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SiliconANGLE
Deep learning startup Skymind bags $3M to help companies build better AIsSkymind Inc. that took the spotlight after raising $3 million in funding from C
Deep learning startup Skymind bags $3M to help companies build better AIs
SiliconANGLE / Posted 6 hours ago
Skymind Inc. that took the spotlight after raising $3 million in funding from Chinese web giant Tencent Holdings Ltd., Y Combinator and three other early-stage backers. The group joins an already impressive list of investors that includes... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
3 Ways to Manage Your Time and Boost Productivityyou can simply cross off a list. Like any true solution, they require long-term
3 Ways to Manage Your Time and Boost Productivity
Stamford Advocate / Posted yesterday
you can simply cross off a list. Like any true solution, they require long-term consistency. Paul Graham, cofounder of Y Combinator, talks about the maker vs. manager schedule. Many people believe that all they need to do to remain productive... Read more
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Connecticut Post
3 Ways to Manage Your Time and Boost Productivityyou can simply cross off a list. Like any true solution, they require long-term
3 Ways to Manage Your Time and Boost Productivity
Connecticut Post / Posted yesterday
you can simply cross off a list. Like any true solution, they require long-term consistency. Paul Graham, cofounder of Y Combinator, talks about the maker vs. manager schedule. Many people believe that all they need to do to remain productive... Read more
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The News-Times
3 Ways to Manage Your Time and Boost Productivityyou can simply cross off a list. Like any true solution, they require long-term
3 Ways to Manage Your Time and Boost Productivity
The News-Times / Posted yesterday
you can simply cross off a list. Like any true solution, they require long-term consistency. Paul Graham, cofounder of Y Combinator, talks about the maker vs. manager schedule. Many people believe that all they need to do to remain productive... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Meet Lumi, The Company That's Making Mailers The New ShopfrontsThere was a time when a cardboard box was just a simple brown vessel in which t
Meet Lumi, The Company That's Making Mailers The New Shopfronts
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 2 days ago
There was a time when a cardboard box was just a simple brown vessel in which to mail packages. These days, as we purchase more products online than we do in brick-and-mortar stores, brands are using attractive packaging to create a delightful... Read more
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Fortune
12 Business Podcasts for Your Commute to Workwe had in the first place.”▸ Startup School Radio Based out of Wharton San Fra
12 Business Podcasts for Your Commute to Work
Fortune / Posted 2 days ago
we had in the first place.”▸ Startup School Radio Based out of Wharton San Francisco, Aaron Harris, a partner at Y Combinator, interviews investors and startup founders on how they got their businesses where it is today on Startup School... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Why the CEO of this startup that raised $105 million tells every intern to disagree with himFiveStars has raised $105 million in funding from a star list of investors incl
Why the CEO of this startup that raised $105 million tells every intern to disagree with him
Stamford Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
FiveStars has raised $105 million in funding from a star list of investors including Social Capital, Menlo Ventures, and Y Combinator. But perhaps what makes FiveStars more interesting is Ho's unique background. After spending years at Goldman... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Why the CEO of this startup that raised $105 million tells every intern to disagree with himFiveStars has raised $105 million in funding from a star list of investors incl
Why the CEO of this startup that raised $105 million tells every intern to disagree with him
Connecticut Post / Posted 2 days ago
FiveStars has raised $105 million in funding from a star list of investors including Social Capital, Menlo Ventures, and Y Combinator. But perhaps what makes FiveStars more interesting is Ho's unique background. After spending years at Goldman... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Why the CEO of this startup that raised $105 million tells every intern to disagree with himFiveStars has raised $105 million in funding from a star list of investors incl
Why the CEO of this startup that raised $105 million tells every intern to disagree with him
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
FiveStars has raised $105 million in funding from a star list of investors including Social Capital, Menlo Ventures, and Y Combinator. But perhaps what makes FiveStars more interesting is Ho's unique background. After spending years at Goldman... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Starship robots try out deliveries on SF sidewalksFrancisco’s Dispatch Robotics, doing testing on college campuses; and Robby Tec
Starship robots try out deliveries on SF sidewalks
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
Francisco’s Dispatch Robotics, doing testing on college campuses; and Robby Technologies, which recently graduated from the Y Combinator accelerator and soon will begin a pilot program with Instacart. At least three Chinese companies, including... Read more
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Mashable
Now you can register to vote in SnapchatHeadCount released a way for people to register via text message or on Facebook
Now you can register to vote in Snapchat
Mashable / Posted 5 days ago
HeadCount released a way for people to register via text message or on Facebook Messenger. President of startup incubator Y Combinator Sam Altman cofounded VotePlz as another online way to register. TurboVote also has its own mobile... Read more
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The Mercury News
California uses Silicon Valley tech to address police uses of forcewas created by Bayes Impact, a San Francisco-based, data science-focused non-pr
California uses Silicon Valley tech to address police uses of force
The Mercury News / Posted 5 days ago
was created by Bayes Impact, a San Francisco-based, data science-focused non-profit backed by local startup accelerator Y Combinator. Bayes uses technology to tackle social issues, and has built data-driven applications that do everything from... Read more
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Profit Confidential
What SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Says About Getting a PhDa question about his own career trajectory. The interviewer was Sam Altman, pr
What SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Says About Getting a PhD
Profit Confidential / Posted 6 days ago
a question about his own career trajectory. The interviewer was Sam Altman, president of the startup accelerator, Y Combinator. Altman mentors a lot of young entrepreneurs in his job, many of whom look up to Musk. He says the most-asked... Read more
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Business Wire
Weebly Launches Weebly 4, a Complete Platform That Intelligently Unites Websites, E-commerce, and Marketing in One Placethe highest-rated website building mobile app in the App Store and Google Play.
