Xobni Acquired By Yahoo!

Xobni has been acquired by Yahoo!  The company, from YC S06, made the announcement today on the Xobni company blog.  Xobni “makes your inbox and address book smarter by making it easy to search and discover all your contacts.”  It provides “a full view of each contact, complete with their photo, job title, company details, and email […]

New YC Investments Still Get Same Low Offers Since 2005, Portfolio Companies Potentially Worth $13.7 Billion

If your startup idea is so great, then why would you sell 7% of your startup for $20,000 dollars and some advice?  You probably wouldn’t.  Y Combinator has obviously thought of this question.  That’s why their first advice after investing is to avoid anyone else’s “lowball offers”.  That advice seems to be working so far: Valuations […]

37 YC Startups Valued Over $40m Revisited

37 YC Funded Companies Valued Over $40m is a post I wrote about a month ago.  Six of the 37 companies valued over $40 million dollars were exits.  I omitted any guess as to the remaining 31 companies.  Since writing that, I’ve noted exits of seven additional companies.  I’ve also done some quick research as to […]


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Xobni, the word 'inbox' spelled backwards, has created a new way to look at your email. Xobni takes the effort out of organizing, searching, and navigating your email.