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The Seattle Times
Tech titans hail Silicon Valley billionaire’s attack on Gawkercapitalist Chris Sacca. “Thank you @peterthiel,” wrote Jessica Livingston, co-
Tech titans hail Silicon Valley billionaire’s attack on Gawker
The Seattle Times / Posted 16 hours ago
capitalist Chris Sacca. “Thank you @peterthiel,” wrote Jessica Livingston, co-founder of influential startup incubator Y Combinator, which was occasionally tweaked by Valleywag. At least one tech billionaire, however, seems to be on Gawker’s... Read more
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The Atlantic
Internet Reading Club: May 2016self-consciousness. “Feelings seem to be an inextricable part of genuine ‘inte
Internet Reading Club: May 2016
The Atlantic / Posted yesterday
self-consciousness. “Feelings seem to be an inextricable part of genuine ‘intelligence,’” said Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator, which co-chairs with Elon Musk the newly founded $1 billion research group OpenAI. The Turing Test is supposed... Read more
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The Economic Times
Tech titans on guard, even as they work to make world more opencapitalist Chris Sacca. "Thank you @peterthiel," wrote Jessica Livingston, co-
Tech titans on guard, even as they work to make world more open
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
capitalist Chris Sacca. "Thank you @peterthiel," wrote Jessica Livingston, co-founder of influential startup incubator Y Combinator, which was occasionally tweaked by Valleywag. At least one tech billionaire, however, seems to be on Gawker's... Read more
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TechCrunch
Althea raises $3.5M to sell Korean beauty products online in Southeast Asiaare plenty of companies also exporting Korean beauty products. The most notable
Althea raises $3.5M to sell Korean beauty products online in Southeast Asia
TechCrunch / Posted 2 days ago
are plenty of companies also exporting Korean beauty products. The most notable example is Memebox, which graduated Y Combinator and has raised close to $30 million from investors, but Memebox is focused on Western markets while Althea is... Read more
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The Seattle Times
New crop of startups reaps profits from food wasteCerplus, for instance, which raised a small amount from friends and family inve
New crop of startups reaps profits from food waste
The Seattle Times / Posted 2 days ago
Cerplus, for instance, which raised a small amount from friends and family investors late last year and got $20,000 from Y Combinator in exchange for securities if Cerplus has a financing round or sells for more than $100 million. The company... Read more
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TechCrunch
Qualtrics makes a small acquisition — its firststatistical analysis faster and easier for Qualtrics’s customers. Statwing had
Qualtrics makes a small acquisition — its first
TechCrunch / Posted 3 days ago
statistical analysis faster and easier for Qualtrics’s customers. Statwing had raised an undisclosed amount of money from Y Combinator and angel investors, including Cloudera founder Jeff Hammerbacher, Slicehost founder Jason Seats, and IndexTank... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Every Startup Gains From An Incubator Or Acceleratorgraduates before applying. Good facilities and support services are not enough.
Every Startup Gains From An Incubator Or Accelerator
Connecticut Post / Posted 3 days ago
graduates before applying. Good facilities and support services are not enough.5. Access to funding partners after exit. Y Combinator was able to groom so many successful startups that they could virtually assure later venture capital investments... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Every Startup Gains From An Incubator Or Acceleratorgraduates before applying. Good facilities and support services are not enough.
Every Startup Gains From An Incubator Or Accelerator
Greenwich Time / Posted 3 days ago
graduates before applying. Good facilities and support services are not enough.5. Access to funding partners after exit. Y Combinator was able to groom so many successful startups that they could virtually assure later venture capital investments... Read more
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The News-Times
Every Startup Gains From An Incubator Or Acceleratorgraduates before applying. Good facilities and support services are not enough.
