Y Combinator has been on the defensive as of late. This past weekend, leaders from the popular accelerator were vocal on X (formerly known as Twitter) in their reaction to a comment made by the CEO of
The most recent cohort from Y Combinator features more than 200 startups. More than a record half of the S23 startups focus on AI applications, highlighting a dominant trend we can expect in the comin
Parker Conrad may be best known as the founder of both Zenefits and Rippling, but he is also arguably the best-known founder to have gone through Y Combinator’s accelerator program twice. Of cou
While a medical student at UC San Francisco, Dereck Paul grew concerned that innovation in medical software was lagging behind other sectors, like finance and aerospace. He came to believe that patien
The word on everybody's lips was "AI," but there was a number of startups trying to make trucking, and the larger logistics world, work better and faster.
Pricing too high at early stage is rife with issues that can plague the company's growth if it doesn't operate to perfection.
What follows are our favorites from the first day’s pitches, listed in no particular order.
It’s that time of year again: the week when startups in Y Combinator’s latest batch present their products for media — and investor — scrutiny. Over the next two days, roughly
TechCrunch+ heard from 15 VCs about why or why not they are tuning in to YC's Demo Day festivities this week.
Lucas Ochoa and Gautam Bose were hired together out of college at Google Creative Lab, Google’s tech and culture incubator, and spent three and a half years launching products like the AI Test K
We don't want to shock your system this early on a holiday week, but there aren’t very many web3-focused startups in the upcoming demo day contingent.
Storied venture firm Y Combinator has removed an Indian startup from its batch after discovering “irregularities” at the firm, several people familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. Medo
This is our Wednesday show, in which we sit down with a guest (Anu Hariharan), talk about their work and unpack the rest.
A lot of the most popular construction software was developed 20 to 40 years ago and many systems don’t talk to each other. As a result, the information stored in them is fragmented, adding extra wo
In late 2017, three entrepreneurs — Abhinav Das, Aditya Bhatia and Akash Bansal — came to the mutual realization that the final steps of building furniture — specifically painting an
Remedial Health, a Nigerian startup digitizing pharmacies and bringing efficiency to the pharmaceutical value chain, has raised $12 million Series A equity-debt funding to scale operations in the West
The startup helps companies improve their generative AI prompting, and this quick fundraise indicates there's room for more of its ilk.
Several years ago, Noah Stanford teamed up with Michael Melone to found 0pass, a startup that aims to make it easier for companies to replace usernames and passwords with biometrics, like Touch ID and
A new startup is launching out of stealth today with $5 million in seed funding as it looks to bring its flavor of open source to risk decision-making software in the finance sector. Ballerine, as the
If seed valuations continue to rise while later-stage prices dip, how long will it be until the climb from seed to Series A sees startups losing value?