YCombinator

  • Polly’s teen polling app piggybacks on Snapchat

    Polly’s teen polling app piggybacks on Snapchat

    Snapchat doesn’t technically have a developer platform, but that hasn’t stopped other startups from taking advantage of its new feature for attaching links to your Snaps and Stories. Sarahah was the first, allowing people to ask fellow Snappers for open-ended anonymous feedback. But the problem is that those requests could be met with cyberbullying. Polly is a new teen… Read More

  • Entocycle uses larvae to fuel a more sustainable food chain

    Entocycle uses larvae to fuel a more sustainable food chain

    No matter how many tears are shed watching “Okja,” people are still going to eat meat—and the raising of meat is hard on the planet. Even feeding livestock and fish has an ecological cost. Soybean farming can lead to soil erosion and farmed fish still contribute to overfishing if their food is caught from the ocean. Entocycle, which is currently participating in Y… Read More

  • Y Combinator-backed VIDA turns artwork into fashion, accessories and more

    Y Combinator-backed VIDA turns artwork into fashion, accessories and more

    VIDA, an e-commerce startup that allows artists to upload their designs to be printed on real-world materials – like fabric, leather, metal and more – which are then sold as unique products, has grown its community of artists to over 100,000 members since its launch a few years ago. The company is now participating in startup accelerator Y Combinator, following its recent… Read More

  • Value Voting launches from YC to supercharge the work of political advocates

    Value Voting launches from YC to supercharge the work of political advocates

    The ascendance of the so-called “hard right” in the US and the Trump administration’s work to protect its power means it’s unlikely the movement will be beaten by Democrats or left leaning parties at this point. The power of the hard right in red-states has become
    institutionalized. So perhaps the answer is, instead, empowering traditional Conservatives who are… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Y Combinator Wants In On The 3-Comma Club

    Lyft launches new self-driving division, Shyp is having some issues and Y Combinator wants in on the 3-comma club. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • With the United Slate, Sam Altman presents a political vision for California… and the U.S.

    With the United Slate, Sam Altman presents a political vision for California… and the U.S.

    As the country grapples with income inequality, a lack of affordable housing, and a potential labor crisis brought on by technological advancements like artificial intelligence and automation, Y Combinator president Sam Altman is launching a new initiative to try and create political solutions in his home state and potentially the nation. For the past year or more, Altman has been dabbling in… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Uber’s President Leaves Company

    Jeff Jones, the president of Uber, leaves the company, Y Combinator launches a vertical for AI startups, according to Bloomberg, Apple assembles a team to work on new augmented reality device and SpaceX recovers capsule and sets sights on Mars. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Y Combinator’s quest for diversity

    Y Combinator’s quest for diversity

    Entrepreneurs, investors, press and other tech enthusiasts are flocking to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View later today to take part in yet another Y Combinator Demo Day. Diversity hasn’t always been a priority at YC, but its president Sam Altman has been relatively vocal about diversity and the accelerator’s push to increase it in recent years. In YC’s Winter… Read More

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