Decoding The X Factor of Y Combinator

The Paystack Exit Sees Y Combinator Ditch Its ‘X’ Factor In Africa

By  |  October 20, 2020

It might be a tad academic but there’s a bit of confusion around when the world-renowned startup accelerator known as Y Combinator (YC) began to look in the direction of tech startups in Africa.

As WeeTracker gathered from Michael Seibel, a partner at YC and the CEO of the startup accelerator, “YC only started investing in African companies five years ago.”

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