More Latin American Startups Make Y Combinator’s Newest Top Companies List

Renowned Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator has updated its list of top companies that have gone through its program. The ranking – topped by Stripe, Instacart, and Cruise, in the private companies section – includes nineteen startups from LatAm, nine more than in February. LatAm startups are part of the 63 companies entering the ranking for the first time.

The new entrants from the region were Mexico’s 99Minutos, Nuvocargo, and Bego; Brazil’s Star Bank and; Colombia’s Treinta; and Argentina’s Clicoh.

These are in addition to the 10 LatAm companies that remain on the list. In order of appearance, these are Rappi (Colombia), Jeeves (Mexico), Frubana (Brazil), Nowports (Mexico), Kovi (Brazil), Platzi (Colombia), Fondeadora (Mexico), Fintual (Chile), Houm (Chile), Yummy (Venezuela) and Belvo (Mexico).

The “Y Combinator Top Companies” includes startups that, having gone through its program, are now valued at US$150 million or more. The list ranks by valuation the 316 private companies that meet these criteria and alphabetically those that have gone public, a group of 15 that includes Airbnb and Coinbase.

Y Combinator noted that, of the total listing, 76% of the companies consider themselves remote or remote-friendly, and 59% are based in the San Francisco Bay Area. More data: the sectors with the most startups are B2B software (43%), fintech (18%), and healthcare (11.5%).

Here you can see the complete list, and below, only those from Latin America.

16. Rappi
46. Jeeves
94. Frubana
98. Nowports
115. 99 Minutos
155. Kovi
186. Platzi
194. Fondeadora
209. Stark Bank
214. Nuvocargo
229. Laika
253. Fintual
265. Houm
275. Treinta
286. Yummy
296. Belvo
297. Bego
308. Clicoh

Main image: Mount Tamalpais, Marin County, CA (Adobe Stock)

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