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90% Of Incubators And Accelerators Will Fail And That's Just Fine For America And The World

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Editor’s note: Peter Relan is a former programmer and Internet executive, as well as a successful serial entrepreneur, Silicon Valley executive, angel investor, and technology veteran for over 25 years. Relan founded YouWeb Incubator in 2007, spinning out a string of successful mobile and gaming companies. Incubators are now an industry segment...
90% Of Incubators And Accelerators Will Fail And That's Just Fine For America And The World

Braintree Shifts Its Attention To Mobile, International Markets By Poaching From Google Wallet

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Google’s early stumbles with Wallet are the startup ecosystem’s gains. Chicago’s up-and-coming Braintree just poached Aunkur Arya, who headed partnerships for Google Wallet, to be its general manager for mobile. The company, backed by Accel Partners, also picked up Klas Bäck to oversee international and payment strategy. Braintree is processing...
Braintree Shifts Its Attention To Mobile, International Markets By Poaching From Google Wallet

LA Rapid Accelerator StartEngine Reveals Mixed Early Results, Looks For Gems in its Third Class

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Of the handful of accelerators vying for top entrepreneurial talent in Los Angeles, StartEngine has taken a contrarian approach in more ways than one. Rather than set up shop in the hip beachfront cities of Santa Monica or Venice, the program is located an upscale executive tower along the Wilshire...
LA Rapid Accelerator StartEngine Reveals Mixed Early Results, Looks For Gems in its Third Class

Y Combinator-Backed Noodle Labs Launches Everyday.me, An "Evernote For Your Life"

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Noodle Labs, the mobile development startup that’s part of Y Combinator’s summer batch, launches today with its newest product: An iPhone and web app called Everyday.me. Co-founders Yu-Kuan Lin (a former Googler who worked on Maps, specifically for China) and Weiting Liu (already a YC alum) describe their new app...
Y Combinator-Backed Noodle Labs Launches Everyday.me, An "Evernote For Your Life"

Introducing @amysellers to YC's w/ @elballiet — at YC's Mongolian Grill http://gowal.la/c/MW7W

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Introducing @amysellers to YC's w/ @elballiet — at YC's Mongolian Grill http://gowal.la/c/MW7W

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

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
Box acquires Folders and its 'elegant' French spin on file storage

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
TechStars Says This Is Why Hardly Any Of Its Companies Fail

"If I get a cup of tea, it's a cup of tea -- there isn't a chance that it's actually made out of solid..."

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"If I get a cup of tea, it's a cup of tea -- there isn't a chance that it's actually made out of solid gold. But that's how this works." - YC's Paul Buchheit explaining why the public doesn't understand startup economics. ...
"If I get a cup of tea, it's a cup of tea -- there isn't a chance that it's actually made out of solid..."
YC-Backed Swish Makes Selling Simpler For Inventors And Creators

First-Time Startup Entrepreneurs: Stop Fucking Around

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Editor’s note: Paul Stamatiou is Co-founder of Picplum, a Y Combinator-backed photo printing service, where he obsesses over both design and development. He also co-founded Notifo (YC W10) and Skribit. Follow him on his blog, PaulStamatiou.com, and on Twitter: @Stammy. Reminisce with me for a bit. Do you remember the first time you got...
First-Time Startup Entrepreneurs: Stop Fucking Around
Mark Zuckerberg To Speak Tomorrow At Y Combinator Startup School
Facebook acquires team behind YC alum Caffeinated Mind

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

Text safely while driving by using your voice, thanks to YC company Sonalight

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While we’re here at YC Demo Day, one of the companies that caught our eye was Sonalight. The company has an extremely powerful voice controlled app that will let you send and receive texts without worrying about taking your attention away from the road. During the presentation, the speech recognition...
Text safely while driving by using your voice, thanks to YC company Sonalight

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

Stripe's New Payments Product Could Be A Boon For Collaborative Consumption, E-Commerce Startups

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Stripe, the YC-backed payments startup funded by Sequoia and Paypal’s original founders, is launching a new way for marketplaces and collaborative consumption startups to let their users directly accept payments. It could be a huge win for early-stage peer-to-peer marketplaces, since many more mature companies in the space like Airbnb...
Stripe's New Payments Product Could Be A Boon For Collaborative Consumption, E-Commerce Startups

Y Combinator Raises Over $8M to Expand Incubator Membership

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Silicon Valley-based startup incubator Y Combinator (YC) announced today that is has raised $8.25 million with which it plans to provide funding to a larger group of startups this summer. Leading the funding was Sequoia Capital along with several angel investors, including Ron Conway, Paul Buchheit, Aydin Senkut, XG Ventures,...
Y Combinator Raises Over $8M to Expand Incubator Membership

For Stripe Cofounders, Y Combinator Supplies Far More Than Mentoring

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Stripe cofounders (and brothers) John and Patrick Collison, are two of the most successful entrepreneurs to come out of Y Combinator's accelerator program. The natives of Limerick, Ireland built their first startup, Auctomatic, at Y Combinator in 2007--and they sold it for millions. Now, the YC alums have branched out...
For Stripe Cofounders, Y Combinator Supplies Far More Than Mentoring

Check Out Everyday.me, A Diary App That Launched At Y-Combinator

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Y Combinator Demo Day was yesterday. A lot of consumer apps launched including the smallest, most personal social network yet. Path is for 150 people and Pair is for two people, but Everyday.me is just for you. It's a dairy app that lets you keep private pictures and notes about...
Check Out Everyday.me, A Diary App That Launched At Y-Combinator

Hands-On With The Lockitron, The Easiest Way To Control Your House's Locks With A Smartphone

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Lockitron’s Cameron Robertson stopped by our CES booth for a little demo. It doesn’t take much to demo the Lockitron. It’s a little wireless device that slips onto a deadbolt and can be controlled by a smartphone. Put it on your house. Put it on a rental property. Put...
Hands-On With The Lockitron, The Easiest Way To Control Your House's Locks With A Smartphone
Crowdfunding Platform Crowdtilt Lands $12M From Sean Parker, Andreessen & More; Now Acquiring To Expand Into Mobile
Watch Out Google Voice: Hot Messaging Startup SendHub Debuts iPhone App

Paul Graham Can't Walk In San Francisco Without Running Into Someone He's Funded

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Paul Graham has funded so many startups through Y Combinator that he can't go to San Francisco without running into somebody he's given money to. "There are so many YC founders around now. It’s a small world: If I go to San Francisco and walk down the street for...
Paul Graham Can't Walk In San Francisco Without Running Into Someone He's Funded

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

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
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