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Y Combinator's Favorite Credit Card Just Raised $50 Million from PayPal Founders

Brex, a fintech startup backed by PayPal cofounders Peter Thiel and Max Levchin, has raised $50 million in new venture capital, the company announced Tuesday. 815 more words

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Quit Genius, helping smokers quit, picks up an extra $1.1 million in seed

Quit Genius, the YC-backed app that helps users quit smoking, has today announced the shut of an additional $1.1 million, bringing their seed round to a cool$ two million. 560 more words

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Necto looks to help individuals get their own local ISP businesses off the ground

If you live in a city, you’re probably choosing between a handful of major broadband or wireless carriers — maybe something like Comcast or AT& T. 574 more words

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Hiring Engineers

I found this great interview by Y-Combinator talking about the interviewing processing for engineers and how to go about it and a host of other things that was very informative.

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Square is acquiring website builder Weebly for $365M

Square just announced that it’s reached an agreement to acquire Weebly for $365 million in cash and stock.

While Square is best known for its pay software and… 405 more words

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Background checks pay for Checkr, which just rang up $100 million in new funding

Criminal records, driving records, employment verifications. Companies that use on-demand employees need to know that all the boxes have been checked before they send employees into the world on their behalf, and they often need those boxes checked quickly. 622 more words

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Innovator Q&A: Diego Rey

A graduate of USCB (BS) and Cornell University (MS and Ph.D.), Diego founded GeneWeave Biosciences in 2010, which was acquired by Roche in 2015. For the last seven months, Diego has been sharing his knowledge and experience as Visting Partner at… 647 more words

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