2013 In Review For Y Combinator
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 Joins YC VC Program As Investor And Advisor
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 […]
Y Combinator Replaces $150k Start Fund With $80k VC Program
Y Combinator announced today that its replacing the $150k Start Fund with a new $80k VC Program. The “Start Fund” was a convertible note investment of $150,000 originally made by Yuri Milner and SV Angel to every YC startup. The program began with startups in the YC W11 class.
About Y Combinator
What is Y Combinator According to Wikipedia: Y Combinator is an American seed-stage startup funding firm, started in March 2005. Y Combinator provides seed money, advice, and connections at two 3-month programs per year. In exchange, they take an average of about 6% of the company’s equity. Compared to other startup funds, Y Combinator itself […]