Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

40 million is an arbitrary number, but it's still interesting that 7% is also the average YC equity stake.

Why is that interesting?

The way you justify taking x% equity is by offering to improve the odds of success by at least x%. 40 million is definitely above any basic notion of success, so it would indeed appear that YC is delivering.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact