Paul Buchheit

  • Here are the 59 startups that demoed at Y Combinator Winter ’16 Demo Day 2

    Here are the 59 startups that demoed at Y Combinator Winter ’16 Demo Day 2

    “Food, housing, healthcare, transportation. Life essentials made better and more affordable.” These are the types of startups that partner Paul Buchheit said were demoing today at Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 Demo Day 2. Yesterday, we covered the first 60 startups from the batch, and picked our 7 favorites. Plus, check out our picks for the top 8 startups from these… Read More

  • YC Switches Up Its Management, As Altman Shifts Focus

    YC Switches Up Its Management, As Altman Shifts Focus

    Famed accelerator Y Combinator has grown a lot under the direction of Sam Altman, who was appointed president roughly two years ago. It’s grown so much in fact that Altman, known for constantly iterating on YC’s model, says it’s now too big for him to manage as closely as he once did, so he’s shifting more responsibility to a number of his longtime… Read More

  • Garry Tan Says Goodbye to Y Combinator

    Garry Tan Says Goodbye to Y Combinator

    Garry Tan is leaving the accelerator and investment firm Y Combinator after a four-year stint with the outfit. Tan had previously cofounded the easy-to-use blogging service Posterous, which was backed by Y Combinator and acquired by Twitter in 2012. (It was later shuttered.) Tan joined Y Combinator in 2011 as a designer in residence but was quickly promoted to partner. He said in… Read More

  • Khosla Ventures Leads $5.6 Million Funding For MyLikes; Buchheit Joins Board

    Khosla Ventures likes social advertising startup MyLikes. The VC firm is leading the startup’s $5.6 million Series A financing. Lightspeed Partners also invested and Metamorphic Ventures, which participated in the all-Googler $600,000 seed round, ponied up again. Additionally, seed investor Paul Buchheit is joining MyLike’s board of directors. Buchheit, the creator of Gmail… Read More

  • "The Cloud Is The New Dotcom" (Video Highlights)

    On Friday, during our cloud computing event, Whose Cloud Is It Anyway?, Charles River Ventures partner George Zachary noted, “The cloud is the new dotcom.” He was one of the judges for the demo startups, and for good or for bad, he might be right. Cloud computing as a term is broad enough to encompass most internet startups and already is in danger of being latched onto as the… Read More