Summer 2007 Companies (YC S07)

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YCS07 (Summer 2007)

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Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
17 $340,000 $0
General Description
Adpinion

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: hello-chair
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Hello Chair is the company that makes Adpinion and Appsaurus. Hello, Chair Inc. is a mobile/iPhone application company. The company produces Appsaurus, an application recommendation and discovery engine. The company also created Adpinion, a mobile advertising system that allows users to vote for ads they like or dislike.
Anywhere.fm

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: anywhere-fm
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by imeem for less than $5m
  • Market: online music
Anywhere.fm lets you upload your music collection onto their site and then play your music anywhere from the web.
Appjet

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: appjet
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by google for low-8-figures
  • Market:
AppJet is an online programming tool for building simple web apps. Founded by former MIT students, AppJet intends to simplify the process of writing web applications. The applications are programmed on a web based text editor in the simple but powerful JavaScript programming language. AppJet powers the Etherpad app created by the same founders.
Bountii

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: bountii
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: daily deals, coupons, and price comparison
Bountii (pronounced bounty) is a new price search engine. Emerging from the Y Combinator class of 2007, they focus on the incredibly popular and competitive category of electronics, currently crawling over 30 merchants. Bountii says they differentiate themselves from other price search engines by digging deeper into the prices. Their data includes shipping and handling, and finds especially low prices normally hidden from basic searches, like the ones Costco only shows at check out.
Clickpass

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: clickpass
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by yola
  • Market:
Clickpass makes OpenID easy to use and brings OpenID closer to the mainstream than any other company has done before.

The service wraps up the complexities of OpenID such that users are presented with consistent interfaces across all of the applications they use and can access them quickly and easily without needing a password.

Cloudant

  • Location: Somerville, MA
  • CrunchBase: cloudant
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: database technology
Cloudant is a non-relational, zero-configuration, distributed database service based on Apache CouchDB. Cloudant takes full advantage of the cloud platform, automatically distributing data across multiple servers and seamlessly scaling the database to accommodate the needs of any application. Cloudant provides the simplicity web developers want with the power to store and analyze the ever-increasing data volumes web applications need.
Disqus

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: disqus
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: danielha
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Disqus (formerly Big Head Labs) is a networked community platform, reaching over 200 million people a month, hundreds of thousands of registered communities, and millions of active commenters. The service offers a networked comment system used to foster engagement and connect audiences from around the web.
Draftmix

  • Location: Campbell, CA
  • CrunchBase: draftmix
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
On DraftMix fantasy sports fans can sign up and play pickup games against other players on the site for virtual dollars or for real money . Open games are listed in a lobby, where players can sign up in groups ranging from 4 to 10 players each paying into a prize pool. DraftMix also ponies up a nightly cash prize for a free game as well.
Dropbox

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: dropbox
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: dhouston
  • Status: live
  • Market: cloud storage
Dropbox is a software product that makes it easy to securely share files with other people, sync them across multiple computers, access them from anywhere, and keep them safe.
Fuzzwich

  • Location: Palo Alto
  • CrunchBase: fuzzwich
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Fuzzwich is an online animation space that includes MiniVid, a simple, playful animator. Fuzzwich is made by Habit Industries.
Justin.tv

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: justintv
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: justin
  • Status: live
  • Market: video technology
Justin.tv is the largest online community for people to broadcast, watch and interact around live video. With more than 41 million unique visitors per month and 428,000 channels broadcasting live video, Justin.tv is the leading live video site on the Web, enabling users to create real-time connections with others around the world.
Reble

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: reble
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market: online music
Reble offers a software download, only for windows, that allows users to stream music from your friends who also have installed Reble.
SlapVid

  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • CrunchBase: slapvid
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
SlapVid was reinvented as Cloudant at Y Combinator. SlapVid was a video site built on peer-to-peer technology that allows you to browse, search and watch video pulled from top video sites. When you find something you like you can ‘Slap It’, which adds it to your own video channel called a SlapStrip. SlapStrips can be shared with friends and added to blogs, websites and social networks like MySpace and Facebook.
SocialPicks

  • Location:
  • CrunchBase: socialpicks
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by financialcontent for $8m
  • Market:
SocialPicks provides individual investors with a trusted online investing community where they can invest smarter together.
Songkick

  • Location: London, GBR
  • CrunchBase: songkick
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: petesmithy
  • Status: live
  • Market: online music
Songkick lets you track the live music you like. Track artists, venues, and your concert buddies for event updates. Instantly track your favorite artists from Pandora, Last.fm, or iTunes.
Splashup

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: splashup
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: visual design
Splashup, formerly known as fauxto, is an online image editing service that provides some advanced tools and is unique for its incorporation of image editing layer effects.
Zecter (Versionate)

  • Location: Burlingame, CA
  • CrunchBase: zecter
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by Motorola Mobility for $25m
  • Market: cloud storage
Zecter is creating technology that aims to make it easy to share files with others over the internet.
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