Weebly Launches Weebly 4, a Complete Platform That Intelligently Unites Websites, E-commerce, and Marketing in One Place
Business Wire / Posted 7 days ago
the highest-rated website building mobile app in the App Store and Google Play. Weebly is based in San Francisco and its investors include Sequoia Capital, Tencent Holdings, Baseline Ventures, Floodgate, Felicis, Ron Conway and... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
The Anti-Drone Arms Race Is Taking Offcyber agency Unit 8200, first focused on the drone problem in 2014, according t
The Anti-Drone Arms Race Is Taking Off
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 7 days ago
cyber agency Unit 8200, first focused on the drone problem in 2014, according to a report on the blog of the incubator Y Combinator. While the pair were watching a soccer game between Albania and Serbia, a drone carrying an Albanian flag zipped... Read more
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express
SpaceX plans manned Mars mission in less than 10 years DESPITE rocket explosionshe upped his ambition by saying that it “can be accomplished in about 10 years,
SpaceX plans manned Mars mission in less than 10 years DESPITE rocket explosions
express / Posted 8 days ago
he upped his ambition by saying that it “can be accomplished in about 10 years, maybe sooner, maybe nine years,” he told Y Combinator. The revelation has come as a surprise to some people after the company has seen a spate of its unmanned... Read more
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CNET
Biografía de John Freddy Vega, cofundador y presidente ejecutivo de Platzi. Latinos en tecnología 2016en 2013 con su socio guatemalteco Christian Van Der Henst, fue la primera empre
Biografía de John Freddy Vega, cofundador y presidente ejecutivo de Platzi. Latinos en tecnología 2016
CNET / Posted 8 days ago
en 2013 con su socio guatemalteco Christian Van Der Henst, fue la primera empresa de origen latino en ser admitida en Y Combinator, la "incubadora de moda en Silicon Valley" como la bautizó el diario español El País. Pero ¿qué fue lo que... Read more
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Mashable
Elon Musk says the future of AI is in linking it to our brainsthis week gives us more insight into his thoughts on one of his favorite topics
Elon Musk says the future of AI is in linking it to our brains
Mashable / Posted 11 days ago
this week gives us more insight into his thoughts on one of his favorite topics: artificial intelligence. Speaking with Y Combinator president Sam Altman, Musk addressed a number of topics while seated in front of the assembly line of his other... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Amid high housing prices, companies fill demand for common livingthe Bay Area, OpenDoor runs communal homes in the East Bay, while a startup cal
Amid high housing prices, companies fill demand for common living
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
the Bay Area, OpenDoor runs communal homes in the East Bay, while a startup called Starcity that just graduated from the Y Combinator accelerator in Mountain View aims to create communal houses. There’s already been one casualty in the space:... Read more
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Fortune
Elon Musk Reveals His 'Biggest Epiphany' of the YearTesla CEO Elon Musk had a big “epiphany” this year. And he wants you to know ab
Elon Musk Reveals His 'Biggest Epiphany' of the Year
Fortune / Posted 12 days ago
Tesla CEO Elon Musk had a big “epiphany” this year. And he wants you to know about it. Speaking in an interview with Y Combinator on Thursday, Musk said that his “biggest epiphany” of the year has nothing to do with building cars or getting a rocket... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Elon Musk has some really strange ideas about connecting computers to your brainwhen Musk gets into the details of how to do this, some of his ideas sound a li
Elon Musk has some really strange ideas about connecting computers to your brain
Connecticut Post / Posted 12 days ago
when Musk gets into the details of how to do this, some of his ideas sound a little strange. In an interview with Y Combinator President Sam Altman, Musk explained that he believes humans right now are "bandwidth-limited." We already have... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Elon Musk has some really strange ideas about connecting computers to your brainwhen Musk gets into the details of how to do this, some of his ideas sound a li
Elon Musk has some really strange ideas about connecting computers to your brain
Stamford Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
when Musk gets into the details of how to do this, some of his ideas sound a little strange. In an interview with Y Combinator President Sam Altman, Musk explained that he believes humans right now are "bandwidth-limited." We already have... Read more
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Fortune
This Startup Wants to Simplify Corporate Software Development“We think that projects should be a shared effort.” GitLab’s infusion also inc
This Startup Wants to Simplify Corporate Software Development
Fortune / Posted 15 days ago
