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Why does Y Combinator have its startups go the C-Corp route in Delaware vs S-Corp?

There are several reasons and I recently answered why here: http://qr.ae/RboHXS

Here’s the summary:

VC’s and angel investors don’t like LLC’s because of familiarity/experience working with Delaware C-Corps, tax reasons, and stock structure/financing flexibility.

My recommendation is to go the Delaware C-Corp route, 9/10 times, especially if you’re a high-growth tech startup. Other structures have been around for a lot less time than C-Corporations, so angels and VC’s just deal with them less on a day-to-day basis. Furthermore, Delaware’s corporate law has been developing for a very long time, with a lot of case law and really business-oriented judges.

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