Y Combinator

Latest stories

2d
TechCrunch
Today Is The Final Day To Save $1,000 On Disrupt SF TicketsAfter a one-week extension, today is the absolute last day to get your early-bi
Today Is The Final Day To Save $1,000 On Disrupt SF Tickets
TechCrunch / Posted 2 days ago
After a one-week extension, today is the absolute last day to get your early-bird tickets to Disrupt SF 2015, so if you want to secure your spot to the hottest show in tech while saving a serious amount of cash in the process, be sure to get your... Read more
2d
CNET
F-U-N- Silicon Valley gives rare blessing to software for churchVenture capitalists sit on large piles of money, and they're fond of spreading
F-U-N- Silicon Valley gives rare blessing to software for church
CNET / Posted 2 days ago
Venture capitalists sit on large piles of money, and they're fond of spreading it far and wide. So the companies that get funded pretty much cover the gamut, from drone and gadget makers to robots, selfie sticks and one more social network (why... Read more
3d
Business Insider
Social is dead: What 146 startup pitches showed me about the next wave of tech companiesInvesting in startups is like bird watching, or at least that's the famous quot
Social is dead: What 146 startup pitches showed me about the next wave of tech companies
Business Insider / Posted 3 days ago
Investing in startups is like bird watching, or at least that's the famous quote from legendary venture capitalist Mike Moritz. Over the past two weeks, I have listened to 146 startups pitch in rapid-fire succession at demo days for Y Combinator and... Read more
4d
TechCrunch
YC Answers The Questions You Ask (“A Lot”)Earlier today, Y Combinator President Sam Altman posted the type of numbers abo
YC Answers The Questions You Ask (“A Lot”)
TechCrunch / Posted 4 days ago
Earlier today, Y Combinator President Sam Altman posted the type of numbers about which he gets asked “a lot” — calling them (humbly and probably rightly) “very imperfect indicators of success.” Here’s the lowdown, if you missed them: Excluding... Read more
4d
TechCrunch
YC Answers The Questions You Ask (“A Lot”)Earlier today, Y Combinator President Sam Altman posted the type of numbers abo
YC Answers The Questions You Ask (“A Lot”)
TechCrunch / Posted 4 days ago
Earlier today, Y Combinator President Sam Altman posted the type of numbers about which he gets asked “a lot” — calling them (humbly and probably rightly) “very imperfect indicators of success.” Here’s the lowdown, if you missed them: Excluding... Read more
4d
TechCrunch
BlackRock Acquires Sequoia-Backed FutureAdvisorBlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, is acquiring FutureAdvisor, a fiv
BlackRock Acquires Sequoia-Backed FutureAdvisor
TechCrunch / Posted 4 days ago
BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, is acquiring FutureAdvisor, a five-year-old, San Francisco-based online financial advisory firm that aims to help people manage their existing IRAs, 401(s) and other investment accounts. According to the... Read more
4d
TechCrunch
Dodge Kickstarter Fees And Take Crowdfunding On Your Site With Celery LaunchWhy pay Kickstarter 5% or Indiegogo 4% to 9% when most crowdfunding traffic com
Dodge Kickstarter Fees And Take Crowdfunding On Your Site With Celery Launch
TechCrunch / Posted 4 days ago
Why pay Kickstarter 5% or Indiegogo 4% to 9% when most crowdfunding traffic comes from project creators and their own promotion? And why publicize a crowdfunding page that will only live for a month instead of a business’ own website that can take... Read more
4d
TechCrunch
Codementor, A Learning Platform For Developers, Launches Live Group ClassesCodementor, an open marketplace for code instructors, is ramping up its service
Codementor, A Learning Platform For Developers, Launches Live Group Classes
TechCrunch / Posted 4 days ago
Codementor, an open marketplace for code instructors, is ramping up its services with the launch of live group classes. The startup, a Y Combinator alum, also announced that it has doubled its seed funding to $1.2 million. Its new investors include... Read more
6d
Entrpreneur
15 Resources for Hiring an All-Star TeamYou need a team of all-stars -- people who can take your business to the next l
15 Resources for Hiring an All-Star Team
Entrpreneur / Posted 6 days ago
You need a team of all-stars -- people who can take your business to the next level and help shape the kind of organization you want to become. “If each of us hires people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs,” said the... Read more