Every Startup Gains From An Incubator Or Accelerator
The News-Times / Posted 3 days ago
graduates before applying. Good facilities and support services are not enough.5. Access to funding partners after exit. Y Combinator was able to groom so many successful startups that they could virtually assure later venture capital investments... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Every Startup Gains From An Incubator Or Acceleratorgraduates before applying. Good facilities and support services are not enough.
Every Startup Gains From An Incubator Or Accelerator
Stamford Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
graduates before applying. Good facilities and support services are not enough.5. Access to funding partners after exit. Y Combinator was able to groom so many successful startups that they could virtually assure later venture capital investments... Read more
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PhysOrg
On-demand business model goes globalof the startups tackling these areas are funded by U.S. investors such as Mount
On-demand business model goes global
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
of the startups tackling these areas are funded by U.S. investors such as Mountain View-based accelerator Y Combinator, which showcased companies including India's Uber for trucking, called GoLorry, and Rappi, Latin America's... Read more
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Gawker
Reports: Tech Billionaire Peter Thiel Secretly Bankrolled Hulk Hogan’s Lawsuit Against GawkerFacebook, where he has a board seat, and has since been involved in a number of
Reports: Tech Billionaire Peter Thiel Secretly Bankrolled Hulk Hogan’s Lawsuit Against Gawker
Gawker / Posted 4 days ago
Facebook, where he has a board seat, and has since been involved in a number of powerful venture capital firms, including Y Combinator, Clarium Capital, and his own Founders Fund. A registered member of the Libertarian Party (and, it turns out, a... Read more
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TechCrunch
EquipmentShare raises $5.5 million for peer-to-peer marketplace for heavy equipmentby Romulus Capital. Earlier, the “Airbnb for construction,” raised $2.1 millio
EquipmentShare raises $5.5 million for peer-to-peer marketplace for heavy equipment
TechCrunch / Posted 4 days ago
by Romulus Capital. Earlier, the “Airbnb for construction,” raised $2.1 million in seed funding, and participated in the Y Combinator accelerator. EquipmentShare’s cofounders, brothers William and Jabbok Schlacks, drew inspiration for their... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
What's driving Silicon Valley to become 'radicalised'Employees of Envoy can be seen working in their San Francisco office space. The
What's driving Silicon Valley to become 'radicalised'
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Employees of Envoy can be seen working in their San Francisco office space. The 30-person company enables businesses to register visitors using iPads instead of handwritten visitor logs. MUST CREDIT: Like many Silicon Valley startups, Larry Gadea's... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Broward College to help jumpstart tech businessesmove their company to the region," he said. The accelerator is modeled after C
Broward College to help jumpstart tech businesses
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
move their company to the region," he said. The accelerator is modeled after Capital Factory in Austin, 500 Startups and Y Combinator in Silicon Valley and Techstars in Boulder, Colo., Cook said. The Venture Formula is a collaboration between... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Reddit co-founder wishes he'd known these things 10 years agoGreat founders don't quit, but they do adapt. When Ohanian and Huffman first p
Reddit co-founder wishes he'd known these things 10 years ago
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
Great founders don't quit, but they do adapt. When Ohanian and Huffman first pitched Paul Graham of startup accelerator Y Combinator in Boston in June 2005, their idea -- for a site called Mmm -- was rejected. But as they were on a train out of... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 6 days ago
Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of tech in Austin. Paul Graham, cofounder of Y Combinator, tweeted that Austin has "zero chance of being a serious startup hub" without Uber and Lyft. Y Combinator has... Read more
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The Irish Times
Accelerator programmes help start-ups race to successincubation programmes are still in their infancy. The original of the species,
Accelerator programmes help start-ups race to success
The Irish Times / Posted 6 days ago
incubation programmes are still in their infancy. The original of the species, Silicon Valley-based Y Combinator, was set up in 2005, with two of its best-known success stories being Airbnb and Dropbox. US-based Techstars and... Read more
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The Hill
It's time we empower veterans with entrepreneurial skillsstage company, so earlier this year, VetTechTrek teamed up with one of the coun
It's time we empower veterans with entrepreneurial skills
The Hill / Posted 6 days ago
stage company, so earlier this year, VetTechTrek teamed up with one of the country’s most successful startup accelerators, Y Combinator (YC), to increase veteran representation amongst YC companies. We identified 40 entrepreneurially-minded... Read more
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Fortune
One of the World’s Richest Countries Is Voting on Whether to Give All Its Citizens $2,500 Per Monththe idea of giving their citizens free money to cover basic needs. And some pla
One of the World’s Richest Countries Is Voting on Whether to Give All Its Citizens $2,500 Per Month
Fortune / Posted 6 days ago
the idea of giving their citizens free money to cover basic needs. And some players in Silicon Valley are also infatuated. Y Combinator president Sam Altman said in January that the startup incubator wanted to fund a study of the idea. At least... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?
