Rebel leverages data science and Silicon Valley’s most accomplished founders to invest in a diversified portfolio of top Y Combinator startups
Investors, Partners, & Founders
We build long-term relationships based upon our core values of trust, transparency, and mutual respect. We choose our LPs, partners, and portfolio companies selectively and then support each other for life.
Making the Art of Venture Investing a Science
We use a proprietary machine-learning algorithm developed by an MIT data scientist to screen startups based on exit probability and expected ROI.
To Silicon Valley & Beyond
Rebel Fund is built from the ground up to leverage the expertise of top Y Combinator alumni to identify, access and support the world's most exciting technology startups.
Building a Diverse Portfolio of Talented Founders
The vast majority of founding teams Rebel Fund supports have a least one diversity factor, such as a female, black, latinx, or international co-founder.
A team of top Y Combinator alumni who have co-founded companies now valued over $85B in aggregate and support Rebel’s due diligence, investment decisions, and portfolio support part-time while running their respective companies.
Non-YC biotech partner
We're experienced top-decile fund managers and successful serial entrepreneurs bringing decades of real-world technology startup operating and investing experience to support our portfolio CEOs. We've built startups backed by the world's top venture capital funds and have created millions of dollars in value for our investors and partners.
Rebel has made 80 investments to date across a wide variety of technology verticals
Enables any healthcare organization to send health professionals in-home to administer basic services like blood draws and injections
We are building crypto wallet for the next billion users without the necessity to be a crypto geek to use the product
We are a daily needs platform that guarantees 15 minutes deliveries using a network of dark stores
We make it easy for developers to deploy scalable, secure applications without any devops
Gridware makes hardware devices that help utilities identify when and where power lines will cause wildfires
We support manufacturing, client service, and retail companies to recruit their slow-skilled talents at scale in no time
Building underwater robotics vehicles which collect battery metals from the seabed without harming the environment
International infrastructure built from scratch, starting with corporate cards for startups in Mexico, Canada and UK
A bank account and credit card for Canadian SMBs
Sells homes directly to buyers -- they can tour any time and buy online with peace of mind
We are an enterprise software that helps companies track and reduce their carbon emissions, focusing in Asia
Digital bank for teenagers in LatAm, where they can spend and receive money through a prepaid card
Building a sales engagement platform that helps businesses create the fastest conversion experience for any internet lead
On the rapid internationalization of Y Combinator startups
In my last post On Y Combinator batch quality at scale we looked at the dramatic increase in the number of YC startups over the years and how batch quality has held up. Anyone who has been to YC demo.... read more
On $600B of Y Combinator Startup Success
Last year I published a popular blog post On $300B of Y Combinator Startup Success that analyzed YC’s Top Companies list that year, which included 137 portfolio startups with a combined valuation of over... read more
On the $500k Y Combinator standard deal
The big news today in the Y Combinator ecosystem is that YC announced a new “standard deal” of $500k for each new startup. This will be structured as a $125k check for 7% equity + $375k check on an uncapped… read more
On Y Combinator batch quality at scale
Since Rebel Fund invests exclusively in Y Combinator startups (with 80 YC startup investments to date) I’m often asked by other investors what I think about YC’s quickly growing batch sizes. Since I’ve been at every YC Demo Day since my own.... read more
On portfolio strategy and unicorn catching
In my previous post On $600B of Y Combinator Startup Success I discussed our analysis of the 271 companies on Y Combinator’s latest Top Companies list, which now total over $600B in value. A recurring theme in our studies of YC startups is.... read more
On the Y Combinator Summer 2021 batch
At Rebel Fund, our job is to invest in the top 3–4% startups in each new Y Combinator (YC) batch. To accomplish this, we build what we believe to be the most comprehensive database that exists of YC startups — including over 60,000 data... read more
On the slow erosion of Silicon Valley’s dominance
When I moved to San Francisco in 2012, it was the place to start a venture-backed technology startup. Everyone knew that Silicon Valley attracted the best software developers, the best entrepreneurs, the best venture... read more
On Rebel Theorem
At Rebel Fund, one of our ‘unfair advantages’ when it comes to investing in seed-stage Y Combinator startups is a proprietary machine learning algorithm we developed called Rebel Theorem. Developed for Rebel by brilliant MIT-trained computer scientist Ajay Saini, this algorithm... read more
Early-Stage Venture Investing in a Time of Crisis
Hosted by Rebel Fund
You'll learn how some of Silicon Valley’s top early-stage VC’s view the COVID-19 crisis, its economic fallout, and the future of venture in unprecedented times. How are they adjusting their portfolio strategy and investment pacing? What are their expectations around startup valuations? How does this economic crisis compare to previous ones? What do they view as the greatest risks and opportunities? How do they expect this to ultimately impact LP investment returns?Click the image to register or watch the recording
COVID-19: How Disruption Creates Opportunity
Hosted by Rebel Fund
In this webinar you will learn from some of the brightest minds in Venture Capital how global VC’s are turning COVID-19 disruption into investment opportunities. What unique market opportunities has COVID-19 created that didn't exist a few months ago? What types of problems are today's fastest-growing startups tackling? Who are some of the most innovative startups solving this worldwide crisis? Which behavioral changes caused by COVID-19 will “stick” long enough to build a company around? Click the image to register or watch the recording