Soylent is a dry powder shake mix designed as a meal-replacement drink. The mix contains “an assortment of… vitamins deemed medically necessary for a person to live.” Soylent, a product of Rosa Labs, started as a Crowdhoster campaign that resulted in over $1.5 million pre-orders. The meal-replacement drink also just raised a $1.5 million seed round. Rather […]
Eight startups for fashion and clothing have done Y Combinator. Three of these companies are new, in the current batch of YC W13. And Winter must be a good time to get funding for fashion. All except one are from winter sessions. Here’s all of them:
||Errplane is a service that instruments and monitors your application's performance, custom metrics, and exceptions. By including the Errplane library, you'll automatically get details on the performance of your application and be able to configure alerts for email, SMS, chatroom, or web hook. Further, you can configure monitors to ensure that your site and API are up and responding, background workers are running, and jobs are being processed in a timely manner.|
||Lollipuff is an auction site that fully authenticates any designer clothing and accessories it sells. Lollipuff prevents buyers from purchasing counterfeit goods by using a combination of human expert authenticators along with a patent-pending process to ensure that the goods on the site are real. All the items sold are either lightly used or brand new.|
||PagerDuty is an alarm dispatching service for system administrators and support teams.
PagerDuty collects alerts from your business's existing monitoring tools (Nagios, Monit, Pingdom, etc) and calls or SMSes the engineer on duty if there's a problem. If the assigned engineer doesn't answer, PagerDuty will automatically escalate the issue by notifying someone else. PagerDuty fills a gap in many of today's monitoring tools by providing sophisticated on-call management features typically found only in high-price enterprise solutions. PagerDuty's on-call schedules, alarm escalations, telephone alerts, and phone-based incident management ensure that your support staff are rapidly notified of any system problem.