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Y Combinator-Backed Health Insurance Startup SimplyInsured Pulls In $1.75 Million In Seed Funding

Online health insurance for small businesses platform SimplyInsured has raised a total of $1.75 million in seed funding from Starling Ventures, Altair, NerdWallet co-founders Jake Gibson and Tim Chen, Amee and Adil Chaudry, Sam Melamed and Y Combinator to help “pour gas” on sales of the product. 322 more words


Inside a startup accelerator demo day: Techstars New York

Demo days from startup accelerators tend to have a formula. One by one, the CEO of each “accelerated” startup runs onstage to thumping music—or in the case of one CEO at the Techstars NYC Demo Day on Friday, the theme song from… 643 more words


Weilos, The YC-Backed Weight Loss Startup, Has Been Acquired By Weight Watchers

Weilos, the startup that runs an online community for people interested in fitness and weight loss, has been acquired by Weight Watchers, TechCrunch has learned. 305 more words


Reddit's Alexis Ohanian To Disrupt New York

It’s official. With Reddit cofounder and YC advisor Alexis Ohanian on the speaker roster, TC Disrupt New York is going to be r/awesome.

Alexis Ohanian has worn many hats. 206 more words


Thinking IPO? Think carefully and remember the customer!

Since Facebook went to its initial public offering (IPO) on May 18 2012 there has been a frenzy of speculation as to who will be the next big stock opportunity. 541 more words

A Look Inside Transcriptic's New Biotech Testing Facility

Transcriptic, the cloud-based biotech lab that tests for experimental drugs automation and robotics, has become a key platform for many biotech companies in Silicon Valley. 228 more words