“We think that projects should be a shared effort.” GitLab’s infusion also includes existing investors, startup incubator Y Combinator and Khosla Ventures. Sijbrandij declined to disclose the valuation, but the new backing brings his San... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Ford paid more than $65 million for shuttle-van startup Chariotemployees with stock options whole. The startup had raised only one round of $3
Ford paid more than $65 million for shuttle-van startup Chariot
Stamford Advocate / Posted 15 days ago
employees with stock options whole. The startup had raised only one round of $3 million after emerging from startup factory Y Combinator in 2015. As one person familiar with the deal said, it definitely wasn't an acqui-hire, and investors are happy... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Ford paid more than $65 million for shuttle-van startup Chariotemployees with stock options whole. The startup had raised only one round of $3
Ford paid more than $65 million for shuttle-van startup Chariot
Connecticut Post / Posted 15 days ago
employees with stock options whole. The startup had raised only one round of $3 million after emerging from startup factory Y Combinator in 2015. As one person familiar with the deal said, it definitely wasn't an acqui-hire, and investors are happy... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Ford paid more than $65 million for shuttle-van startup Chariotemployees with stock options whole. The startup had raised only one round of $3
Ford paid more than $65 million for shuttle-van startup Chariot
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 15 days ago
employees with stock options whole. The startup had raised only one round of $3 million after emerging from startup factory Y Combinator in 2015. As one person familiar with the deal said, it definitely wasn't an acqui-hire, and investors are happy... Read more
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Business Insider
Ford paid more than $65 million for shuttle-van startup Chariotemployees with stock options whole. The startup had raised only one round of $3
Ford paid more than $65 million for shuttle-van startup Chariot
Business Insider / Posted 15 days ago
employees with stock options whole. The startup had raised only one round of $3 million after emerging from startup factory Y Combinator in 2015. As one person familiar with the deal said, it definitely wasn't an acqui-hire, and investors are happy... Read more
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Web Host Industry Review
DigitalOcean Launches Startup Accelerator Program HatchBrought to you by Talkin’ Cloud After a few years of working with popular star
DigitalOcean Launches Startup Accelerator Program Hatch
Web Host Industry Review / Posted 16 days ago
Brought to you by Talkin’ Cloud After a few years of working with popular startup accelerators including Y Combinator, Techstars, and 500 Startups, DigitalOcean has launched its own global incubator program, called Hatch, which gives startups access... Read more
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Island Packet
For some safety experts, Uber’s self-driving taxi test isn’t something to hail“doesn’t say you can’t do it, then you can.” Justin Kan, a partner at the Sili
For some safety experts, Uber’s self-driving taxi test isn’t something to hail
Island Packet / Posted 16 days ago
“doesn’t say you can’t do it, then you can.” Justin Kan, a partner at the Silicon Valley start-up incubator and seed fund Y Combinator, said that for all its fights with regulators, including scathing battles with taxi commissions in cities across... Read more
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The Columbian
Uber to launch self-driving taxis Wednesday“doesn’t say you can’t do it, then you can.” Justin Kan, a partner at the Sili
Uber to launch self-driving taxis Wednesday
The Columbian / Posted 16 days ago
“doesn’t say you can’t do it, then you can.” Justin Kan, a partner at the Silicon Valley start-up incubator and seed fund Y Combinator, said that for all its fights with regulators, including scathing battles with taxi commissions in cities across... Read more
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The Economic Times
Hunting for a job? Here's a cheat sheet of things to ask your next employerJapan, US, Russia and more. And that trend isn't changing anytime soon, as wit
Hunting for a job? Here's a cheat sheet of things to ask your next employer
The Economic Times / Posted 17 days ago
Japan, US, Russia and more. And that trend isn't changing anytime soon, as witnessed by the joy surrounding the news of Y Combinator coming to India. In the same breath, I want to highlight this. More than 18 startups have shut since 2016. There... Read more
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Fortune
How Sephora Is Helping Budding Female Entrepreneurs In the Beauty Industrywhich usually provide several times more than Sephora’s $2,500 grant, but in ex
How Sephora Is Helping Budding Female Entrepreneurs In the Beauty Industry
Fortune / Posted 18 days ago
which usually provide several times more than Sephora’s $2,500 grant, but in exchange for equity in each startup. Y Combinator, for example, takes 7% for a $120,000 investment. “This was not a ‘What is the financial return to Sephora?’... Read more
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Business Insider
