Guest Post A market where only angels swoop in to provide necessary seed and early-stage capital is problematic … the angel market is much less efficient than established venture capital.
Erli Bird connects entrepreneurs with early adopters for their products
Founders Dwight Crow and Christopher Berner were acqui-hired by Facebook today. Terms were not disclosed, but what is clear is that Facebook is not getting into the business of helping you buy and sell cars.
What counts as a startup? Paul Graham has a deceptively simple answer: It’s a tool for generating rapid, exponential growth. But that’s not the only kind of startup.
Double Robotics, the Y Combinator grad which created probably the best-looking telepresence robots on the planet, announced a $250,000 investment from Grishin Robotics today — and the fact that Double has already sold 600 units of its first model for $1.2 million in pre-sales to 24 universities and 17 Fortune 500 companies.
Mobile app development company Parse is adding Cloud Code to its list of services.
Editor’s Pick Jon Crawford is an entrepreneur with the dubious distinction of having been kicked out of Y Combinator. But rolling with the punches and continuing to fight for what he believed was right for his startup, he took a $1.5 million investment from VCs including Kleiner Perkins six months later. But how?
Editor’s Pick In a leaked memo, Graham cautioned Y Combinator companies not to accept deals from Google Ventures, calling that firm’s funding term sheets lowball offers.
Editor’s Pick Today, a new class of startups is launching from nReduce, which got its start a few months ago as a self-proclaimed neo-Y Combinator. Now, eight of the best startups from its first batch are giving online demonstrations.
VentureBeat interviews a security researcher for Fortune 500 companies about Facebook and its bug bounty reward program.
Editor’s Pick Over 80 companies pitched to a roomful of investors and press at Y Combinator’s Demo Day. In the postmortem, how did they fare compared to last year’s batch? And what does Silicon Valley really think?
Travel storytelling and discovery app Tripl just executed a genius guerilla marketing idea: handing out fake parking tickets at Y Combinator’s demo day that promo the company’s app — and investor-readiness.
Startup Ridejoy launched an iOS app today to bring together people looking to share rides for long distance journeys.
Microsoft’s newest incubator, the Bing Fund, will invest $50,000-$100,000 in early-stage startups, through standard convertible notes. It will also provide mentorship, office space, and more.
Paul Graham is the genius behind Y Combinator, one of the first startup incubators and the birthplace of immediately recognizable companies such as Reddit, Scribd, Disqus, Dropbox, Posterous, and many, many more. So if he gets worried, people listen.
[vimeo 39558190 w=558 h=314] In today’s VBWeekly video we invade the VentureBeat writers lounge to ask our reporters about the Y-Combinator Demo Day event. We asked Meghan Kelly and Sarah Mitroff about the presentations that made them laugh; later we ask them what company they think has the best chance for success. Finally, we asked the Magic 8 Ball if tomorrow’s VB Mobile Summit will be a success. And it says ‘Yes”!
Boutiques are the last type of store you’d expect to get technical, but Shoptiques co-founder Olga Vidisheva is confident she can bring the tiny shops to your digital doorstep.
If your friends are sick of seeing lovey-dovey status updates meant only for your significant other, it might be time to take your love to a new private social network.
The problem with kids these days is … actually a problem with smartphones. Parents are hard-pressed to find a safe way let kids have the smart-gadgets they really want. Kyte, however, believes it has found a solution for Android phones.
Zillow, Redfin, Trulia: all familiar names to anyone who’s looked for a home lately. But where in this digital landscape would you go to look for office space?
Codecademy, the white-hot startup that teaches even total novices how to code, has launched a new tool: Creators lets anyone create a course on Codecademy and teach technology to over a million budding developers.
The newest member of Y Combinator’s team is angel investor and successful entrepreneur Geoff Ralston.
Mob games aren’t really fun unless you can disrespect your foes. That’s the idea behind iMob 2, the latest mobile social game from startup Addmired, which has had a string of hits.