Tags » Y Combinator

China's JD partners with accelerator program Plug and Play to reach US startups

E-commerce giant JD.com, the closest rival to Alibaba in China, is broadening its presence in Silicon Valley after it announced a collaboration with accelerator firm… 396 more words

Asia

Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with star accelerator Y Combinator

It happened quietly, almost without notice. A 2015 blog post titled “Welcome Peter,” which announced the investor’s arrival as a part-time partner at accelerator Y Combinator (YC), gained an addendum: … 273 more words

Sourceress raises $3.5M to find candidates that managers want without realizing it

When a company is looking for a candidate for an open role, the employ manager is likely going to rattle off a bunch of qualifications that they’re looking for to a recruiter — and Kanjun Qiu says recruiters will probably just run with that when the manager’s requirements might not actually be so rigid. 1,059 more words

Viral

Sourceress raises $3.5M to find candidates that managers want without realizing it

When a company is looking for a candidate for an open role, the hiring manager is probably going to rattle off a bunch of qualifications that they’re looking for to a recruiter — and Kanjun Qiu says recruiters will probably just run with that when the manager’s requirements might not actually be so rigid. 1,001 more words

TC

Live from Silicon Valley

Last week, on an impulse, I picked up a used copy of Live From New York by Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller, an oral history of… 1,112 more words

Writing

Feather raises $3.5M to rent furniture to millennials

The furniture rental industry is stuck in the last. Current options involve old-school companies like CORT where most of the inventory will make your apartment look like a dorm room, or a place like Rent-A-Center where you’ll almost certainly pay many times what the item is actually worth. 395 more words

TC

Sam Altman Is Not Running for Governor of California

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.—Sam Altman, the president of the popular Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator, has been rumored to be running for governor of California. 341 more words

Tech