Ask PG: YC Founders over 30 yrs old
46 points by dannyr 7 hours ago | 33 comments
I’m curious to know how many YC companies with founders over 30 yrs old have been funded.
We hear so much about founders right out of college. I also wonder how much of a factor is age in selecting companies.
40 points by pg 7 hours ago | link
There are quite a lot of founders over 30. I don’t know exactly how many because we don’t keep track of ages. The sharp falloff is around 35, but we’ve had a handful of founders over 40. None over 50 though.
I’m about to turn 49, and I plan to apply to Y Combinator early next year. Though our chances are slim, I think it’d be fun to skew their age distribution a little.