New Markets Funded By Y Combinator

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.

Upverter Hackathon Recap

Upverter held a hardware hackathon at Y Combinator HQ last Saturday, posting photos of the event and a recap on the Upverter blog.  Setup began at 7 in the morning and clean-up finished after 11 at night.  The hackathon had 300 applicants that resulted in over 130 attendees, 32 submitted hacks, 30 one-minute presentations, and 11 awards […]

Hardware Hackathon on February 23

Upverter is hosting a hardware hackathon at Y Combinator on February 23.  To attend, you must apply with or without a team.  80 teams will be notified of acceptance on February 8.  Upverter (YC W11) will provide information on how to design hardware and demonstrate how to use the Upverter design tools.  Participating companies at the […]


General Description
  • Batch: ycw07
  • Location: New York, NY
  • CrunchBase: octopart
  • 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.