Y Combinator

Dashworks is a search engine for your company’s sprawling internal knowledge

As a company grows, the amount of important information employees need to keep track of inevitably grows right along with it. And, as your tech stack gets more complicated, that information ends up sp

Membership, mentorship or just messy

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Atlassian acquires Percept.AI

Atlassian today announced that it has acquired Percept.AI, an AI company from Y Combinator’s summer 2017 batch that offers an automated virtual agent support solution — a chatbot, basicall

Quan raises $1.15M from YC to tackle post-pandemic employee burnout

With post-pandemic burnout on the rise, the shift to remote working, and the “Great Resignation” now passing into the lexicon, companies are struggling to hold onto talent. Culture platfor

Compound aims to be a one-stop shop for tech employees to manage their finances

Jordan Gonen and Jacob Schein had both worked in the tech industry for a few years when they realized they lacked a clear understanding of their own finances. Like many other tech employees, the two s

Crypto investors have 1099 problems, but CoinTracker helps make sure filing taxes isn’t one

The upcoming tax season is likely to prove particularly complex for crypto investors, many of whom will be paying taxes on their crypto holdings for the first time ever. In the U.S., the crypto indust

More tech drama, please

A Twitter thread from Bolt CEO Ryan Breslow was good fun, and useful in bringing a bit of necessary combat back to tech.

Hundreds of Y Combinator alumni join crypto collective to back web3 startups

A crypto collective backing web3 startups is seeking new members. The only condition for joining? Applicants must be alumni of the Y Combinator accelerator. The group, called Orange DAO, is an effort

Fathom raises $4.7M for its AI notetaker

Fathom, a startup that is building an AI notetaker for Zoom, today announced that it has raised a $4.7 million seed round from a range of early-stage investors, including Zoom’s own Apps Fund. O

Calii bags $22.5M to build Latin America’s grocery shopping future

The mobile grocery app automates the supply chain, enabling customers to choose over 5,000 products delivered via a network of micro-fulfillment centers in less than two hours. 

The first big tech antitrust bill lumbers toward reality

A major Senate bill that would prevent tech companies from giving preference to their own products and services just passed a significant hurdle in Congress, bringing it one step closer to becoming la

Will quantum computing remain the domain of the specialist VC?

Despite all the buzz, quantum investments are still not mainstream: there were about 90 quantum investments in 2021.

InFlow, a science-based app for ADHD, raises $2.3M Seed led by Hoxton Ventures

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms can include anxiety, chronic boredom, impulsiveness, trouble concentrating, controlling anger, and even depression. But ADHD sufferers can face

Ghanaian fintech Float raises $17M seed to power cash flow for commerce in Africa

Cash flow is a major pain point for small businesses in Africa. Long payment cycles, which can take 30-90 days after services or products have been rendered, and little or no capital, of which researc

Spain’s Payflow, a salary advance startup, banks $9.1M to fuel a super app growth strategy

Barcelona-based Payflow, a YC-backed salary-advance fintech with ambitions to evolve into a neobank, has banked a $9.1 million Series A funding round — bringing its total raised since January 20

The friends with benefits of the financial world

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Daily Crunch: Banking app Current amps up its savings rate to 4.00% APY

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Has Y Combinator’s new deal changed the early-stage investing game?

Has Y Combinator truly changed the early-stage startup investing game, perhaps in its own favor? Or did it merely provide more time to its portfolio companies to reach their next stage of maturity?

Arc wants to build the de facto finance solution for SaaS startups

There’s financial technology (fintech) companies out there targeting all sorts of different segments of the population, as well as companies at various stages of growth. A new company recently emerg

Daily Crunch: Take-Two Interactive will buy FarmVille creator Zynga for $12.7B

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