Posterous Alternatives

Posterous, from YC S08, will shut down on April 30.  The team behind the popular “share anything” blogging platform was acqui-hired by Twitter in March 2012.  If you use Posterous and have waited until the last minute to move your blogs, you still have some options.  Those options include Weebly and Posthaven.

Founders: Know When To Hold ‘Em

Greater wealth is created simply by not giving up so easy.  That’s the conclusion of the data below for the 23 YC funded startups with known exit amounts.  This post is a follow-up to Longevity of YC Startups From Funding Through Acquisition. Acquired By Facebook

Eighteen months to two years has traditionally been the average lifespan of any startup destined to either give up or get acquired. announced today that it’s been acquired by Facebook’s Instagram subsidiary. was one of many apps pitched as an “Instagram for video,” providing video stabilization, filters, and hosting.  Yesterday, I wrote about […]

37 YC Funded Companies Valued Over $40m

“As of now, 37 YC cos have valuations of or sold for at least $40m.” That’s according to a recent tweet by Paul Graham.  Mr. Graham elaborates in a follow-up tweet that 37 is from a total 511 companies.  So about 7% of all YC companies either are, or were at the time of their […]

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 […]

YCW13 Companies

YCW13 is winding down towards Demo Day on March 26.  About a month before Demo Day, the companies start showing up in the press.  Professional courtesy is that I don’t add companies to the YC Companies page until I see them announce publicly on sites like TechCrunch, Hacker News, and the official YC Posterous. Right now, […]

Who Is Y Combinator

Below are the Y Combinator partners, the people that decide YC applications and advise startups.  In addition to these people, YC alumni also frequently sit in on interviews and influence the decision-making process. Partners That Advise Full-Time Name Description Paul Graham Paul Graham is a programmer, venture capitalist, and essayist. He is known for his […]


General Description
  • Batch: ycs08
  • Location: San Francisco
  • CrunchBase: posterous
  • Hacker News: a4agarwal
  • Status: acquired by twitter for $10m
  • Market:
Posterous is a simple web publishing platform via email. Text and files can be uploaded to the site via email.

Users are not required to create an account to use Posterous. To start, users simply email content to [email protected] and a 'blog' is autocreated and sent back to the user. Registered users can tailor the blog URL, post via the website, subscribe to other users.

Posterous embeds video, MP3s and other media into a player and turns images into image galleries. PDFs and other office documents are displayed in a Scribd embedded widget.

Users can also add friends and family's email address to any Posterous site they control. When the emails have been added, users can post by sending content they want to publish to [email protected]