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Women Make Up 10% Of Founders In Y Combinator's Current Class

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Y Combinator’s Winter 2013 Demo Day is a scaled back affair in many ways — 47 startups are graduating at today’s event, down significantly from the 84-startup Summer 2012 class and the 66-startup Winter 2012 class. However, there’s one very notable aspect of YC that saw growth this time around:...
Women Make Up 10% Of Founders In Y Combinator's Current Class
Founder Stories: MemSQL's Eric Frenkiel on Building an Enterprise Product
Mobile Commerce App PayDragon Launches Checkout, Shipping Almost Anything In 2 Days Or Less

Paul Graham: 37 Y Combinator Companies Have Valuations Of Or Sold For At Least $40M

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Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham just Tweeted an interesting data point about the valuations of YC startups. As of now, Graham says that 37 Y Combinator companies, out of 511 startups, have valuations of or sold for at least $40 million. My first thought when reading Graham’s Tweet was which...
Paul Graham: 37 Y Combinator Companies Have Valuations Of Or Sold For At Least $40M

YC-Backed Telephony Startup Plivo Raises $1.75M From Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Qualcomm Inc. & SV Angel

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Plivo, a Y Combinator-backed telephony startup which offers an API platform for voice and SMS applications, is today announcing having raised $1.75 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Qualcomm Incorporated and SV Angel. For background, the company offers businesses a way to host their voice and messaging applications...
YC-Backed Telephony Startup Plivo Raises $1.75M From Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Qualcomm Inc. & SV Angel

CircleCI Raises $1.5M From Eric Ries And Heroku Founders For Platform To Test Web Apps

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CircleCI, a continuous integration platform for web application developers, has announced $1.5 millon in seed funding from a group of individual investors. The investors participating include original Heroku founders and Eric Ries, founder of The Lean Startup, whose company IMVU pioneered many of the techniques that CircleCI has developed into a product...
CircleCI Raises $1.5M From Eric Ries And Heroku Founders For Platform To Test Web Apps

Andrew Mason: All Play and No Work

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Getting fired hasn't cost Andrew Mason his great sense of humor. In a blog post he published late Thursday, the former Groupon chief executive describes where he's headed (to San Francisco to work on a new company), how he'll stay occupied (at startup incubator Y Combinator where he'll mentor entrepreneurs)...
Andrew Mason: All Play and No Work

Guy Who 'Hates To Be A Curmudgeon' Explains Why Yahoo Buying A 17-Year-Old's Startup For $30 Million Makes No Sense

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When a startup sells for multiple millions, other founders are left reeling. "Why him, not me?" they wonder. One Y Combinator founder, Origami's Vibhu Horby, vented publicly about this in a post that rose to the top of Hacker News over night. His article, "The Summly deal makes no sense"...
Guy Who 'Hates To Be A Curmudgeon' Explains Why Yahoo Buying A 17-Year-Old's Startup For $30 Million Makes No Sense
Airtag releasing NFC mobile payments developer kit, wishes Apple would help simply the ecosystem

MyVR Raises $1.4M From SV Angel, Chris Dixon To Attack The $85B Vacation Rental Industry

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The vacation rental industry is often overlooked, especially relative to hotels. So it might surprise you to learn that it is a massive market, worth over $85 billion in the U.S and Europe alone. And this does not even take into account the new peer-to-peer, social rental platforms (like Airbnb),...
MyVR Raises $1.4M From SV Angel, Chris Dixon To Attack The $85B Vacation Rental Industry
500friends raises $5 million to focus on "omnichannel." Really, though

YC-Backed MYO Armband Attracts 10,000 Pre-Orders In 2 Days, Which Adds Up To $1.5M In Sales

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MYO, the gesture control armband from Y Combinator-backed Waterloo startup Thalmic Labs, has managed to rack up over 10,000 pre-orders over the course of its first two days of pre-order availability. At $149 a pop, that means the young company has already managed to secure around $1.5 million in gross...
YC-Backed MYO Armband Attracts 10,000 Pre-Orders In 2 Days, Which Adds Up To $1.5M In Sales

PagerDuty Raises $10.7M Round From Andreessen Horowitz For IT Alert Service Modeled On AWS System

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PagerDuty has raised $10.7 million from Andreessen Horowitz to build out an IT alert service that is modeled on what Amazon Web Services developed to manage its massive infrastructure. The funding will go toward building additional services to give IT managers a way to quantify how staff is responding to alerts and develop new...
PagerDuty Raises $10.7M Round From Andreessen Horowitz For IT Alert Service Modeled On AWS System

Pair, The Mobile App For Two, Buys UK's Cupple And Rebrands As Couple

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Tenthbit, the Y-Combinator-backed mobile app studio behind the couples app Pair, is doubling down (literally) on its business ambitions: the company today is announcing that it has bought Cupple, a UK-based rival mobile app for two people only, and, to mark the change, has rebranded itself as Couple. Financial terms of...
Pair, The Mobile App For Two, Buys UK's Cupple And Rebrands As Couple

Svbtle and Medium are trying to reinvent blogging -- but who's going to pay for it?

