We identify Y Combinator’s top climate tech priorities across electric vehicles, energy analytics, and more.
Despite a pullback in the global venture ecosystem in 2022, Y Combinator has remained active.
The accelerator has continued to back hundreds of companies for its summer and winter classes, and it has been particularly active in areas it has classified as “frontier tech,” like climate tech solutions.
While climate tech deals represented less than 5% of its total deal count in 2022, Y Combinator’s continued investment in the area signifies its importance in the venture community. In fact, the firm put out a request for startups at the end of 2022 in an effort to find companies that tackle sustainability and climate-related issues.
Using CB Insights data, we mapped how Y Combinator has spread its climate tech investments across electric vehicles, energy analytics, and other categories.