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Orange Fund IV

Targeting 15-20 top Y Combinator Startups in the W16 Batch

Highlights

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840+ startups funded by Y Combinator
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Total "valuation" of all YC companies: $65+ billion
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Number of YC companies worth more than $100 million: 40+
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9 YC startups worth over $1 billion
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Y Combinator accepts ~2% of applicants. The Orange Fund invests in top ~20% of YC graduates.
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Alumni AirBnB; DropBox; Stripe; Zenefits; Optimizely; Reddit

Our Team


Previous Orange Fund Investments

Michael Norman

As President and Co-founder of Wefunder, Mike has funded 115+ startups over the last two years that have increased in valuation over $5 billion since he’s invested. Undercover MBA and retired kickboxer. Ardent helper and true believer in the problem solving ability of passionate teams.

Sohail Prasad

Sohail is the Founder & CEO of Equidate, the leading marketplace for equity in private companies. He has an extensive background in product management, engineering, and business. As an eighteen-year-old, he was among the youngest founders to go through Y Combinator. Over the years, Sohail has advised and invested in a number of startups, including notable startups such as Zenefits and Coin. He continues to invest actively through S2 Capital, and serves as its Founding Partner. Prior to founding Equidate, Sohail managed mobile product at Zynga. He previously joined mobile advertising firm Chartboost as its second engineering hire, and has held roles at Google and the MIT Media Lab. Sohail was awarded TCU's Texas Youth Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2010. He previously attended Carnegie Mellon University where he studied Electrical & Computer Engineering.

Samvit Ramadurgam

Samvit currently serves as Founder of Equidate, the leading marketplace for equity in private companies. He has extensive expertise in engineering, product development, and business. Samvit went through the Y Combinator program and started his first venture-backed company when he was nineteen years old. Prior to starting Equidate, Samvit co-founded Streem, a cloud storage company which was acquired by Box in 2014.

Samvit is an active angel investor and frequently invests in startups through S2 Capital, where the value of their portfolio companies has increased by over $4.8 Billion dollars over the last few years.

His previous work spans numerous startups, most recently including Asana where he built out distributed systems infrastructure and Livemagic where he developed audio fingerprinting algorithms. In a previous life, he conducted research on high temperature superconductivity at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Samvit holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

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