According to VentureBeat, Y Combinator co-founder and president Paul Graham will be stepping down from his leadership position at the influential tech accelerator. Sam Altman, a 28-year-old Y Combinator partner, will take over the presidency starting[...]
Y Combinator head honcho Paul Graham sparked accusations of sexism last week, when he mused to subscription-only tech publication The Information, "God knows what you would do to get 13 year old girls interested in computers?"
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Tom Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures recently analyzed the academic backgrounds behind 30 top startups from the past several years. The results show a variety of experiences -- and that's the point.
Tunguz writes that:
The average founding team has[...]
According to CNet, Counsyl co-founder Balaji Srinivasan delivered an enthusiastic presentation at last weekend's Y Combinator startup school, titled "Silicon Valley's Ultimate Exit," on how Silicon Valley could possibly secede and develop a highly ef[...]
It was a long, long Monday for me...time to get some perspective. Ladies and gentleman, your best VC advice from the past weekend:
"How to Raise Money," by Paul Graham of Y Combinator: "If you're an inexperienced founder, the only way to survive i[...]
Goldbely has raised $3 million in a funding round led by Intel Capital, according to TechCrunch, and will be looking to expand its "signature food" delivery service nationwide.
Okay, quick recap: everyone is trying to do food delivery. In no parti[...]
Paul Graham of Y Combinator caused a kerfuffle earlier this week when he told a reporter at Inc. Magazine that a "really bad indication" for a startup CEO is a "strong foreign accent." The Valleywag trolls came out in droves -- along with Om Malik's [...]
trueAnthem has raised $2.6 million from CrunchFund, Core Ventures Group and others, according to TechCrunch, and wants to help publishers monitor their content's impact across social media.
"Social media analytics," in other words -- not exactly a[...]
According to Paul Graham of Y Combinator, you shouldn't be scared or even defensive if an investor is aggressive about finding out your reputation amongst other investors; he/she is basically just admitting they're mediocre at their job.
Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures provides some useful charts, via CBInsights, showing the logic behind VC funding. Tech mergers and acquisitions, it turns out, are very similar to the American populace: lots of data in the low-end, a few obscene ou[...]
If you haven't yet mastered the art of snake-oil salesmanship, Paul Graham of Y Combinator has some good news for you: you don't have to be a good liar to raise startup capital. The key is to "make the truth good, then just tell it."
In a recent b[...]
According to VentureBeat, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and fellow angel investors Garry Tan and Harj Taggar, both partners at Y Combinator, have raised $39 million for a new VC fund, Initialized Capital.
There is surprisingly little informatio[...]