Y Combinator (YC) vs. Blockzero Labs (XIO)

While the YC model of fueling and funding startups has proven to be a successful one — the evolution from Web2 to Web3 is transforming the speed, process, and formula in how we accelerate ideas into reality.

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A buzzword to some, the mark of a new era of the internet to others — the term “Web3” was a growing trend around the tech scene throughout 2021.

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Web3 not only challenges how we define ownership from a technical term, but how people can earn it and who should get it.


From the admissions process to the hierarchical structure, YC operates in a centralized manner similar to the startups it serves — and rightfully so.

On July 14th, 2021 — after operating as a centralized entity since 2014, the Founder and CEO of ShapeShift (Erik Vorhees) decided to dissolve his company and turn it into a DAO.

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4) Inclusivity > Exclusivity

With less than 2% of all applicants accepted into Y Combinator, getting into a prestigious Y Combinator batch of startups is worthy of praise.

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5) Dynamic Valuations > Fixed Valuations

YC has found a sweet spot for risk/reward by focusing on projects near the seed stage valuations.

6) Innovation Never Sleeps

Y Combinator currently accepts projects in batches two times a year.

The Blockzero Labs DAO operates 24/7, 365 days a year.

7) Liquidity, liquidity, liquidity.

Whether through an acquisition or an IPO, when Y Combinator invests in a startup — it could be months, years, or even decades before this equity becomes liquid.

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Permissionless Innovation.

The next Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum), Stani Kulechov (Aave), or Andre Cronje (Yearn Finance) won’t be applying to a Web2 accelerator.

  • Blockzero Labs is a decentralized and community-owned accelerator.

  • We give Web3 projects the community, connections, and capital they need to reach escape velocity.

  • The native token of Blockzero Labs is $XIO.

  • Holding $XIO gives you ownership of all projects we create or accelerate.

  • The market cap of $XIO at the time of writing this article is $4,218,321

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