Local 10 Miami / Posted 8 days ago
Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of tech in Austin. Paul Graham, cofounder of Y Combinator, tweeted that Austin has "zero chance of being a serious startup hub" without Uber and Lyft. Y Combinator has... Read more
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News 8000
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?
News 8000 / Posted 8 days ago
Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of tech in Austin. Paul Graham, cofounder of Y Combinator, tweeted that Austin has "zero chance of being a serious startup hub" without Uber and Lyft. Y Combinator has... Read more
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My EastText
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?
My EastText / Posted 8 days ago
Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of tech in Austin. Paul Graham, cofounder of Y Combinator, tweeted that Austin has "zero chance of being a serious startup hub" without Uber and Lyft. Y Combinator has... Read more
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KECI Missoula
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?
KECI Missoula / Posted 8 days ago
Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of tech in Austin. Paul Graham, cofounder of Y Combinator, tweeted that Austin has "zero chance of being a serious startup hub" without Uber and Lyft. Y Combinator has... Read more
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KSBW Salinas
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?
KSBW Salinas / Posted 8 days ago
Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of tech in Austin. Paul Graham, cofounder of Y Combinator, tweeted that Austin has "zero chance of being a serious startup hub" without Uber and Lyft. Y Combinator has... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 8 days ago
Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of tech in Austin. Paul Graham, cofounder of Y Combinator, tweeted that Austin has "zero chance of being a serious startup hub" without Uber and Lyft. Y Combinator has... Read more
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KQ2 St. Joseph
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?
KQ2 St. Joseph / Posted 8 days ago
Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of tech in Austin. Paul Graham, cofounder of Y Combinator, tweeted that Austin has "zero chance of being a serious startup hub" without Uber and Lyft. Y Combinator has... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 8 days ago
Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of tech in Austin. Paul Graham, cofounder of Y Combinator, tweeted that Austin has "zero chance of being a serious startup hub" without Uber and Lyft. Y Combinator has... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 8 days ago
Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of tech in Austin. Paul Graham, cofounder of Y Combinator, tweeted that Austin has "zero chance of being a serious startup hub" without Uber and Lyft. Y Combinator has... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?
KTVZ Bend / Posted 8 days ago
Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of tech in Austin. Paul Graham, cofounder of Y Combinator, tweeted that Austin has "zero chance of being a serious startup hub" without Uber and Lyft. Y Combinator has... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 8 days ago
Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of tech in Austin. Paul Graham, cofounder of Y Combinator, tweeted that Austin has "zero chance of being a serious startup hub" without Uber and Lyft. Y Combinator has... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 8 days ago
Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of tech in Austin. Paul Graham, cofounder of Y Combinator, tweeted that Austin has "zero chance of being a serious startup hub" without Uber and Lyft. Y Combinator has... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 8 days ago
Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of tech in Austin. Paul Graham, cofounder of Y Combinator, tweeted that Austin has "zero chance of being a serious startup hub" without Uber and Lyft. Y Combinator has... Read more
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Silicon Valley
On-demand business model goes globalof the startups tackling these areas are funded by U.S. investors such as Mount
On-demand business model goes global
Silicon Valley / Posted 8 days ago
of the startups tackling these areas are funded by U.S. investors such as Mountain View-based accelerator Y Combinator, which showcased companies including India's Uber for trucking, called GoLorry, and Rappi, Latin America's... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of
Can Austin still be a tech hub without Lyft, Uber?
