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TechCrunch
Technical recruiting platform Triplebyte launches engineer genome projectagree on the same criteria, but the weight they assign to each one varies drama
Technical recruiting platform Triplebyte launches engineer genome project
TechCrunch / Posted 12 hours ago
agree on the same criteria, but the weight they assign to each one varies dramatically,” Triplebyte co-founder and former Y Combinator partner Harj Taggar told me. “So, some people care a lot about technical communication and other companies care... Read more
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TechCrunch
Instacart, PlateJoy partner to deliver recommended groceries to dietersgets a cut of sales in exchange for leads or new customers it generates for its
Instacart, PlateJoy partner to deliver recommended groceries to dieters
TechCrunch / Posted yesterday
gets a cut of sales in exchange for leads or new customers it generates for its partner. Both companies are backed by Y Combinator. Via PlateJoy, users will pay the cost of ingredients plus a $7 delivery fee, typically, Bognet said. However,... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
A basic income should be the Next Big Thingtoday, not only in Washington think tanks but in Silicon Valley, as my Bloomber
A basic income should be the Next Big Thing
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 2 days ago
today, not only in Washington think tanks but in Silicon Valley, as my Bloomberg View colleague, Justin Fox, has written. Y Combinator, a venture-capital firm, is launching a five-year research project, for example. The goal is to give a randomly... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
8 Companies Making Payment Handling Easyonline purchase, allowing businesses to maintain a limit and earn points as the
8 Companies Making Payment Handling Easy
Stamford Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
online purchase, allowing businesses to maintain a limit and earn points as they would with other cards. Among the latest Y Combinator graduates is Kickpay, a startup that issues cash advances based on a business’s outstanding invoices. The... Read more
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Connecticut Post
8 Companies Making Payment Handling Easyonline purchase, allowing businesses to maintain a limit and earn points as the
8 Companies Making Payment Handling Easy
Connecticut Post / Posted 2 days ago
online purchase, allowing businesses to maintain a limit and earn points as they would with other cards. Among the latest Y Combinator graduates is Kickpay, a startup that issues cash advances based on a business’s outstanding invoices. The... Read more
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Swissinfo
Universal Basic Income Should Be the Next Big Thing: Paula Dwyertoday, not only in Washington think tanks but in Silicon Valley, as my Bloomber
Universal Basic Income Should Be the Next Big Thing: Paula Dwyer
Swissinfo / Posted 2 days ago
today, not only in Washington think tanks but in Silicon Valley, as my Bloomberg View colleague, Justin Fox, has written. Y Combinator, a venture-capital firm, is launching a five-year research project, for example. The goal is to give a randomly... Read more
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Namibia Economist
More particle than waveASKED by a journalist in April about Canada’s role in fighting Islamic State, J
More particle than wave
Namibia Economist / Posted 3 days ago
ASKED by a journalist in April about Canada’s role in fighting Islamic State, Justin Trudeau, the prime minister, came back with a pithy lecture on quantum computing. “The uncertainty around quantum states,” he explained, lets quantum computers... Read more
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Mashable
9 things that'll help your startup grow after the incubator stagein the U.S. in 1959? Now flash forward to today and there are more than 7,000 i
9 things that'll help your startup grow after the incubator stage
Mashable / Posted 4 days ago
in the U.S. in 1959? Now flash forward to today and there are more than 7,000 incubators worldwide (including Paul Graham’s Y Combinator). For decades, they have been helping startups with everything from technology training, crafting pitches,... Read more
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Business Insider
Billionaire investor Chris Sacca told an amazing story about how obsessed Kobe Bryant is with being a successful investor in the start-up worldIt’s Kobe, reading this article, checking out this tweet, following this guy, d
Billionaire investor Chris Sacca told an amazing story about how obsessed Kobe Bryant is with being a successful investor in the start-up world
Business Insider / Posted 5 days ago
