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13 TechCrunch Stories You Don't Want To Miss This Week

TechCrunch had some big internal news this week, as we said goodbye to co-editor Alexia Tsotsis and Conference Program Chair Susan Hobbs. In other tech news, Clinkle kicked the bucket, Spotify announced new additions to its service, Apple debuted a new MacBook, and much more. 395 more words


A neuron-like artificial molecule

This is a neuron-like artificial molecule, simulated in chemlambda.

It has been described in the older post


Made with quiner.sh and the file neuron.mol as input. 708 more words

Videopixie, A Video Production Startup That Connects Buyers And Creators, Raises $1.1M

Videopixie, a Y Combinator alumnus that handles video creation and production (like filming and post-production editing), has raised $1.1 million in seed funding.

The startup connects clients — like retailers and brands — with video production professionals. 467 more words


YC-Backed New Story Crowdfunds Houses For Homeless Families

New Story is a startup in Y Combinator’s current batch that raises funds to build homes for those who lost theirs due to a natural disaster, starting with Haiti.  484 more words


Writing a Novel is Not Like Running a Business

Paul Graham is one of the founders of Y Combinator, a very successful incubators of tech startups. He has funded and instructed companies like Dropbox, Airbnb, and reddit, amongst others. 1,361 more words

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Biotech Accelerator IndieBio Bumps Funding To $250K Per Startup To Give Founders More Runway

San Francisco-based biotech accelerator IndieBio has pledged to raise the funding per startup accepted into its program from $50,000 to $250,000 going forward. Each startup will now get $200,000 in cash plus $50,000 worth of co-op lab space to work with in order to give each startup a longer runway. 640 more words


SAFEs and KISSes Poised to Be the Next Generation of Startup Financing

In late 2013, startup accelerator Y Combinator unveiled its Simple Agreement for Future Equity (“SAFE”) investment instrument as an alternative to convertible debt. While SAFE templates appeared in different varieties, the purported goal was to create a standardized set of basic funding terms between startups and investors while deferring decisions about valuation, liquidation preferences and participation rights until later-stage rounds of financing. 1,045 more words

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