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 8 days ago
Silicon Valley has been vocal about what it thinks this means for the state of tech in Austin. Paul Graham, cofounder of Y Combinator, tweeted that Austin has "zero chance of being a serious startup hub" without Uber and Lyft. Y Combinator has... Read more
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The Mercury News
On-demand, on a global scaleof the startups tackling these areas are funded by U.S. investors such as Mount
On-demand, on a global scale
The Mercury News / Posted 8 days ago
of the startups tackling these areas are funded by U.S. investors such as Mountain View-based accelerator Y Combinator, which showcased companies including India's Uber for trucking, called GoLorry, and Rappi, Latin America's... Read more
9d
Fortune
GM's Self-Driving Car Startup Settles Co-Founder Disputeto unjustly get a payout from Cruise’s acquisition. Based on a blog post by Sam
GM's Self-Driving Car Startup Settles Co-Founder Dispute
Fortune / Posted 9 days ago
to unjustly get a payout from Cruise’s acquisition. Based on a blog post by Sam Altman, who leads the startup accelerator Y Combinator and invested in Cruise, Vogt tried to settle the dispute by offering to pay an undisclosed amount from his own... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Cruise Automation lawsuits settledand Vogt sued Jeremy Guillory, who had met with Vogt in 2013 and joined in an O
Cruise Automation lawsuits settled
Detroit Free Press / Posted 9 days ago
and Vogt sued Jeremy Guillory, who had met with Vogt in 2013 and joined in an October 2013 application for funding from Y Combinator, a Mountain View, Calif., seed capital investment fund. Shortly after receiving the funding, Vogt told Guillory... Read more
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TechCrunch
Edyn debuts smart water valve to put home gardens on autopilotpreviously raised seed funding from Fenox Venture Capital, Idea Bulb Ventures,
Edyn debuts smart water valve to put home gardens on autopilot
TechCrunch / Posted 9 days ago
previously raised seed funding from Fenox Venture Capital, Idea Bulb Ventures, Morningside Group, Indicator ventures, Y Combinator, and was a Startup Battlefield finalist. Other hardware makers, like Rachio Inc., Koubachi AG, iConservo Inc.... Read more
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TechCrunch
Boosted’s v2 electric skateboards go 12 miles with swappable batteriesstartup’s skateboards can evolve from last-mile commuting tools to better repla
Boosted’s v2 electric skateboards go 12 miles with swappable batteries
TechCrunch / Posted 10 days ago
startup’s skateboards can evolve from last-mile commuting tools to better replacements for a bike or car. Launched out of Y Combinator Kickstarter in 2012, Boosted Boards makes electric longboards controlled with a handheld wireless remote.... Read more
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The Economic Times
Big bang for startup 'crowdfunding' opens with a fizzlereaches its goal. Before Wefunder, TAXA had already raised nearly $1 million t
Big bang for startup 'crowdfunding' opens with a fizzle
The Economic Times / Posted 10 days ago
reaches its goal. Before Wefunder, TAXA had already raised nearly $1 million through the startup coaching program known as Y Combinator, angel investments and pre-orders for its plants through Kickstarter, another crowdfunding platform. On... Read more
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The Economic Times
Googlophobia: The rational scare of losing biz to GoogleSAN FRANCISCO: Y Combinator , which helped incubate Airbnb and Instacart, has a
Googlophobia: The rational scare of losing biz to Google
The Economic Times / Posted 10 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO: Y Combinator , which helped incubate Airbnb and Instacart, has a reputation for having an application process that's more exclusive than Harvard University's. About 6,000 aspiring startups applied to the Silicon Valley business... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Big bang for startup 'crowdfunding' opens with a fizzleits goal. Before Wefunder, TAXA had already raised nearly US$1 million through
Big bang for startup 'crowdfunding' opens with a fizzle
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 days ago
