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 [...]

Y Combinator Gains Five New Partners, IPO Experience

Y Combinator Kevin Hale Wufoo Michael Seibel Socialcam Steve Huffman Hipmunk Reddit SurveyMonkey Autodesk Conde Nast Dalton Caldwell Andrew Mason App.net imeem MySpace Groupon Harj Taggar Auctomatic Stripe Y Combinator has added four new part-time partners, one new full-time partner, and a full-time partner is reducing his role to part-time.  That’s all according to a [...]

Posterous Alternatives

Posterous Twitter Weebly Posthaven 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 [...]

COLOURlovers Is A Visual Community

COLOURlovers CHROMAom COLOURlovers enables you to create color palettes, share custom patterns, name colors, and discuss color inspiration ideas.  Over a million user-submitted color palettes is the site’s feature attraction, all of which can be downloaded in various formats.  COLOURlovers has various tools for selecting colors that work well together, gathering color palettes from photos, and customizing [...]

Bitcoin Is The New Gold Rush

Bitcoin PG Coinbase Bitcoin reminds me both of the personal computer revolution and the mid-1990s Digital Revolution.  Both were moments in history that resulted in entirely new industries that changed how people do business and created new wealth in the process.  Bitcoin has recently shown signs of being a similarly disruptive innovation.

Upverter Hackathon Recap

Upverter Pebble Octopart CircuitHub Lockitron Double Robotics Boosted Boards 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, [...]

YCW13 Companies

FlightCar Goldbely Meldium Microryza Padlet Screenhero Semantics3 SimplyInsured Strikingly Swish Thalmic Labs Unmanned Innovations Watsi Wevorce Zaranga Zenefits 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 [...]

About Patrick Keys

About Patrick Keys Patrick Keys citizenkeys AT gmail.com - Email Me! (415) 574-0365 - Call Me! Follow @citizenkeys Follow Patrick Keys on Quora Patrick Keys edits Y Combinator Universe, the largest unofficial collection of useful information about Y Combinator and YC-Funded companies. Also New Me Universe. And 500Startups Universe. In 2010, these websites originated as [...]

Moon Jellyfish

Jellyfish Art AnyVivo Jellyfish Art, from YCW12, sells moon jellyfish, jellyfish tanks, and jellyfish tank accessories.  They also have a Twitter account.  Alex Andon began Jellyfish Art based on his research catching jellyfish and building aquariums while finishing his B.S. in Biology and Environmental Science at Duke University.  Moon jellyfish require special tanks because they are mostly water.  The [...]

Hacker Monthly: Hacker News in Print

Hacker Monthly Hacker News Netizens Media Mondo 2000 Wired Hacker Monthly takes the top voted articles on Hacker News each month and puts them together in magazine format, available in both digital download and print versions.  They also have a Twitter account.  The magazine is a product of Netizens Media, “an indie web production company… [...]