6d
TechCrunch
Having Won Over VCs, Y Combinator Turns To LPsLast week, Y Combinator ran investors through 105 presentations by early-stage
Having Won Over VCs, Y Combinator Turns To LPs
TechCrunch / Posted 6 days ago
Last week, Y Combinator ran investors through 105 presentations by early-stage startups in a two-day show it calls Demo Day. The pace of deal-making for such events, staged every summer and winter, has grown so feverish that the incubator introduced... Read more
6d
Business Insider
London fashion startup Thread just received £5 million in fundingLondon-based fashion tech startup Thread has secured $8 million (£5 million) in
London fashion startup Thread just received £5 million in funding
Business Insider / Posted 6 days ago
London-based fashion tech startup Thread has secured $8 million (£5 million) in a Series A round of funding led by Balderton Capital, the co-founders of Google-owned DeepMind and a number of other angel investors from the fashion and tech... Read more
6d
Business Spectator
Sleeping their way to the topNate Blecharczyk: “It’s not just here to stay, it’s bigger than people imagined
Sleeping their way to the top
Business Spectator / Posted 6 days ago
Nate Blecharczyk: “It’s not just here to stay, it’s bigger than people imagined.” Picture: David ElliottSource: News Corp Australia It’s early 2009 and Airbnb is struggling. The three friends who launched an accommodation revolution from their... Read more
7d
Business Insider
The pot industry is being cannibalized by startupsThe pot industry is not just for growers anymore. Tech entrepreneurs with high
The pot industry is being cannibalized by startups
Business Insider / Posted 7 days ago
The pot industry is not just for growers anymore. Tech entrepreneurs with high ambitions are finding money in applying startup solutions to the budding industry. But, startups aren't stopping at delivery. Two new Y-Combinator backed companies are... Read more
10d
TechCrunch
LawDingo Adds Accountants, Doctors And Therapists To Its Platform For Remote ConsultationsAs I’ve written in the past, the Y Combinator-incubated startup promises to con
LawDingo Adds Accountants, Doctors And Therapists To Its Platform For Remote Consultations
TechCrunch / Posted 10 days ago
As I’ve written in the past, the Y Combinator-incubated startup promises to connect you with a lawyer instantly, usually over the phone. The idea is to help users get legal advice quickly and affordably, and to help lawyers reach new customers, even... Read more
10d
Bizjournals
Ashton Kutcher tops ranking of celebrity angel investors that includes Joe MontanaWhen it comes to angel investors, some become stars because of their acumen at
Ashton Kutcher tops ranking of celebrity angel investors that includes Joe Montana
Bizjournals / Posted 10 days ago
When it comes to angel investors, some become stars because of their acumen at picking winners and others become investors because they are stars. The model-turned-actor who started out in "That 70s Show" and played Apple founder Steve Jobs in the... Read more
10d
TechCrunch
Here Are The 52 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 2Hardware was the clear cut theme of Day 1, Demo Day 2 of Y Combinator’s Summer
Here Are The 52 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 2
TechCrunch / Posted 10 days ago
Hardware was the clear cut theme of Day 1, Demo Day 2 of Y Combinator’s Summer 2015 was a bit more… eclectic. Moving services! Streaming services! Hotel booking, augmented reality, eSports! There was a little somethin’ for everybody today. Want to... Read more
11d
Business Insider
Silicon Valley's top startup factory has a clever way to make sure investors follow through on 'handshake' dealsIn Silicon Valley, a handshake deal can make or break a startup. Things move to
Silicon Valley's top startup factory has a clever way to make sure investors follow through on 'handshake' deals
Business Insider / Posted 11 days ago
In Silicon Valley, a handshake deal can make or break a startup. Things move too fast, so investments and companies can fall apart if the funding doesn't come through. It's especially hard when investors are listening to pitches from as many as 100... Read more
11d
TechCrunch
Y Combinator Gets Hardcore About Hardware“Hey Robot, make me a sandwich”, I yelled over the ruckus of Y Combinator Demo
Y Combinator Gets Hardcore About Hardware
TechCrunch / Posted 11 days ago
