Motorola has acquired Y Combinator startup 280 North, we’ve confirmed. We haven’t confirmed, but have heard from multiple sources, that the price is around $20 million. This is a sizable exit for the founders – the company has raised just $250,000 in a 2008 angel round.
280 North, the Y Combinator-backed startup that brought you slideshow maker 280 Slides, has released a programming language and set of frameworks collectively known as Cappuccino that can be used to create rich web applications in the same way you’d create desktop applications for MacOS X.
What happens when two former Apple employees – one from the iPhone team and one from the iTunes Store team – go off and start their own Y Combinator-backed startup? Apparently they come up with an online slideshow tool that looks highly reminiscent of Keynote. 280 North first presented 280 Slides (now available in public beta) earlier this Spring at YC’s biannual demo day. In… → Read More
The fledgling startups listed below will present their ideas and initial products to investors at this spring’s Y Combinator Demo Day on March 18. Of the 19 companies in this batch, 10 have already launched and only one remains in stealth mode. Most of them have been in development for only three months. Chatterous Chatterous connects various forms of communication so that people can message… → Read More