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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

Y Combinator’s Paul Graham Takes His First Ever Board Seat With Healthcare Crowdfunding Non-Profit Watsi

Y Combinator founder Paul Graham is a father figure to countless startups he’s helped accelerate, but had never taken a board of directors seat until now. Today he announced he’s accepted

Poncho, For Those Who Can’t Be Bothered To Open A Weather App

Long before the era of iPads and Snapchats and holographic Tupacs, some of the greatest minds in tech and science spent their life trying to understand weather patterns. Since, we’ve evolved to

Paul Graham Says Y Combinator Is Pickier Than Ever, With ‘Hardly Any’ Bad Startups In Current Batch

Before the pitches kicked off at today's <a target="_blank" href="">Y Combinator</a> Demo Day, partner Paul Graham said the incubator was stricter than ever when selecting th

Paul Graham Proposes A ‘Handshake Deal Protocol,’ Puts It Into Practice At Y Combinator

<a target="_blank" href="">Y Combinator</a> founder Paul Graham just <a target="_blank" href="">published a blog post</a> suggesting a new way

Y Combinator Opens Applications For New Class, As Total Funding For Alums Reaches $1.5B, Or $3.18M Each

<a target="_blank" href="">Y Combinator</a> founder Paul Graham <a target="_blank" href="">tweeted today</a> that the accelera

In A Keyboard-Free Future, What Happens To All The Writers?

I wrote this post with my voice. I made no changes, save for a few typo corrections, and used no keyboard. That's probably why it's so bad. It's an experiment of mine. The hypothesis is whether or

Paul Graham Says Y Combinator Companies Have Raised More Than $1 Billion

<a target="_blank" href="">Y Combinator </a>co-founder Paul Graham <a target="_blank" href="">tweeted</a> today that
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