Pair has rebranded as Couple, reports VentureBeat. The “app for two” lets couples “stay together when you’re apart” through private sharing of calendars, lists, sketches, and thumbkisses. The mobile app, available for both iPhone and Android, resulted from Y Combinator Winter 2012 by maker Tenthbit. It subsequently raised over 4 million dollars from investors like Ashton Kutcher’s A-Grade Investments and […]
Y Combinator Universe published more than a hundred blog posts in 2013. Topics covered everything from relationship apps for couples to in-memory relational databases. I wrote about fashion startups and wearable devices. The acquisition of a dozen companies were mentioned. And Demo Day for two new batches were detailed, YC W13 and YC S13. Here’s a […]
Eighteen months to two years has traditionally been the average lifespan of any startup destined to either give up or get acquired. Luma.io announced today that it’s been acquired by Facebook’s Instagram subsidiary. Luma.io was one of many apps pitched as an “Instagram for video,” providing video stabilization, filters, and hosting. Yesterday, I wrote about […]
With each successive round, Y Combinator frequently funds new markets of startups that solve existing problems for other YC companies and the greater startup ecosystem. I’ve recently been able to identify sixteen such companies in five new markets.
The 464 startups prior to YC’s current batch have each raised an average of $3.18 million dollars, according to a recent tweet by Paul Graham. The math on that collectively means those companies have raised over 1.4 billion dollars. Of those companies, here’s what’s raised money in the last couple of weeks.
Introduction This page contains tips on how to get into Y Combinator, including how to apply and the interview process. There’s also a collection of links to more than 30 blog entries about real YC interview experiences. Contents 1. Applying To Y Combinator 2. Rejection Email 3. Investor Questions Generally 4. Questions Likely By Y […]