“Hey Robot, make me a sandwich”, I yelled over the ruckus of Y Combinator Demo Day’s break room. The traditional catered lunch had been replaced with a new buffet: hardware startups. Sandwichbots, teabots, futuristic shower heads, and... Read more
11d
TechCrunch
Airbnb On Building A Global CompanyMore posts by this contributor: In 2008, Airbnb co-founders Brian Chesky and J
Airbnb On Building A Global Company
TechCrunch / Posted 11 days ago
More posts by this contributor: In 2008, Airbnb co-founders Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia could barely make rent. But, after hosting strangers on air mattresses at their apartment, they came up with a crazy business concept — people paying to stay in... Read more
11d
TechCrunch
Where Are They Now? Startup Battlefield Competitor CinderDisrupt SF 2015 is right around the corner, so we thought we’d catch up on one
Where Are They Now? Startup Battlefield Competitor Cinder
TechCrunch / Posted 11 days ago
Disrupt SF 2015 is right around the corner, so we thought we’d catch up on one of last year’s Battlefield contestants — Cinder. Cinder didn’t win the competition, but they’ve been doing some pretty good things since the show. Here’s a bit more about... Read more
11d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
New start-ups want to become the 'African Netflix'PARIS - A crop of new tech entrepreneurs from Africa and its diaspora are hopin
New start-ups want to become the 'African Netflix'
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 11 days ago
PARIS - A crop of new tech entrepreneurs from Africa and its diaspora are hoping to build a bridge between the continent's growing middle class and booming film industry in a quest to become the "African Netflix". A crop of new tech entrepreneurs... Read more
11d
PhysOrg
New start-ups want to become the 'African Netflix'A crop of new tech entrepreneurs from Africa and its diaspora are hoping to bri
New start-ups want to become the 'African Netflix'
PhysOrg / Posted 11 days ago
A crop of new tech entrepreneurs from Africa and its diaspora are hoping to bridge the continent's growing middle class and booming film industry in a quest to become the "African Netflix". On its own, the Nigerian cinema industry—known as... Read more
11d
TechCrunch
The 50 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 1Hardware took the spotlight at today’s Y Combinator Demo Day, reflecting a majo
The 50 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 1
TechCrunch / Posted 11 days ago
Hardware took the spotlight at today’s Y Combinator Demo Day, reflecting a major shift of the accelerator beyond the cliche mobile app startup. Out of the 50 companies from the Summer 2015 batch that demoed on the record today, 20 featured hardware.... Read more
12d
TechCrunch
Traversal Networks Wants To Be Your Company’s Cyber Security DepartmentImagine a company that installs an appliance to monitor your network for malici
Traversal Networks Wants To Be Your Company’s Cyber Security Department
TechCrunch / Posted 12 days ago
Imagine a company that installs an appliance to monitor your network for malicious activity, then broadcasts that security data to a cloud service and has experts watching and responding to any real threats. That’s what Traversal Networks, a member... Read more
12d
Bizjournals
Mattermark ranks 10 hot startups pitching at this week's 2-day Y Combinator Demo DaysDeath and hiring appear to be among the hottest topics coming up the at Y Combi
Mattermark ranks 10 hot startups pitching at this week's 2-day Y Combinator Demo Days
Bizjournals / Posted 12 days ago
Death and hiring appear to be among the hottest topics coming up the at Y Combinator's Summer Demo Days on Tuesday and Wednesday. Three others in the top 10 are focused on helping employers make the right hiring decisions. Mattermark bases its... Read more
13d
TechCrunch
The Ticket Fairy Pays You To Bring Friends To EventsIf you convince all your friends to go to a concert, shouldn’t the promoter giv
The Ticket Fairy Pays You To Bring Friends To Events
TechCrunch / Posted 13 days ago
If you convince all your friends to go to a concert, shouldn’t the promoter give you a discount? Now they can with The Ticket Fairy, a full-stack events marketing and analytics suite coming out of stealth from Y Combinator today. The Ticket Fairy’s... Read more
13d
TechCrunch
Tech808 Merges The Worlds Of Hip-Hop And EntrepreneurshipThis past Saturday in Oakland, CA, about 120 underrepresented people in tech —
Tech808 Merges The Worlds Of Hip-Hop And Entrepreneurship
TechCrunch / Posted 13 days ago
