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Sam Altman of Y Combinator thinks biotech is one of the next hot areas for investing

In a recent interview Sam Altman (the current president of Y Combinator, the famous Silicon Valley startup incubator) was asked which areas of investing did he thing were really hot, yet under appreciated.   246 more words


Women founders lead 20% of funded tech startups at Y Combinator

Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator has published the gender makeup of their founders.

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About one in four applicants are female (24 percent), and one in five get selected for funding (20 percent), according to data provided by YC president Sam Altman. 201 more words


The Product Hunt Effect: SocialSign.in on June 10th, 2014

By Mike Perrone, CEO

On June 5th, 2014, I stood on a stage in front of investors, mentors, colleagues, friends and family for Techstars Demo Day… 571 more words

Lambda calculus and the fixed point combinator in chemlambda (V)

This is the 5th  (continuing from part I  and part II  and part III and part IV)   in a series of expository posts where we put together in one place the pieces from various places about: 2,366 more words

Graphic Lambda Calculus

Unbabel scores $1.5M to add a human touch to machine-powered translation

Computers may have solved number-crunching and turning data into digestible information, but what about the translation of human languages?

A company called Unbabel is tackling that with its combination of artificial intelligence and human crowdsourced translation, and it has just announced a raise of $1.5 million in seed funding. 336 more words