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Ex-TechCruncher Launches Y Combinator's "Not News" Publication The Macro

There are plenty of tech blogs. But The Macro can go where no blogs are allowed — deep inside the Hogwarts of startups, Y Combinator. Mixed in with unmentionably candid advice and embarrassing tales of failure meant only for the ears of YC’s founders and mentors are stories worth spreading beyond the accelerator. 560 more words


Silicon Valley finally goes global - good for some but not others

By Bernard Lunn

The VC Fund model has a strange paradox. It breeds scalable global giants while remaining defiantly small and local. There are two reasons for this: 951 more words

Fintech Global Tour

Osiakwan: Africa's Time is Now

Eric Osiakwan stated this at the Africa Technology Summit a couple weeks ago, and from what I hear the Summit was a great success. Something of a debate broke out on what sub-sector of the technology industry was the next big thing in Africa. 358 more words


Y Combinator - Why most successful Startups come from Silicon Valley

If it takes more than a sentence to explain what you are doing, it’s almost always a sign that what you are doing is too complicated.

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Garry Tan Says Goodbye to Y Combinator

Garry Tan is leaving the accelerator and investment firm Y Combinator after a four-year stint with the outfit.

Tan had previously cofounded the easy-to-use blogging service Posterous, which was backed by Y Combinator and… 512 more words


Verge Genomics, On A Quest To Cure Neurodegenerative Disorders, Picks Up $4M Seed

Verge Genomics, the YC-backed company that looks to use algorithms to help cure neurodegenerative disorders, has announced the close of a $4 million seed round led by IA Ventures, with participation from Two Sigma Ventures, Draper Associates, Great Oaks VC, Slow Ventures, Karlin Venture, Elad Gil and David Lee. 173 more words


Top 10 Pieces of Advice for YC - via Michael Seibel

Good morning, hope everyone had a wonderful weekend/Halloween. Can’t believe it’s November already. I wanted to start off a fresh post based off an amazing Tweet I saw a few days ago, from… 507 more words