now behind us, and the TechCrunch team is recovering from watching hundreds of pitches in quick succession. Every Accelerator demo day is a marathon, but the American conglomerate has partnered with more startups over time, turning its pitch sessions into a veritable flood of new companies and founders.

Remember that almost 400 companies from a total cohort of 414 were showcased at the YC Demo Day. So TechCrunch approached the group from different perspectives. What follows is our aggregated coverage of the day so you can dive into the areas that matter most to you.

Yesterday we looked at startups in batch originating in Africa that are fintech, crypto focused and competing with each other and we also traced a list of favorites. Today we’re taking a look at AI startups, open source-focused companies, and, yes, other favorites.

Remember that this year Y Combinator changed its standard contract, adding more capital to each company it funds. This means that the startups in their youngest cohort are as well funded as they probably have ever been. And we’re seeing some signals that investors are paying more for shares in the current YC Demo Day batch than in previous years. It’s a good time to start building an emerging technology company. Let’s find out more about what’s under construction!

TechCrunch’s YC Demo Day Favorites, Part 2

The second day is in the books! TechCrunch again spent much of the day watching a parade of startups in attendance as part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 cohort, Demo Day Second part. Yes, that’s a sip. But we learned quite a lot. Reporters Alex Wilhelm, Christine Hall, Mary Ann Azevedo and Devin Coldewey share their favorite startups from day two of YC Demo Day.

Here are TC’s most popular YC Demo Day startups, part 2.

AI startups from YC Demo Day Winter 2022

Dozens of startups in Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 cohort are doing what could be called AI. Although the term has lost much of its meaning, it is still an important part of the tech landscape, and both its use and enablement are fertile ground for new ventures.

Here are 14 notable AI startups from the recent YC Demo Day batch.

Open Source Company from YC Demo Day Winter 2022

The open source founders of Y Combinator Winter 2022 have some interesting ideas up their sleeve. And since it’s open source, let some of these companies share the fun of collaborating, too.

Here are all of the open source-related companies presenting at Demo Day in the Winter 2022 cohort.

Nigeria leads the way in participating in YC Demo Day in Africa

TechCrunch covered more African startups in the last year than at any time in our history, and that’s no coincidence. Many of these African companies are of Nigerian origin which is the most active venture capital scene in Africa in 2021. The country’s rise has been strong enough – it makes sense that Nigeria would attract the most African representatives in any Y Combinator batch.

Read more about why Nigeria leads this YC Demo Day batch.

The best logos of the YC Demo Day Winter 2022

Over 400 companies presented themselves at the YC Demo Day Winter 2022; that’s over 400 logos. Senior Editor Devin Coldewey went through the entire list to highlight some of the best logos in the Winter 2022 batch. There are many solid ones, a few clunkers and a handful Yes, really nice.

In no particular order, here is a list of some of the best logos at YC Demo Day for your enjoyment and edification.

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