This past Saturday in Oakland, CA, about 120 underrepresented people in tech — ranging from aspiring entrepreneurs to BlackGirlsCODE students to tech leaders — gathered inside ImpactHub Oakland for Tech808, an intimate startup conference inspired by... Read more
13d
Business Insider
A Y Combinator-backed startup is trying to solve Wall Street's millennial problemA new generation of millennial investors is coming of age with money to save. B
A Y Combinator-backed startup is trying to solve Wall Street's millennial problem
Business Insider / Posted 13 days ago
A new generation of millennial investors is coming of age with money to save. But one problem for Wall Street is that many of these millennials still have scarring memories of the financial crisis that make them wary of investing. "They don't trust... Read more
13d
TechCrunch
P2P Payments App Xendit Launches In IndonesiaThe company is billing itself as a more private money-transfer service that’ll
P2P Payments App Xendit Launches In Indonesia
TechCrunch / Posted 13 days ago
The company is billing itself as a more private money-transfer service that’ll beat companies like Venmo to the market in Southeast Asia. Users can transfer money within private groups, as well as chat, but it’s not about making those transactions... Read more
13d
TechCrunch
Backed Drip Capital Provides Small Businesses With Working Capital, LoansWith a broader U.S. economic recovery under way, loans to small businesses that
Backed Drip Capital Provides Small Businesses With Working Capital, Loans
TechCrunch / Posted 13 days ago
With a broader U.S. economic recovery under way, loans to small businesses that fall under the $1 million mark have still been slow to recover. A Y Combinator startup called Drip Capital is looking to step in with a new product for working capital... Read more
13d
Daily Mail
Millionaire Silicon Valley executive the victim of Asian hate crimeMillionaire founder of tech firm sold to Amazon for $1billion the victim of Asi
Millionaire Silicon Valley executive the victim of Asian hate crime
Daily Mail / Posted 13 days ago
Millionaire founder of tech firm sold to Amazon for $1billion the victim of Asian hate crime as bearded man in skinny jeans scrawls abuse on San Francisco mansion Justin Kan, founder of gaming site Twitch, was targeted on Saturday Security footage... Read more
13d
Business Insider
These two guys launched a Y Combinator-backed startup to build the LinkedIn for small businessesBefore Sumir Meghani and Saureen Shah became Google engineers, they dipped thei
These two guys launched a Y Combinator-backed startup to build the LinkedIn for small businesses
Business Insider / Posted 13 days ago
Before Sumir Meghani and Saureen Shah became Google engineers, they dipped their toes into much smaller ventures. Meghani was raised by two small business owners, and Shah used to be a McDonald's cashier. Now the 34-year olds have teamed up to... Read more
13d
Mashable
Someone scrawled racist graffiti on Twitch founder's houseWhat's This?Justin Kan, from Y Combinator, and TechCrunch Moderator Matthew Pan
Someone scrawled racist graffiti on Twitch founder's house
Mashable / Posted 13 days ago
What's This?Justin Kan, from Y Combinator, and TechCrunch Moderator Matthew Panzarino on stage during the 2014 TechCrunch Disrupt Europe/London at The Old Billingsgate on October 20, 2014 in London, England Image: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for... Read more
15d
TechCrunch
BuildUp Fellows Program Aims To Nurture Underrepresented Founders In TechThere’s no shortage of tech accelerators and incubators, with the likes of Y Co
BuildUp Fellows Program Aims To Nurture Underrepresented Founders In Tech
TechCrunch / Posted 15 days ago
There’s no shortage of tech accelerators and incubators, with the likes of Y Combinator, 500 Startups and TechStars. All three of them have addressed diversity in their own ways, but more could always be done. Enter the BuildUp Fellows program, an... Read more
16d
Entrpreneur
9 Intangible Assets Dominant Entrepreneurs PossessEntrepreneur and CultureIQ are searching for the top high-performing cultures t
9 Intangible Assets Dominant Entrepreneurs Possess
Entrpreneur / Posted 16 days ago
Entrepreneur and CultureIQ are searching for the top high-performing cultures to be featured on our annual list. Think your company has what it takes? Click here to get started. Lose your degree. Years of experience can never fully convey your... Read more
16d
TechCrunch
MissTravel Will Find A Sugar Daddy To, Uh, “Sponsor” Your VacationEver wanted to travel to an exotic island for a week but didn’t have the cash?
