Airware provides an operating system and development platform for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Today the company announced a strategic partnership with UAV leader Insitu.
Editor’s Pick “The hypocrisy of accelerators is that we give give you money and you go innovate while we do business as usual,” 500 Startups’ Paul Singh says.
The Canadian company is teaming up with a venture-capital firm to offer convertible notes to startups.
Homejoy’s platform connects people with professional home cleaners for $20 an hour. It expanded into Toronto today, following six months of rapid growth in the U.S.
Justin.tv has raised $8.3 million of an intended $20 million round. It was one of the first live streaming platforms, and it continues to be one of the most popular.
Editor’s Pick Welcome to the new breed of incubators: startup accelerators that give startups everything they need in one central location. It’s literally a startup ecosystem in a box.
The online venture capital firm has raised a $1.1 million fund as part of its new “Accelerate Series” that will support startups from Y Combinator’s Winter 2013 batch.
The accelerator will allocate $1 million of investment annually and caters to early-stage companies.
YC startup Thalmic Labs has raised $14.5 million in venture capital for MYO- an armband that lets you wirelessly control your computer, phone, or other digital devices.
Editor’s Pick “Mobile analytics is a brand-new field, and no clear winner has emerged yet,” Segment.io cofounder Peter Reinhardt says. “So we made it incredibly easy to try them all.”
“We’ve begun shipping production units,” cofounder David Cann told VentureBeat via email today. “In fact, we’ve already shipped the first 100. We’ll ship another 1,000 units by September.”
Divorces are traditionally terrible. But Wevorce, a Y-Combinator-backed startup that has just launched into general availability, wants to change that and make the process of divorce more amicable and less expensive.
Y Combinator welcomed five new partners to its elite cabal today and said goodbye to one.
Editor’s Pick Y Combinator-backed Verbling is a platform that connects people online to practice speaking foreign languages together. Today, the startup introduced Verbling Courses, a new product that seeks to make students proficient as quickly as possible.
CrowdMed is a crowdsourced medical diagnosis platform. The company participated in the most recent Y Combinator class and launched publicly today with $1.1M in funding from top-tier investors.
With funding from Reid Hoffman’s Greylock and other famous investors, Recurious could stand out among education app-makers.
Flightcar will not only give you free parking at the airport, but will pay you to rent out your car while you’re gone. The company got $5.5 million in its first round of funding today.
Personal finance startup SmartAsset has significantly expanded its platform that provides people with tools they need to make better make home-buying decisions.
Today, Y Combinator company Hipset introduced a multichannel YouTube network that helps musicians grow and monetize their online audience.
Balanced, which provides backend payments solutions for online marketplaces, adds $2 million into its seed round after six months of strong momentum.
In huge news for the venture capital world, the SEC officially announced that it will not recommend enforcement action against online investment platform FundersClub.
Prizeo’s online raffles give anyone the opportunity to share experiences with their favorite celebrities, for a good cause.
Watsi is a crowdfunding platform that helps fund basic medical treatments for people in need.
Microryza is a crowdfunding platform for scientific research projects.
Wevorce combines family law expertise with software to make the divorce process cheaper, more friendly, and easier on everyone involved.
The new Silicon Valley handshake is a four-step digitally-enhanced process.
Video advertising platform Virool raises $6.6 million in seed funding, which is the largest seed round in Y Combinator’s history.
Customers of Coinbase, a platform for buying and selling digital currency Bitcoin, have bought or sold more than $1 million worth of Bitcoin in the past 30 days.
“App for two” Couple scoops up British competitor, adds new features, promotes thumbkissing.
42floors raises new funds to better connect companies without office space and office space without companies.
The theme is all the rage among nerds, neckbeards, and your friendly VentureBeat staffers, too.
Online investing platform FundersClub gains acceptance and legitimacy as a member of the National Venture Capital Association.
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Y Combinator startup FarmLogs closes initial funding for its farm management software.
The Muse, a company that combines job searching with advice and direction, grabbed $1.2M in seed funding shortly after graduating Y Combinator.
Aaron Swartz, the co-creator of RSS 1.0, web.py, and a prominent Internet activist, has committed suicide.
Y Combinator just cut its startup class size down from 84 to a little fewer than 50 — nearly halving the amount of accepted startups, just like it recently halved the funding each company receives after graduating the program.
“The day I woke up and Reddit was working on its own was just the most incredible feeling,” Huffman says.
YC company LeanMarket launches a real-time bidding platform for mobile ad exchanges.
Y Combinator is tightening the purse strings, cutting the $150,000 investments startups get in half.