It’s Kobe, reading this article, checking out this tweet, following this guy, diving into this Ted Talk, diving into the Y Combinator Demo Day stuff. And I’m getting these texts, literally two or three in the morning, and my wife is like, are you... Read more
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New Kerala
IIT-Kgp ex-students develop driverless shuttles (Lead, with correction in para one) - newkerala.com #56618Kolkata, April 29 : Self-driving shuttles for in-campus travel, designed by a t
IIT-Kgp ex-students develop driverless shuttles (Lead, with correction in para one) - newkerala.com #56618
New Kerala / Posted 5 days ago
Kolkata, April 29 : Self-driving shuttles for in-campus travel, designed by a team of ex-students from IIT-Kharagpur's Robotics Research Group, would reduce operating costs by 40 to 60 percent, a statement from the institute said on Friday. Powered... Read more
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Fortune
Elon Musk Opens Up a Free Training Gym for Artificial IntelligenceOpenAI, the artificial intelligence company backed by Tesla and SpaceX boss Elo
Elon Musk Opens Up a Free Training Gym for Artificial Intelligence
Fortune / Posted 5 days ago
OpenAI, the artificial intelligence company backed by Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk, is building out a new kind of free training “gym” for computer programmers. It’s called the “OpenAI Gym,” and it’s an open source tool to get developers around... Read more
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New Kerala
IIT-Kgp students develop driverless shuttles - newkerala.com #56349Kolkata, April 29 : Self-driving shuttles for in-campus travel, designed by a t
IIT-Kgp students develop driverless shuttles - newkerala.com #56349
New Kerala / Posted 5 days ago
Kolkata, April 29 : Self-driving shuttles for in-campus travel, designed by a team of students from IIT-Kharagpur's Robotics Research Group, would reduce operating costs by 40 to 60 percent, a statement from the institute said on Friday. Powered by... Read more
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Business Insider
This startup just brought on a key former Salesforce exec as it works to pick up Google's slackown way, for their own sites and apps. So far, Algolia has raised $21 million
This startup just brought on a key former Salesforce exec as it works to pick up Google's slack
Business Insider / Posted 7 days ago
own way, for their own sites and apps. So far, Algolia has raised $21 million from investors including Accel Partners, the Y Combinator and 500 Startups accelerator programs, and Docker founder Solomon Hykes. And customers like Medium, Twitter's... Read more
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The Economic Times
Why Indian roads will take decades to be ready for self-driving carsdid not have a market for autonomous cars, but they found nourishment elsewhere
Why Indian roads will take decades to be ready for self-driving cars
The Economic Times / Posted 7 days ago
did not have a market for autonomous cars, but they found nourishment elsewhere. They got seed money from the accelerator Y Combinator, and moved to the Valley last year to found Auro Robotics. Last week, they raised $2 million from a set of... Read more
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The Economic Times
IIT to Silicon Valley: The long road to autonomous carsdid not have a market for autonomous cars, but they found nourishment elsewhere
IIT to Silicon Valley: The long road to autonomous cars
The Economic Times / Posted 7 days ago
did not have a market for autonomous cars, but they found nourishment elsewhere. They got seed money from the accelerator Y Combinator, and moved to the Valley last year to found Auro Robotics. Last week, they raised $2 million from a set of... Read more
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TechCrunch
A Silicon Valley VC says investors from China are joining Series A deals, and they’re playing “hardball”idea. We’re basically handing them a near blank check. But valuations are down
A Silicon Valley VC says investors from China are joining Series A deals, and they’re playing “hardball”
TechCrunch / Posted 7 days ago
idea. We’re basically handing them a near blank check. But valuations are down elsewhere. The average thing coming out of Y Combinator is probably a half to three quarters of what it was [in terms of valuation in recent years]. The average... Read more
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Investopedia
Impraise Raises $1.6 Million in Seed Fundingreviews can be equally as disliked by the manager that is giving the review. I
Impraise Raises $1.6 Million in Seed Funding
Investopedia / Posted 7 days ago
reviews can be equally as disliked by the manager that is giving the review. Impraise, a New York City startup, and Y Combinator alum hopes to address these issues. The startup announced that it has raised $1.6 million in seed funding. Lead... Read more
