Crocodoc Acquired By Box

Crocodoc has been acquired by Box, announced by Box via press release and Crocodoc’s company blog.  Crocodoc is a YC W10 company that makes document-management technology that is used primarily by businesses.  Crocodoc’s products include software that converts Microsoft Office files into HTML5, secure document embedding and sharing solutions, and workflow collaboration tools.  This acquisition is an exciting […]

2013 In Review For Y Combinator

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 […]

Zenefits and the Art of HR Maintenance

Zenefits provides small businesses with free outsourced management of employee benefits, payroll processing, and other human resources.  The service, from YC W13, is completely free because it earns commissions from insurance companies.  Insurance reform provisions of the Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) take effect at the beginning of 2014.  Many employers must also provide employee insurance starting […]


General Description
  • Batch: ycw10
  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: crocodoc
  • Hacker News: rdamico
  • Status: acquired by box
  • Market: web-based business productivity and collaboration
Crocodoc makes it easy to view, comment on, and share documents on the web.