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Y Combinator

Y Combinator (YC) provides seed funding for startups. Seed funding is the earliest stage of venture funding. Y Combinator’s goal is to get you to where you’ve built something impressive enough to raise money on a larger scale, when they introduce you to later stage investors.  247 more words

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Y Combinator Wants to Test Giving Poor People a Basic Income

On Wednesday, Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, announced on the company’s blog that it is seeking researchers to undertake a five year study into “ 684 more words

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Shypmate Pays Travelers To Bring Products To Ghana And Nigeria

Shypmate, which is part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 batch, is a quick, low-cost international shipping solution that relies on everyday people to transport items from the U.S. 858 more words

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Diversity Recruiting Platform Jopwell Raises $3.25M Seed Round From Magic Johnson, Andreessen Horowitz And Others

Jopwell, the Y-Combinator-backed diversity and hiring recruiting platform dedicated to helping blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans get jobs in tech, has raised a $3.25 million seed round from Magic Johnson Enterprises, Andreessen Horowitz, Kapor Capital, Omidyar Network, Valar Ventures and others to scale its operations and product capabilities. 215 more words

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Magic Bus Aims To Magically Ease Silicon Valley Commuter Woes With City-To-City Transportation

Magic Bus is a new startup out of Y Combinator that hopes to end many Bay Area commuter’s slow, soul-crushing daily drive down the 101 with a scheduled, WiFi-enabled, private bus system to transport them anywhere from San Francisco all the way down to Sunnyvale. 432 more words

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How About a World With Lots More Millionaires, Paul Graham?

Paul Graham got rich because Yahoo bought his company, Viaweb, in 1998, according to his bio, and then he got even richer investing that money in other startups. 2,133 more words

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How to start a startup (unorthodox version) - Part 10

10. Align your expectations

Finally, it’s all about aligning your expectations. The interesting thing about startup is not you can get to work on something that really interests you. 292 more words

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