MissTravel Will Find A Sugar Daddy To, Uh, “Sponsor” Your Vacation
TechCrunch / Posted 16 days ago
Ever wanted to travel to an exotic island for a week but didn’t have the cash? Well, thanks to MissTravel, that’s not a problem anymore — if, and it’s a big if, you’re a young, attractive woman who’s willing to swipe right on a lonely, wealthy travel... Read more
16d
Simcoe Reformer
Connecting businesses with hopefulsAs a former owner of several Marble Slab Creamery stores in southwestern Ontari
Connecting businesses with hopefuls
Simcoe Reformer / Posted 16 days ago
As a former owner of several Marble Slab Creamery stores in southwestern Ontario, Simcoe native Rob Hunter was faced with a dilemma. He reviewed hundreds of resumes and conducted dozens of interviews, but there was always a chance good workers would... Read more
16d
TechCrunch
13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This WeekThis week, Google announced a major corporate restructuring, Samsung introduced
13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week
TechCrunch / Posted 16 days ago
This week, Google announced a major corporate restructuring, Samsung introduced two new flagship smartphones and Tinder took to Twitter in a full-blown PR meltdown. These are the stories to catch you up on everything that’s happened this week in the... Read more
16d
TechCrunch
TetraScience’s Internet-Of-Instruments Could Supercharge ResearchThere are estimated to be over 13 million scientists globally, almost all of wh
TetraScience’s Internet-Of-Instruments Could Supercharge Research
TechCrunch / Posted 16 days ago
There are estimated to be over 13 million scientists globally, almost all of whom have to enter the results of their work manually, often by hand in a notebook. Sure, much of it gets entered into computers. But time is wasted managing data, and... Read more
16d
TechCrunch
TetraScience’s Internet-Of-Instruments Could Supercharge ResearchThere are estimated to be over 13 million scientists globally, almost all of wh
TetraScience’s Internet-Of-Instruments Could Supercharge Research
TechCrunch / Posted 16 days ago
There are estimated to be over 13 million scientists globally, almost all of whom have to enter the results of their work manually, often by hand in a notebook. Sure, much of it gets entered into computers. But time is wasted managing data, and... Read more
17d
Market Watch
Water-efficent shower Nebia raises more than $1.3 million on KickstarterSilicon Valley tech giants and Kickstarter backers are flocking to a water-cons
Water-efficent shower Nebia raises more than $1.3 million on Kickstarter
Market Watch / Posted 17 days ago
Silicon Valley tech giants and Kickstarter backers are flocking to a water-conserving shower head as a solution for the California drought. The shower head atomizes water to create millions of water droplets and a surface area 10 times greater than... Read more
2 related stories
17d
Market Watch
Water-efficent shower Nebia raises more than $1.3 million on KickstarterSilicon Valley tech giants and Kickstarter backers are flocking to a water-cons
Water-efficent shower Nebia raises more than $1.3 million on Kickstarter
Market Watch / Posted 17 days ago
Silicon Valley tech giants and Kickstarter backers are flocking to a water-conserving shower head as a solution for the California drought. The shower head atomizes water to create millions of water droplets and a surface area 10 times greater than... Read more
2 related stories
17d
Business Insider
A new Y Combinator startup wants to help freelancers get paid fasterIf you're a freelancer writing for a publication, you often have to wait around
A new Y Combinator startup wants to help freelancers get paid faster
Business Insider / Posted 17 days ago
If you're a freelancer writing for a publication, you often have to wait around before you can get paid. Tesorio, a new startup coming out of Y Combinator, doesn't want you to wait 60 days to get paid money you've earned for work you've already... Read more
