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"smart luck" - great people and numbers

Y combinatory (http://www.ycombinator.com/), or at least Paul Graham (http://www.paulgraham.com/) understands that what makes great companies, startups in this case, is less the idea, and all about the team, the people. 1,803 more words

LLL - Y Combinator Startup Programm Ending

Here is the end of this post series. The class is still running, but I’m not interested in the last few lectures (on how to run an user interview, how to design hardware products and mechanics 69 more words

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Y-Combinator's 'How to start a startup' Standford lecture series - L2: team and execution

Y Combinator has distilled its experiences and insights about how to start a startup into a series of lectures for Stanford University.  Most of the lectures are delivered by people with an impressive track record of hypergrowth in their companies and huge exits under their belt. 562 more words

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Coin Is Finally Shipping To Early Backers

One year after exploding on the scene, it looks like Coin, the YC-backed startup that wants to replace all your bank cards with a universal card, is finally shipping its product to some early backers after a long, long wait. 473 more words

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Y Combinator-backed Sliced Investing nabs $2M for its hedge-fund-by-the-slice service

With a little creativity, anything is possible — hedge fund investing for previously unqualified investors included.

Sliced Investing, a startup that graduated from Y Combinator’s accelerator in August, helps investors do just that, and it announced today that it has raised $2 million in new funding. 179 more words

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Apart from Coinbase, here are the other Fintech Y Combinator batch alumni

There are many Accelerators but Y Combinator seems to lead the pack.

So when one of their Fintech graduates moves into the big time, it is big news in the… 353 more words

Bitcoin

Y Combinator-backed Onename raises $1.5M, open-sources its Bitcoin identity directory

There’s something refreshing, yet unsurprising, about a Bitcoin startup embracing open source.

As a currently trendy phenomenon, Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) is not short on companies looking for ways to commercialize it, make a buck from it, and generally make it seem like any old commodity. 567 more words

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