Earlier this week, Paul Graham of Y Combinator gave some contrarian advice in a blog post: do things that don't scale.
That's right! The King of YC is throwin' ya'all for a serious hyper-loop!
His reasoning is based on old-fashioned user experi[...]
Paul Graham of Y Combinator is bullish about the startup game; this isn't really surprising, considering he's the most consistently successful VC working today. In a recent blog post, he says that the total valuation of the 287 Y Combinator companies[...]
Somewhere, in the Tesla-coiled bubble of Silicon Valley, a voice is crying out. Wont' you listen?
Two nights ago, an anonymous (but ostensibly promising) founder started a Tumblr, "My Startup Has 30 Days to Live," where he explained the existentia[...]
The mainstream media is slowly realizing the importance of Paul Graham -- investor, thinker, economic monolith. He was the primary subject in the recent New York Times article, which painted him as an intellectual football coach for the lilly-livered[...]
The New York Times ran a lengthy profile of Y Combinator today, "Silicon Valley's Start-Up Machine," written by Nathaniel Rich -- a fiction novelist. What followed, then, was not so much a pervasive business thesis for or against YC, but an existenti[...]
FlightCar -- a peer-to-peer service connecting travelers to low-cost rental cars -- has raised a $5.5 million Series A round from General Catalyst, Softbank Capital, Airbnb founder Brian Chesky, and Ryan Seacrest's Seacrest Global Group, according to[...]
Yesterday, the Y Combinator Demo Day drew tech journalists, investors and enthusiasts from across the country to Silicon Valley. Thirty-three startups presented in total, and TechCrunch -- with the input of YC leaders and founders -- picked their sev[...]
According to Forbes, Strikingly is a mobile-website builder for dummies -- users with no design or coding experience can create fairly beautiful sites in minutes with the program's editor and responsive templates. The company was accepted into Y Comb[...]
On Friday, Amiato launched a long-awaited tool which helps companies perform A/B test analysis on their products on a big data scale, according to TechCrunch. The Y Combinator-incubated company, based in Palo Alto, has raised $2 million in fundin[...]
According to VentureBeat, Cindy Gallop -- a former head of BBH ad agency who really grossly described herself to Vice as "every young guy's fantasy" -- wants to create the Y Combinator for Porn.
Gallop's goals stem from her own struggle to create [...]
Writing on Y Combinator's blog, Paul Graham explains that -- as of now -- Y Combinator is implementing a handshake protocol, to ensure that investors and founders have a strict guideline for what constitutes a deal when a contract or legal papers are[...]
AnyPerk -- which helps companies provide discounts and perks to employees -- has raised $1.4 million from investors including Digital Garage and CyberAgent Venture, according to TechCrunch. The service costs $5 per employee, and deals include discoun[...]