Watsi.org, from YC W13, has been included on CNN’s 10 Startups to Watch in 2013. Earlier this month, the White House also recognized Watsi co-founder Chase Adam as one of twelve Champions of Change for his contributions to crowdsourcing. Among these honors, Watsi also represents two firsts for Y Combinator.
Support non-profit Watsi.org and get an official Hacker News t-shirt. Teespring.com is a startup that allows people to crowdfund awesome custom apparel with no up-front cost and no risk. Watsi.org enables people to directly fund low-cost, high-impact medical treatments for people in need, as previously reported here. Teespring and Watsi are teaming up for a good cause. […]
Watsi enables you to directly fund low-cost, high-impact medical treatments for people in need. Watsi is also the first non-profit investment by Y Combinator, according to a post today by Paul Graham. How Watsi works is by letting you browse profiles to find a person you’d like to support, funding their treatment, and then receiving […]
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 […]
Khosla Ventures has joined Y Combinator’s YC VC Program, reports Silicon Valley Business Journal. This new involvement by Khosla Ventures replaces Yuri Milner in YC VC. I mentioned Vinod Khosla this past November (Soylent Is A Nutritious Meal-Replacement Shake Mix And Experiment In Food Engineering By Startups). The addition of Khosla Ventures as an advisor offers some refreshing implications […]
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.
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, […]
||Watsi is an online peer-to-peer crowdfunding platform that allows users to fund life-changing medical treatments for underserved people in developing countries. Watsi is a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.|