Ford is buying Y Combinator shuttle van startup Chariot in an all-cash dealof Ford Transit vans. Ford didn't disclose the purchase price, but said that i
Ford is buying Y Combinator shuttle van startup Chariot in an all-cash deal
Business Insider / Posted 19 days ago
of Ford Transit vans. Ford didn't disclose the purchase price, but said that it was an all-cash deal. Chariot emerged from Y Combinator and raised $3 million in a seed round in April 2015, led by Semil Shah with 15 other investors, including Major... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
How Two Companies Hooked Customers On Products They Rarely Useasset that pays you. Here's a look at two companies that have figured this out,
How Two Companies Hooked Customers On Products They Rarely Use
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 20 days ago
asset that pays you. Here's a look at two companies that have figured this out, through two different yet effective means.Y Combinator's Content Habit "Every time someone in my neighborhood has personal finance questions, I want them to come to... Read more
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SiliconIndia
DigitalOcean Launches 'Hatch' To Nurture Startupsis an expansion of the company's established partnership ecosystem with several
DigitalOcean Launches 'Hatch' To Nurture Startups
SiliconIndia / Posted 20 days ago
is an expansion of the company's established partnership ecosystem with several of the top accelerators, including Y Combinator, Techstars, 500 Startups, and NASSCOM 10K. Over the past few years, DigitalOcean has powered the applications... Read more
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New Kerala
DigitalOcean launches 'Hatch' to nurture startups - newkerala.com #115960is an expansion of the company's established partnership ecosystem with several
DigitalOcean launches 'Hatch' to nurture startups - newkerala.com #115960
New Kerala / Posted 20 days ago
is an expansion of the company's established partnership ecosystem with several of the top accelerators, including Y Combinator, Techstars, 500 Startups, and NASSCOM 10K. Over the past few years, DigitalOcean has powered the applications... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
Venture Capitalists Make Pitch For Continued Tax Breakeight years to make gains on an investment. Not all VCs agree they should cont
Venture Capitalists Make Pitch For Continued Tax Break
NBC Bay Area / Posted 21 days ago
eight years to make gains on an investment. Not all VCs agree they should continue to receive the tax break. Last year, Y Combinator President Sam Altman said in a speech to “Inside Bloomberg” that he should be taxed on his profitable... Read more
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Fortune
Here’s the Brilliant Advice That Fortune’s 40 Under 40 Live ByUnder 40 Class of 2015 “Things are not ever as risky as they seem. People alwa
Here’s the Brilliant Advice That Fortune’s 40 Under 40 Live By
Fortune / Posted 22 days ago
Under 40 Class of 2015 “Things are not ever as risky as they seem. People always overweigh risk.” Sam Altman President of Y Combinator 40 Under 40 Class of 2015 “Focus on building knowledge, experience and confidence first. Rewards will come... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Listening to 92 pitches taught me the frustrating truth about Silicon Valley 'innovation'person in tech." Yet, last week, I spent two afternoons listening to 92 startu
Listening to 92 pitches taught me the frustrating truth about Silicon Valley 'innovation'
Stamford Advocate / Posted 22 days ago
person in tech." Yet, last week, I spent two afternoons listening to 92 startup pitches from the graduating class of Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's premier startup school that churns out a class of companies twice a year. Each startup only... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Listening to 92 pitches taught me the frustrating truth about Silicon Valley 'innovation'person in tech." Yet, last week, I spent two afternoons listening to 92 startu
Listening to 92 pitches taught me the frustrating truth about Silicon Valley 'innovation'
Connecticut Post / Posted 22 days ago
person in tech." Yet, last week, I spent two afternoons listening to 92 startup pitches from the graduating class of Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's premier startup school that churns out a class of companies twice a year. Each startup only... Read more
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Business Insider
Listening to 92 pitches taught me the frustrating truth about Silicon Valley 'innovation'person in tech." Yet, last week, I spent two afternoons listening to 92 startu
Listening to 92 pitches taught me the frustrating truth about Silicon Valley 'innovation'
Business Insider / Posted 23 days ago
person in tech." Yet, last week, I spent two afternoons listening to 92 startup pitches from the graduating class of Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's premier startup school that churns out a class of companies twice a year. Each startup only... Read more
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CNET
Who says Silicon Valley forgets you if you're over 40?really an issue in Silicon Valley. For example, while the average age of found
Who says Silicon Valley forgets you if you're over 40?
