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Equity transcribed: Is the tech press too positive in its coverage of startups?

Welcome back the latest transcribed edition of Equity, the TechCrunch podcast that takes a closer look at the startup headlines from the week. Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm kick this week off by discuss

Is the tech press too positive in its coverage of startups?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

This YC-backed startup preps Chinese students for US data jobs

In recent years, data analysts have gone from optional to a career that holds great promise, but demand for quantitative skills applied in business decisions has raced ahead of supply as college curri

Y Combinator president Sam Altman is stepping down amid a series of changes at the accelerator

What's going on at Y Combinator?

All I want for Christmas are these kitschy VC trading cards

TouchBase is selling a line of VC trading cards, featuring Paul Graham, Marc Andreessen, Mary Meeker and Bill Gurley.

Paul Graham on why he doesn’t like seeing college-age and younger founders

Yesterday, as part of some of its programming for startup founders, the startup incubator Y Combinator posted a new interview with its widely revered founder Paul Graham. The apparent idea was for Gra

How Airbnb went from renting air beds for $10 to a $30 billion hospitality behemoth

Happy 10th anniversary Airbnb. When we first wrote about the company a decade ago, it was a spare website cobbled together by its founders for the low low price of $20,000. AirBed And Breakfast Takes

Growth as a false signal in Y Combinator startups

One has to appreciate how Paul Graham built Y Combinator into the world’s flagship accelerator. In fact, I have yet to meet a founder who regrets joining the program. But after stepping away from th

The Cruel Inequities

There are few people in technology more infuriating than Y Combinator's Paul Graham, who earlier this month dropped a brilliant summary and analysis of the ongoing refragmentation of modern societies,

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 back

Watsi Receives $3.5M “Philanthropic Round” Donation For Nonprofit Healthcare Crowdfunding

Ron Conway, Tencent and Paul Graham aren't getting their money back, and that's the point. They're part of today's $3.5 million round that's actually a donation to fund the operations of Watsi, Y Comb

Women In Tech: It’s Not Just A Pipeline Problem

Why are there so embarrassingly few women in the tech industry? Repeat after me, robotically, defensively: "It's a pipeline problem!" So says David Cohen of TechStars, echoing many others, e.g. Paul G

In 18K Schools And Counting, Clever Confirms $10.3M Raise From Sequoia, As It Looks To Build The Next Big Learning Platform

Clever launched out of Y Combinator in 2012 on a mission to help K-12 schools bring the latest education software into their classrooms. By giving districts a central way to manage student and teacher

Hacker News Attempts To Fix Its Comment Problems With Pending Comments

In an effort to improve the quality of discussions that crop up on Hacker News, Y Combinator founding partner Paul Graham yesterday announced some imminent changes to the way comments would be posted

Paul Graham Shares Lessons Learned From 630+ YC Startups, But Don’t Expect Him To Launch His Own

After a long tenure at the helm of Y Combinator — during which a summer “bootcamp” for undergrads turned into a Silicon Valley institution, pioneering the “seed accelerator&#82

Y Combinator Announces Female Founders Conference To Offer Startup Guidance

<a target="_blank" href="">Y Combinator</a>, one of the most successful and impressive accelerators in the world, has today announced the Female Founders Conf

YC Startups Now Have A Combined Valuation Of $14.4B, With 14 Valued At Or Sold For $100M Or More

It's time to play the Y Combinator valuation game again. YC founder Paul Graham <a target="_blank" href="">tweeted out the latest stats</a> on the ea

Y Combinator Startups Now Have A Combined Valuation Of $13.7 Billion, Up $2 Billion Since June

Over the last several years, Y Combinator has established itself as a powerhouse by picking and helping out a number of winning startups that have gone on to have great success. That includes names li

Paul Graham’s Prescription For VCs: Move Fast, Take Less Equity

At the 500 Startups PreMoney Conference last week, Y Combinator's Paul Graham gave a presentation in which he suggested a new way for Series A investments to get done. Graham provided a few suggestion

Economies Of Scale As A Service

<em>Credit where it's definitely due: this post was inspired by a Twitter conversation with Box CEO <a target="_blank" href="">Aaron Levie</a>.</em> Don't lo
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