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Depending on how you define it, blogging is about 15 years old now, and many believe that it has either been killed off by social networks such as Twitter and Facebook or forced to go upscale like The Huffington Post. But there are those who are trying to reinvent the...
Svbtle and Medium are trying to reinvent blogging -- but who's going to pay for it?

Greg McAdoo Exits Sequoia Capital

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Longtime Sequoia Capital venture capitalist Greg McAdoo will be leaving the Silicon Valley firm. The VC has made a number of significant investments as a VC over the years, including in Airbnb, DailyBooth and Y Combinator. Said Sequoia’s Doug Leone: “We’re grateful for Greg’s many contributions to Sequoia over the...
Greg McAdoo Exits Sequoia Capital

Big Changes At Y Combinator: One Partner Out, 6 Partners In Including Socialcam And Groupon Founders

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Yesterday, Paul Graham announced some personnel changes at Y Combinator. One of its partners, Harj Tagger, is leaving to found a company after he does some traveling. In his place, Y Combinator has hired Kevin Hale, designer and founder of Wufoo. In addition, four part-time partners are coming on board....
Big Changes At Y Combinator: One Partner Out, 6 Partners In Including Socialcam And Groupon Founders

Amazing Animated GIF Of Y Combinator's Paul Graham Making It Rain

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TechCrunch's 6th Annual Crunchie awards are coming up. Exec, a Y Combinator startup that works like Task Rabbit and helps people run errands, was nominated for "Fastest Rising Startup." To say team was excited about their nomination would be an understatement. They created a music video dancing around in dinosaur...
Amazing Animated GIF Of Y Combinator's Paul Graham Making It Rain
Crowdfunding Platform Crowdtilt Lands $12M From Sean Parker, Andreessen & More; Now Acquiring To Expand Into Mobile
At Silicon Valley's elite startup school, success comes to the ascetic

NYC's new ed tech accelerator Socratic Labs debuts its first class

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New York already has a lot to offer an aspiring ed tech entrepreneur: the country’s largest K-12 school district, numerous colleges and publishing houses and a red hot tech scene. But now the city has one more feather in its cap: a new startup accelerator exclusively for education technology. Over the...
NYC's new ed tech accelerator Socratic Labs debuts its first class
Want free airport parking? Try new ride-sharing startup Flightcar

A Silicon Valley Vet Explains How To Properly Execute A Handshake Deal

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In Silicon Valley, getting things done quickly is crucial. In the time it takes to get contracts drafted and papers signed, your funding could fall through along with your investment. So most deals in the high-tech hub start out with a low-tech handshake. This is meant to satisfy all parties...
A Silicon Valley Vet Explains How To Properly Execute A Handshake Deal

Inside That Traffic Data Concerning Y Combinator Companies

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Y Combinator (YC) is among the world’s leading seed-funding and startup accelerator groups. They have funded companies that have gone on to massive success, such as Dropbox and Disqus, and myriad others that have run the gamut from closing, to medium-strength exits. Danielle Morrill of Referly is working to better quantify...
Inside That Traffic Data Concerning Y Combinator Companies
YC's first non-profit seeks to bring medical care to everyone on the planet

Andreessen Horowitz Invests $15 million In Rap Genius

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Here’s an investment out of left field, but not really. Andreesen Horowitz is dropping $15M into startup Rap Genius. Here’s what the firm had to say by way of Rap Genius’ blog: I’m delighted to announce that Andreessen Horowitz is investing $15 million in Rap Genius. Given that Rap Genius...
Andreessen Horowitz Invests $15 million In Rap Genius
Tickets for PandoMonthly SF with Dropbox's Drew Houston on sale now!

YC alumni ReelSurfer rolls out new user profiles to help you "claim" your clips

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Have you ever found yourself frustrated with the fact that you can’t find clips of your favorite quote or sequence easily without having to scan through the entire video? What if there was a way where you could compile all the best scenes into one giant reel so you could...
YC alumni ReelSurfer rolls out new user profiles to help you "claim" your clips

YC's Parse Lets You Run Custom Code For Your Mobile Apps Without Worrying About The Server Stack

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Parse, a Y Combinator-backed startup that makes it easier for mobile developers to handle their back-end infrastructure, is launching Cloud Code — a way to easily write custom code without worrying about servers. “If you’re a social game and you need to calculate the top 10 scores every day for...
YC's Parse Lets You Run Custom Code For Your Mobile Apps Without Worrying About The Server Stack

Balanced releases its Payouts API as a standalone offering giving access to next-day ACH deposits

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Marketplace payment service Balanced has announced the official release of its Balanced Payouts, a standalone API that allows developers to tap into next-day ACH deposits . While not a new feature for the company, it is the first time it has been released on its own — previously it was part...
Balanced releases its Payouts API as a standalone offering giving access to next-day ACH deposits
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