Stanford students are short-circuiting VC firms by investing in their peers

Stanford’s success in spinning out startup founders is a well-known adage in Silicon Valley, with alumni founding companies like Google, Cisco, LinkedIn, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram and, yes, even

StartX, the accelerator for Stanford-affiliated entrepreneurs, gets a new CEO

StartX has grown a lot over the years, shifting from a program focused almost exclusively on helping Stanford students become founders to one that now also supports later-stage companies and serial en

Gfycat raises $10 million to help creatives fire up the memes

A startup called Gfycat (which is pronounced “Jiffy Cat”) has raised a mammoth $10 million seed round to turn its already popular user-generated content platform into a revenue generating concern.

Gametime raises $20 million to sell last-minute, textable tickets to sporting events and concerts

Gametime has raised $20 million in venture funding for an app that allows people to find and buy tickets to a nearby concert or sporting event at the last minute, and even up to a half-hour after a ga

Quantiacs is high-stakes fantasy football for quants

You've seen The Wolf of Wall Street, you're handy with some code, you know you can beat the market, but you don't have the money to invest? What could possibly go wrong. Quantiacs has the platform for

The Interdependency Of Stanford And Silicon Valley

There was a time when Stanford University was considered a second-rate engineering school. It was the early 1940s, and the Department of Defense was pressed to assemble a top-secret team to understand

Our Top Five Startups At StartX’s Fall 2014 Demo Day

StartX, the Stanford-funded and affiliated incubator, just held its demo day for the Fall 2014 batch of startups at its headquarters in Palo Alto. The companies presenting ran the gamut from bitcoin a

StartX Looks To Boost Its Investment Program

The non-profit business accelerator StartX has expanded its investment staff as it looks to place more bets into graduates of its Stanford-affiliated program. Founded by a Stanford alum, housed minute

Incubated: How StartX Helps Stanford-Affiliated Founders Get Their Companies Off The Ground

StartX has emerged to help founders from Stanford build their companies. The accelerator seeks to take advantage of all the resources at the university, as well as the wide range of tech companies nea

Our Four Favorite Startups From The StartX Summer 2014 Demo Day

StartX, the Stanford-funded and affiliated incubator, just held the first demo day at its new Palo Alto-based office space. In an hour, twelve startups pitched their wares to investors and the press,

WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton Talks About Not Getting “Swallowed By The Borg” At StartX

In his first speaking engagement at tonight's StartX event since Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion, the messaging service's co-founder Brian Acton talked about WhatsApp's big "F" word (focus)

Meet The Eight Startups From StartX’s Fall 2013 Class

StartX, the non-profit accelerator for Stanford-affiliated entrepreneurs, introduced the most recent eight companies to have gone through its program at a demo day in Silicon Valley today. Those compa

Meet The Next 10 Companies To Come Out Of StartX, Stanford’s Student Startup Accelerator

Stanford's student startup accelerator, StartX, had its eighth demo day tonight in Palo Alto, showing off the latest class of 11 companies* to go through the program. The accelerator, which just raise

Stanford Student Startup Accelerator StartX Raises Another $400,000, Bringing Total Funding To About $1.5 Million

StartX, which is a startup accelerator for Stanford students, has raised another round of funding, adding $400,000 to its coffers since last December. That money comes from new investors that include

Stanford’s StartX Incubator Says It’s Number 2 In Funding Per Startup, With $80M Raised Over 2 Years

This evening at the <a href="">StartX demo day</a>, the Stanford-based incubat

StartX, The Accelerator For Stanford Students, Wins $800K Grant From The Kauffman Foundation

StartX, the startup accelerator for Stanford students, has raised its first big piece of funding — an $800,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Under the name SSE Labs, StartX fir

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