its goal. Before Wefunder, TAXA had already raised nearly US$1 million through the startup coaching program known as Y Combinator, angel investments and pre-orders for its plants through Kickstarter, another crowdfunding platform. On... Read more
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eWeek
Why VCs Have Invested More Than $200M in Container TechSeries B funds. Backers include GV (formerly Google Ventures), Accel, Fuel Capi
Why VCs Have Invested More Than $200M in Container Tech
eWeek / Posted 12 days ago
Series B funds. Backers include GV (formerly Google Ventures), Accel, Fuel Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Y Combinator Continuity Fund. Total funding to date for CoreOS—which emerged in the last year to become one of the primary... Read more
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TechCrunch
Meet the 17th class of 500 Startups companieseither. There is a lot of increased competition to fund startups between all th
Meet the 17th class of 500 Startups companies
TechCrunch / Posted 13 days ago
either. There is a lot of increased competition to fund startups between all the incubators out there, including Y Combinator. Winning might mean looking in places and at ideas investors might not expect to be successful. This time... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Why This Tech Recruiting Platform Doesn't Accept Resumesthe launch of its Engineer Genome Project. The startup, cofounded by Harj Tagga
Why This Tech Recruiting Platform Doesn't Accept Resumes
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 13 days ago
the launch of its Engineer Genome Project. The startup, cofounded by Harj Taggar during his time as one of the partners at Y Combinator, debuted last year as a recruiting platform to place engineers in Y Combinator companies. TripleByte doesn't ask... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Knocking off earlywill give 6000 Kenyans a guaranteed basic income for the next decade. • United
Knocking off early
Otago Daily Times / Posted 14 days ago
will give 6000 Kenyans a guaranteed basic income for the next decade. • United States. Technology seed investment company Y Combinator has announced it wants to fund a five-year basic income experiment in the US. Y Combinator-funded start-ups have... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
This guy saw his Microsoft coworkers struggle to manage their money, and it gave him the idea for a $150 million app (BLK)advising on assets to buy and financial decisions to make. Prestigious Silicon
This guy saw his Microsoft coworkers struggle to manage their money, and it gave him the idea for a $150 million app (BLK)
Stamford Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
advising on assets to buy and financial decisions to make. Prestigious Silicon Valley institutions like Sequoia Capital and Y Combinator invested $21.5 million in FutureAdvisor over its lifetime. Now, approaching a year since the acquisition, Xu... Read more
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Connecticut Post
This guy saw his Microsoft coworkers struggle to manage their money, and it gave him the idea for a $150 million app (BLK)advising on assets to buy and financial decisions to make. Prestigious Silicon
This guy saw his Microsoft coworkers struggle to manage their money, and it gave him the idea for a $150 million app (BLK)
Connecticut Post / Posted 14 days ago
advising on assets to buy and financial decisions to make. Prestigious Silicon Valley institutions like Sequoia Capital and Y Combinator invested $21.5 million in FutureAdvisor over its lifetime. Now, approaching a year since the acquisition, Xu... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
This guy saw his Microsoft coworkers struggle to manage their money, and it gave him the idea for a $150 million app (BLK)advising on assets to buy and financial decisions to make. Prestigious Silicon
This guy saw his Microsoft coworkers struggle to manage their money, and it gave him the idea for a $150 million app (BLK)
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 14 days ago
advising on assets to buy and financial decisions to make. Prestigious Silicon Valley institutions like Sequoia Capital and Y Combinator invested $21.5 million in FutureAdvisor over its lifetime. Now, approaching a year since the acquisition, Xu... Read more
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