Winter 2007 Companies (YC W07)

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YCW07 (Winter 2007)

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Companies YC Investment Matching Investment (YC VC, Start Fund)
13 $260,000 $0
General Description
Auctomatic

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: auctomatic
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by live current media for $5m
  • Market:
Auctomatic, offers an auction and marketplace management system for all of those individual sellers on such sites as Ebay, Amazon, Overstock and others. The application lets you list your items as well as manage your sales, but it also helps you understand how to best optimize your selling and maximize profits.
Buxfer

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: buxfer
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: financial services and payment processing
Buxfer is the next-generation personal finance solution, taking money management to the web. Buxfer lets you monitor all your bank and credit card accounts at one single place.
Heysan

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: heysan
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by good technology
  • Market:
Heysan is a free mobile messaging and community based in San Francisco, California. The company was founded though Y Combinator and was incubated with Twitter its first year.
Octopart

  • Location: New York, NY
  • CrunchBase: octopart
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: electronics design
Octopart is a vertical search engine, which launched not too long ago, focuses on putting an end the inadequate search engines used by electronics parts manufacturers. Octopart lets you search, compare prices, and view specifications for parts on Allied Electronics, Digi-Key, Mouser, and Newark InOne.
Parakey

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: parakey
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by Facebook
  • Market:
Parakey was founded in early 2006 by Blake Ross and Joe Hewitt of Mozilla/Firefox fame. Little has been revealed about what Parakey will actually do, but it has been touted as both a platform and set of applications that will merge the desktop environment with the Web. It has also been described as a Web-based operating system. Great emphasis has been placed on Parakey’s potential to make tasks on the computer more intuitive for the average Joe.
SocialMoth

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: socialmoth
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
Socialmoth is a community to post your thoughts anonymously. You can view postings (mostly gossip and secrets) from the whole community as well as get updates for when someone in your group of friends makes a post.
Tsumobi

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: tsumobi
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Tsumobi hopes to solve the problem with mobile apps by creating their own language. The new language will sit on top of J2ME and process applications downloaded (via URL) for Tsumobi enabled sites.
View3

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market:
dead
VirtualMin

  • Location: Mountain View
  • CrunchBase: virtualmin
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Virtualmin is taking on the lack of innovation in the server admin programs, like Plesk, by making a more accessable version for pages managed by the non-technical crowd.
Weebly

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: weebly
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: drusenko
  • Status: live
  • Market:
Weebly is an AJAX website creator that allows you to create pages with template skins and content widgets. Users can easily drag-and-drop content widgets like pictures, text, video and Google Maps in WYSIWYG-fashion.
Whitenoise Networks

  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: whitenoise-networks
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: dead
  • Market: online music
Whitenoise is like a social network for the music industry. It comes with specially made tools for bands, agents, publicists, and venues to manage each part of their business. Bands will be able to manage their cross country tours by map.
Writewith

  • Location: Corvallis, OR
  • CrunchBase: writewith
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: live
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
Writewith is a collaborative writing web app, enabling you to easily flow through the steps of writing, editing, and publishing a document with a group. A document is started by uploading an existing document (.doc, .txt, .rdf) or just typing away.
Zenter

  • Location: n/a
  • CrunchBase: zenter
  • Twitter: n/a
  • Hacker News: n/a
  • Status: acquired by google
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
Zenter is an web based presentation app that promises to really take advantage of being online. Users will have the regular functionality of PowerPoint, but with the ability to directly add content from the web (Google Images). Each public slide show will also be put into a public library, for other users to remix or just drop into their show.
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