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TechCrunch
Eden on-demand tech support service launches in OaklandOakland to San Francisco to the Peninsula, including Palo Alto and Mountain Vie
Eden on-demand tech support service launches in Oakland
TechCrunch / Posted 7 days ago
Oakland to San Francisco to the Peninsula, including Palo Alto and Mountain View. Eden launched almost a year ago out of Y Combinator accelerator. Back then, Eden offered on-demand tech help and installation to consumers for $70/hour. The... Read more
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TechCrunch
Amazon Alexa is now available on first device not made by Amazondebut launch partners for AVS was Scout, which said it would build Alexa into i
Amazon Alexa is now available on first device not made by Amazon
TechCrunch / Posted 7 days ago
debut launch partners for AVS was Scout, which said it would build Alexa into its own home security system. Another is the Y Combinator grad Toymail, which reimagines the mobile phone for kids by housing messaging features in a cuddly toy. Ford... Read more
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TechCrunch
ClearTax nabs $1.3M to make filing taxes online in India less stressfulfiling taxes online easier, but the process can still be, well, taxing. ClearTa
ClearTax nabs $1.3M to make filing taxes online in India less stressful
TechCrunch / Posted 7 days ago
filing taxes online easier, but the process can still be, well, taxing. ClearTax wants to make it easier. The startup, a Y Combinator alum, just raised angel funding of $1.3 million. Investors include Max Levchin (this is the PayPal co-founder’s... Read more
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Wired News
Inside OpenAI, Elon Musk’s Wild Plan to Set Artificial Intelligence Freewas a little weird that Elon Musk, founder of electric car maker Tesla, and Sam
Inside OpenAI, Elon Musk’s Wild Plan to Set Artificial Intelligence Free
Wired News / Posted 7 days ago
was a little weird that Elon Musk, founder of electric car maker Tesla, and Sam Altman, president of famed tech incubator Y Combinator, unveiled their new artificial intelligence company at the tail end of a weeklong AI conference in Montreal this... Read more
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Technode
Time Warner Invests $10M In Live Streaming App Kamcordgaming broadcasting, provides a software developer kit (SDK) so that players ca
Time Warner Invests $10M In Live Streaming App Kamcord
Technode / Posted 7 days ago
gaming broadcasting, provides a software developer kit (SDK) so that players can record their game play. In December 2014, Y Combinator graduate Kamcord raised a $15 million USD from Tencent, billion-dollar Japanese gaming firm GungHo to cement... Read more
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Popular Science Australia
HTC Is Launching A Virtual Reality Acceleratorlike HTC's Vive X offer monetary and non-monetary assistance to startups to inc
HTC Is Launching A Virtual Reality Accelerator
Popular Science Australia / Posted 8 days ago
like HTC's Vive X offer monetary and non-monetary assistance to startups to incubate their ideas. Competitive programs like Y Combinator take the best seed ideas and fund them toward success, in exchange for a share of equity. Think Shark Tank with... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Social crowdfunding app Tilt lets Aussies pass around the digital hatAnother step towards the cashless society, Tilt makes its easy to chip in money
Social crowdfunding app Tilt lets Aussies pass around the digital hat
Brisbane Times / Posted 8 days ago
Another step towards the cashless society, Tilt makes its easy to chip in money without reaching for your wallet. A little like Kickstarter between friends, social payment app Tilt lets users collect funds to pay for anything from a joint birthday... Read more
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WA Today
Social crowdfunding app Tilt lets Aussies pass around the digital hatAnother step towards the cashless society, Tilt makes its easy to chip in money
Social crowdfunding app Tilt lets Aussies pass around the digital hat
WA Today / Posted 8 days ago
Another step towards the cashless society, Tilt makes its easy to chip in money without reaching for your wallet. A little like Kickstarter between friends, social payment app Tilt lets users collect funds to pay for anything from a joint birthday... Read more
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The Age
Social crowdfunding app Tilt lets Aussies pass around the digital hatTilt is like quick crowd-funding for friends. Photo: Tilt Another step towards
Social crowdfunding app Tilt lets Aussies pass around the digital hat
The Age / Posted 8 days ago
