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The president of Silicon Valley's Y Combinator is funding a Trump promise-tracker

It’s no secret that there is no love lost between Silicon Valley and Donald Trump. Of every dollar given by the Valley’s technology workers to presidential candidates after the primaries last year, only  392 more words

Founderkit taps founders to suggest the best tools to get a company off the ground

While running Yardsale, a previous Y Combinator startup based around essentially making it easy to sell your old stuff, Ryan Mickle had the benefit of talking to alumni and colleagues to figure out what to use to build it. 718 more words


App.net, the ambitious project to build a better Twitter, is finally dead

Aiming for the stars and not quite making it, the ambitious App.net has finally officially shut down. Its timely rise and fall comes as highly symbolic as its once rival, Twitter, continues to struggle, years later, with monetization, content management and harassment. 568 more words


Daniel Gross of Apple leaves to become Y Combinator's newest partner

Daniel Gross, the founder of YC-backed Cue, a search engine for personal content, is joining Y Combinator as a partner. Coming hot off a stint as a Director at Apple focusing on machine learning, Gross will be bringing some fresh AI flair to YC’s existing team. 453 more words


The race to fix Nigeria's payments problem just received a big boost

Making online transactions is a process taken for granted as one of the natural offshoots of deeper internet penetration. But, in Nigeria, things haven’t been so straightforward. 517 more words

Growth as a false signal in Y Combinator startups

One has to appreciate how Paul Graham built Y Combinator into the world’s flagship accelerator and handed it off to others to continue its impressive run at the top of the heap. 968 more words


Simple Habit launches out of Y Combinator to be the Netflix of meditation

Simple Habit, the Netflix for meditation and mindfulness, is today launching publicly out of Y Combinator.

The company has been around since June of this year, and has since… 256 more words