CNET / Posted 23 days ago
really an issue in Silicon Valley. For example, while the average age of founders admitted to the hit startup incubator Y Combinator is in the mid-20s, that doesn't exclude those past their 30s. "We don't have any feelings about founders in... Read more
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FabWags
Alexis Ohanian Serena Williams' Boyfriendinternet entrepreneur, activist аnd investor knоwn fоr co-founding thе social n
Alexis Ohanian Serena Williams' Boyfriend
FabWags / Posted 23 days ago
internet entrepreneur, activist аnd investor knоwn fоr co-founding thе social news website Reddit. Hе iѕ a partner аt Y Combinator, аnd iѕ аlѕо thе executive chairman оf Reddit and even more important to us, he is Serena Williams’... Read more
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Boston Globe
Legalist brings big data to small lawsuitsof going to college. Shang would have been a senior this school year but droppe
Legalist brings big data to small lawsuits
Boston Globe / Posted 23 days ago
of going to college. Shang would have been a senior this school year but dropped out of Harvard. She also earned a spot at Y Combinator, the famed startup incubator in Mountain View, Calif., where she spent the summer working on the company. Her... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Skeptic no longerexperimenting with it. So is the United States. In fact, there is a planned st
Skeptic no longer
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 26 days ago
experimenting with it. So is the United States. In fact, there is a planned study in California funded by the well-known Y Combinator. The president of Y Combinator, Sam Altman, described the study thus: "In our pilot, the income will be... Read more
27d
CNBC
A tech start-up founder explains why he left Silicon Valley for Austinand worked there ever since, save three months at the start of 2016 when Hadfie
A tech start-up founder explains why he left Silicon Valley for Austin
CNBC / Posted 27 days ago
and worked there ever since, save three months at the start of 2016 when Hadfield returned to the Valley to attend the Y Combinator accelerator program for his newest company, Message.io, which provides tools for building apps on chat... Read more
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Canberra Times
Inside Silicon Valley's most grueling ritual: raising cashfor how the tech industry views itself in relationship to the wider world. Airb
Inside Silicon Valley's most grueling ritual: raising cash
Canberra Times / Posted 27 days ago
for how the tech industry views itself in relationship to the wider world. Airbnb was one of the companies funded through Y Combinator. Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images This year's batch included the usual disparate gaggle of companies: Multiply... Read more
28d
PhysOrg
Lyft and Uber launch programs to cater to seniorsuse other on-demand services such as Instacart (grocery delivery), Munchery (di
Lyft and Uber launch programs to cater to seniors
PhysOrg / Posted 28 days ago
use other on-demand services such as Instacart (grocery delivery), Munchery (dinner delivery) and Postmates (shopping). Boogaard's service is still in beta, but is available nationwide. The startup was accepted by tech incubator Y Combinator in J... Read more
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CNBC
The legal strategy that bankrupted Gawker comes to Main Streetstartups are betting that big data will help them find the cases most likely to
The legal strategy that bankrupted Gawker comes to Main Street
CNBC / Posted 29 days ago
startups are betting that big data will help them find the cases most likely to be decided in their favor. Legalist, a Y Combinator startup, plans to lean on 15 million data points and algorithms to ferret out the cases with the best profit... Read more
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NBC News
Want to dethrone a Gawker? Startups hang out the shinglestartups are betting that big data will help them find the cases most likely to
Want to dethrone a Gawker? Startups hang out the shingle
NBC News / Posted 29 days ago
startups are betting that big data will help them find the cases most likely to be decided in their favor. Legalist, a Y Combinator startup, plans to lean on 15 million data points and algorithms to ferret out the cases with the best profit... Read more
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