Y Combinator

  • YC Backs Standard Cyborg, A Startup Building Affordable Artificial Limbs

    YC Backs Standard Cyborg, A Startup Building Affordable Artificial Limbs

    An artificial limb can cost more than a car. And there are an estimated 2 million amputees in the United States alone. So for Jeff Huber, an entrepreneur who had dabbled in education and advertising who happens to also an amputee, this market was close to heart. While an undergraduate at North Carolina State University, he had long thought about how to make prosthetics at a fraction of… Read More

  • YC-Backed Yhat Gives Data Science Teams A Head Start

    YC-Backed Yhat Gives Data Science Teams A Head Start

    Yhat founders Greg Lamp and Austin Ogilvie were working with a team of data scientists at OnDeck, a successful small business loan startup, when they noticed a problem. The data science team was coming up with cool ideas, but the engineers couldn’t implement these applications, as fast as they could produce them, simply because they lacked the tools to do it. That’s when they… Read More

  • YC-Backed Cleanly Offers On-Demand Laundry Delivery In NY

    YC-Backed Cleanly Offers On-Demand Laundry Delivery In NY

    Laundry is truly one of the pain points of living in New York City. No one wants to spend their time at a laundromat, waste time dropping off dry cleaning, or lugging a bag full of clothes up to the fourth floor of a walk-up apartment. But finding a laundromat nearby that offers fair pricing as well as pick-up/drop-off can be difficult. YC-backed Cleanly wants to change that. Read More

  • GroupAhead Gives Member-Based Organizations Their Own Mobile App

    GroupAhead Gives Member-Based Organizations Their Own Mobile App

    There are a number of ways member-based organizations can network online – Facebook, shared calendars, Meetup.com, etc. – but these groups today still struggle to keep members engaged and informed about upcoming events and other activities. A startup called GroupAhead is working to solve those challenges by introducing a platform that allows any organization to have their own… Read More

  • SketchDeck Raises Half A Million For Its On-Demand Design Service

    SketchDeck Raises Half A Million For Its On-Demand Design Service

    A company offering a full graphic design on demand service, SketchDeck, has raised half a million in new funding after completing nearly 2,000 projects, some of which have been as simple as a PowerPoint presentation and others which have been as complex as a complete company rebranding. The funding comes from Y Combinator, Dharmesh Shah (HubSpot CTO), Michael Siebel (founder at Socialcam… Read More

  • Legal Tech Startup Casetext Raises $7 Million Series A Round Led By Union Square Ventures

    Legal Tech Startup Casetext Raises $7 Million Series A Round Led By Union Square Ventures

    Casetext, a Y Combinator-backed legal tech startup that is both a community site for attorneys to share knowledge and a service that gives users free access to legal texts annotated by attorneys, today announced that it has raised a $7 million Series A round led by Union Square Ventures. Other participants in this round include Formation 8 and former Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer, as well… Read More

  • Smarking Drives Big Data To Parking Industry

    Smarking Drives Big Data To Parking Industry

    Y Combinator-backed Smarking found a technology gap in parking industry, and the three founders decided to fill it with a smart parking solution. Designed for parking garages, the Smarking service, makes use of big data, analytics and the cloud, to help parking managers maximize pricing and availability based on usage patterns and other factors that could affect demand like weather… Read More

  • Slack Buys Screenhero To Add Screen Sharing And Voice Chat To Its Work Messaging Platform

    Slack Buys Screenhero To Add Screen Sharing And Voice Chat To Its Work Messaging Platform

    Slack, the enterprise collaboration service that has raised $180 million and proven to be a runaway success with 365,000 daily active users, has made another acquisition to add more functionality to its platform and position itself as a sharper competitor against the likes of Microsoft. It has bought Screenhero, a Y Combinator alum that competes against the likes of WebEx, letting users speak… Read More

  • Eventjoy’s New App For Event Goers Adds Real-Time Chat, Live Announcements And More

    Eventjoy’s New App For Event Goers Adds Real-Time Chat, Live Announcements And More

    Eventjoy, the event management platform and Y Combinator graduate that was quickly snatched up by Ticketmaster last fall, is today releasing a new version of its mobile application for event attendees that’s more of an overhaul than an upgrade. The new application introduces a number of unique, new features, including the ability for event attendees to chat in real time with event… Read More