Tilt is like quick crowd-funding for friends. Photo: Tilt Another step towards the cashless society, Tilt makes its easy to chip in money without reaching for your wallet. A little like Kickstarter between friends, social payment app Tilt lets... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Social crowdfunding app Tilt lets Aussies pass around the digital hatTilt is like quick crowd-funding for friends. Photo: Tilt Another step towards
Social crowdfunding app Tilt lets Aussies pass around the digital hat
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 8 days ago
Tilt is like quick crowd-funding for friends. Photo: Tilt Another step towards the cashless society, Tilt makes its easy to chip in money without reaching for your wallet. A little like Kickstarter between friends, social payment app Tilt lets... Read more
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Canberra Times
Social crowdfunding app Tilt lets Aussies pass around the digital hatAnother step towards the cashless society, Tilt makes its easy to chip in money
Social crowdfunding app Tilt lets Aussies pass around the digital hat
Canberra Times / Posted 8 days ago
Another step towards the cashless society, Tilt makes its easy to chip in money without reaching for your wallet. A little like Kickstarter between friends, social payment app Tilt lets users collect funds to pay for anything from a joint birthday... Read more
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New Kerala
ClearTax raises USD 1.3 million from Max Levchin - newkerala.com #54738round included WhatsApp's Business Head Neeraj Arora, Angel List Founder and CE
ClearTax raises USD 1.3 million from Max Levchin - newkerala.com #54738
New Kerala / Posted 8 days ago
round included WhatsApp's Business Head Neeraj Arora, Angel List Founder and CEO Naval Ravikant, Dropbox VP Ruchi Sanghvi, Y Combinator alum Sumon Sadhu and Flexport's Founder and CEO Ryan Petersen. Speaking on the announcement, Spokesperson,... Read more
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The News-Times
5 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneurabout what it takes make it, he or she will most likely mention one of these si
5 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur
The News-Times / Posted 9 days ago
about what it takes make it, he or she will most likely mention one of these signs. 1. You can execute on your ideas. "Y Combinator doesn't invest in ideas, it invests in people" -- Paul Graham Execution is everything for startups. You may... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
5 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneurabout what it takes make it, he or she will most likely mention one of these si
5 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur
Stamford Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
about what it takes make it, he or she will most likely mention one of these signs. 1. You can execute on your ideas. "Y Combinator doesn't invest in ideas, it invests in people" -- Paul Graham Execution is everything for startups. You may... Read more
3 related stories
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Connecticut Post
5 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneurabout what it takes make it, he or she will most likely mention one of these si
5 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur
Connecticut Post / Posted 9 days ago
about what it takes make it, he or she will most likely mention one of these signs. 1. You can execute on your ideas. "Y Combinator doesn't invest in ideas, it invests in people" -- Paul Graham Execution is everything for startups. You may... Read more
3 related stories
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Greenwich Time
5 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneurabout what it takes make it, he or she will most likely mention one of these si
5 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur
Greenwich Time / Posted 9 days ago
about what it takes make it, he or she will most likely mention one of these signs. 1. You can execute on your ideas. "Y Combinator doesn't invest in ideas, it invests in people" -- Paul Graham Execution is everything for startups. You may... Read more
3 related stories
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TechCrunch
Kamcord bags $10M led by Time Warner to tackle live-streaming like a media businessToday is a big day for Y Combinator graduate Kamcord, after the San Francisco-b
Kamcord bags $10M led by Time Warner to tackle live-streaming like a media business
TechCrunch / Posted 9 days ago
Today is a big day for Y Combinator graduate Kamcord, after the San Francisco-based startup announced a $10 million Series C round led by Time Warner, and a move that expands its streaming focus from mobile games to any app. Kamcord last raised... Read more
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TechCrunch