17d
Field Technologies Online
Digital Wallet Devices Mobile Payment Management Services Gain A Distinct Advantage In The Digital Payment Evolution As Demand Continues To GrowNXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) News: Strategic Advisor to NXT-ID, SoundView Techno
Digital Wallet Devices Mobile Payment Management Services Gain A Distinct Advantage In The Digital Payment Evolution As Demand Continues To Grow
Field Technologies Online / Posted 17 days ago
NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) News: Strategic Advisor to NXT-ID, SoundView Technology Group Issues NXT-ID Updated Report; Major Progress Now On Sale - Includes Intrinsic Valuation (IV) value of$7.47/share - SoundView is tweaking its model to account... Read more
18d
Business Insider
There's a big shift going on in startups, and this company just got caught in the middleZen99, which offered tax help and other services for contractors like Uber driv
There's a big shift going on in startups, and this company just got caught in the middle
Business Insider / Posted 18 days ago
Zen99, which offered tax help and other services for contractors like Uber drivers, announced today that it will be closing its doors on August 25 and return the remaining money to its investors, according to a Medium post by its CEO and founder... Read more
18d
Mashable
Google's Alphabet rollout could still be a Qwikster-level farceWhat's This?Alphabet CEO Larry Page, back when he was Google CEO in May 2015.
Google's Alphabet rollout could still be a Qwikster-level farce
Mashable / Posted 18 days ago
What's This?Alphabet CEO Larry Page, back when he was Google CEO in May 2015. Image: Christoph Dernbach/picture-alliance/dpa/Associated Press Remember Qwikster? If you were a Netflix user in 2011, or simply a fan of major business debacles, chances... Read more
595 related stories
18d
TechCrunch
And Just Like Magic, GoButler Is A Virtual Assistant Founded By Ex-Rocket Internet Execs“Text us to get whatever you want, whenever you want, wherever you are – it’s r
And Just Like Magic, GoButler Is A Virtual Assistant Founded By Ex-Rocket Internet Execs
TechCrunch / Posted 18 days ago
“Text us to get whatever you want, whenever you want, wherever you are – it’s really simple and cool,” says GoButler co-founder CEO Navid Hadzaad. He could of course be describing Magic, the Silicon Valley startup (and Y Combinator alum) that offers... Read more
18d
Entrpreneur
4 Definitive Ways to Grow Your StartupCongratulations! If you're reading this, you’ve probably achieved product/marke
4 Definitive Ways to Grow Your Startup
Entrpreneur / Posted 18 days ago
Congratulations! If you're reading this, you’ve probably achieved product/market fit. The new step, of course, is . . . growth. And on this subject, Paul Graham, founder of Y Combinator says, “A startup is a company designed to grow fast. The good... Read more
18d
Business Standard India
Pakistani start-up Markhor accepted by Y CombinatorArtisanal shoes start-up Markhor first made headlines when they exceeded their
Pakistani start-up Markhor accepted by Y Combinator
Business Standard India / Posted 18 days ago
Artisanal shoes start-up Markhor first made headlines when they exceeded their Kickstarter funding target by $92,000, with pledges coming from 508 people in 32 different countries. Since then, the Pakistani social enterprise has been incubated at... Read more
19d
Mashable
BMW owns Alphabet.com and it's not selling it to GooglePerhaps Google (Alphabet?) should have googled its new name before it decided t
BMW owns Alphabet.com and it's not selling it to Google
Mashable / Posted 19 days ago
Perhaps Google (Alphabet?) should have googled its new name before it decided to restructure the whole company. The New York Times reports that Google's new parent company, Alphabet, has encountered an issue with german automaker BMW, which owns a... Read more
595 related stories
More

People in this news