MemSQL raises $36M Series C round for its in-memory database platformKhosla Ventures, Data Collective, IA Ventures and First Round Capital also part
MemSQL raises $36M Series C round for its in-memory database platform
TechCrunch / Posted 13 days ago
Khosla Ventures, Data Collective, IA Ventures and First Round Capital also participated. MemSQL, which graduated from Y Combinator back in 2011, is plays in the same real-time big data analysis market that also includes the likes of... Read more
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Business Insider
A Silicon Valley entrepreneur says basic income would work even if 90% of people smoked weed instead of workingstatus that covers basic expenses like food, clothing, and shelter. The US pus
A Silicon Valley entrepreneur says basic income would work even if 90% of people smoked weed instead of working
Business Insider / Posted 15 days ago
status that covers basic expenses like food, clothing, and shelter. The US push is being led by Altman and his cohorts at Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's largest startup accelerator. Its past success stories include Airbnb, Reddit, and... Read more
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TechCrunch
Press a button, play a chord on Magic Instruments’ digital guitarhas made everything else easier, so why not the six-string? That premise earned
Press a button, play a chord on Magic Instruments’ digital guitar
TechCrunch / Posted 15 days ago
has made everything else easier, so why not the six-string? That premise earned Magic Instruments a spot in the latest Y Combinator accelerator class. Rather than a plastic toggle switch like Guitar Hero, the Rhythm Guitar has fake strings to... Read more
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TechCrunch
GitLab-Digital Ocean partnership to provide free hosting for continuous online code testingelastic access as the open source users. GitLab launched in 2011, but became G
GitLab-Digital Ocean partnership to provide free hosting for continuous online code testing
TechCrunch / Posted 15 days ago
elastic access as the open source users. GitLab launched in 2011, but became GitLab, Inc in 2014. It was a member of the Y Combinator class of 2015 and has grown from the 9 employees it started with in YC to over 70 today. It’s raised over $5.5... Read more
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TechCrunch
The first comprehensive study on women in venture capital and their impact on female foundersdirector in Mexico. On the other hand, the five most active seed investors by r
The first comprehensive study on women in venture capital and their impact on female founders
TechCrunch / Posted 15 days ago
director in Mexico. On the other hand, the five most active seed investors by round — 500 Startups, Wayra, Startup Chile, Y Combinator and TechStars — each have at least one female investing partner. The charts below rank top seed firms’... Read more
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Zawya
The new face of Qatari startupsQatarThe new face of Qatari startups Qatar says OPEC needs time for freeze deal Ov
The new face of Qatari startupsQatar
Zawya / Posted 15 days ago
The new face of Qatari startups Qatar says OPEC needs time for freeze deal Over here at Qatar Today, we have always had a special place in our hearts (and our pages) for local startups. There is an energy here that is infectious. A culture that is... Read more
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Fortune
How One Young UC Berkeley Alumnus Wants to Boost His Alma Mater's Startupsfund partially backed by the university itself. Successful alumni like PayPal c
How One Young UC Berkeley Alumnus Wants to Boost His Alma Mater's Startups
Fortune / Posted 16 days ago
fund partially backed by the university itself. Successful alumni like PayPal co-founder and famed investor Peter Thiel and Y Combinator president Sam Altman have also taught classes about startups. At UC Berkeley, it’s largely been a different... Read more
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The Verge
Tech's favorite policy, universal basic income, is about to get its first big testthere’s fairly little data about how it would work," wrote Sam Altman, presiden
Tech's favorite policy, universal basic income, is about to get its first big test
The Verge / Posted 16 days ago
there’s fairly little data about how it would work," wrote Sam Altman, president of the iconic startup incubator, Y Combinator. "I think it’s good to start studying this early. I’m fairly confident that at some point in the future, as... Read more
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CBS News
Could this device cure your child's night terrors?Biodesign Program, Rink and Borias created a device they call the Lully Sleep G
Could this device cure your child's night terrors?
CBS News / Posted 16 days ago
Biodesign Program, Rink and Borias created a device they call the Lully Sleep Guardian and won financial backing from Y Combinator to produce it. The Lully Sleep Guardian is a small bluetooth-enabled electronic gadget that slides under the... Read more
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Silicon Valley
Petcube, the Skype for FidoPetcube raised $250,000 on online crowdfunding platform Kickstarter in 2013, wa
Petcube, the Skype for Fido
Silicon Valley / Posted 16 days ago
Petcube raised $250,000 on online crowdfunding platform Kickstarter in 2013, was backed by Mountain View-based accelerator Y Combinator this year, and has raised $3.8 million in venture capital funds. Last month the company hit 20,000 Petcubes... Read more
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The Mercury News
Petcube, the Skype for FidoPetcube raised $250,000 on online crowdfunding platform Kickstarter in 2013, wa
Petcube, the Skype for Fido
The Mercury News / Posted 17 days ago
Petcube raised $250,000 on online crowdfunding platform Kickstarter in 2013, was backed by Mountain View-based accelerator Y Combinator this year, and has raised $3.8 million in venture capital funds. Last month the company hit 20,000 Petcubes... Read more
18d
TechCrunch
The new-world insurance agentmuch more creative forms than standard quote generation and policy comparison.G
The new-world insurance agent
TechCrunch / Posted 18 days ago
much more creative forms than standard quote generation and policy comparison.Going mobile Cover (a graduate of the 2016 Y Combinator batch) built an app that quotes insurance for any personal property (jewelry, car, house, drones, etc.) based on... Read more
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TechCrunch
ClassDojo raises $21 million for app to make parent-teacher meetings obsolete$31 million in venture funding to-date, and graduated from the education tech a
ClassDojo raises $21 million for app to make parent-teacher meetings obsolete
TechCrunch / Posted 19 days ago
$31 million in venture funding to-date, and graduated from the education tech accelerator, Imagine K12, now a part of Y Combinator. General Catalyst Managing Director Hemant Taneja said, “In the early days, ClassDojo was a tool to help teach... Read more
19d
USA Today
Tech startup execs squabble over GM's acquisition loota 50% owner of Cruise with co-founder and current CEO Kyle Vogt, based on an Oc
Tech startup execs squabble over GM's acquisition loot
USA Today / Posted 19 days ago
a 50% owner of Cruise with co-founder and current CEO Kyle Vogt, based on an October, 2013, application for funding from Y Combinator, a Mountain View, Calif., seed capital investment fund. He wants a jury trial to determine his share based on... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Former Cruise partner fires back in fight over GM deala 50% owner of Cruise with cofounder and current CEO Kyle Vogt, based on an Oct
Former Cruise partner fires back in fight over GM deal
Detroit Free Press / Posted 19 days ago
a 50% owner of Cruise with cofounder and current CEO Kyle Vogt, based on an October 2013 application for funding from Y Combinator, a Mountain View, Calif., seed capital investment fund. He wants a jury trial to determine his share based on... Read more
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The New Statesman
The environmental case for EU membershipto get the idea taken seriously are sprouting like mushrooms around the world.
The environmental case for EU membership
The New Statesman / Posted 19 days ago
to get the idea taken seriously are sprouting like mushrooms around the world. In the US, the tech start-up funder Y Combinator is earmarking money to test the theory. In Germany, a crowdfunding initiative called Mein Grundeinkommen (“my... Read more
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