The best and brightest of Silicon Valley crowded into the Computer History Museum today for Y Combinator’s demo day. Of the 49 promising startups, here are the most exciting consumer-facing businesses.
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A custom T-shirt startup is generating a huge buzz at Y Combinator’s demo day. Today, it announced it made $700,000 in sales in the month of April alone.
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?
Inspired by Khan Academy, the next wave of education technology startups are seeing opportunity in video.
Eligible is an API that makes it easier for the medical practitioners and insurance companies to assess patient eligibility.
For Healthy Labs and other companies in the space, they have significant opportunity to use technology to make a difference in the lives of millions of people. Research has shown that 50 percent of Americans are living with a chronic disease.
Viral videos are not just about cute cats anymore.
Sisters see an opportunity to take a piece of a $22.5 billion wedding-industry pie.
These companies seek to fill empty airline seats, building free travel guides for mobile devices, and booking “travel experiences.”
Sponsorfied is one of the current batch of Y Combinator startups; it connects brands looking to sponsor events (like Pop Chips) with event organizers (such as Y Combinator), and it’s quickly gaining attention in the tech industry.
Many would be surprised to learn about the amount of tech sitting in the cab of an 18-wheeler. Keychain Logistics wants to build on this by making it easier for truckers to connect with shippers.
Businesses that want to craft their own referral programs to benefit their customers have a new option to consider: the rewards network Referly.
Scoutzie, a Y Combinator, SV Angel, and 500 Startups backed startup, helps companies connect with mobile designers for short-term projects.
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Plivo, a “telephony as a service” startup that took the stage at Y Combinator Demo Day today, is taking on Twilio, a popular pay-as-you-go API provider for the cloud.
Funders Club is attempting to build the future of NASDAQ.
Amicus enables non-profits to leverage the social networks of their supporters to raise more money.
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.
Apple’s virtual-assistant Siri isn’t available on Android phones, so copycat apps are popping up all over the Android Marketplace. Sonalight, however, promises to not just be another voice-activated assistant app, but rather a life-saving voice-activated assistant app.
Incubator Y Combinator just held its latest Demo Day, where the current class of startups gave rapid-fire demonstrations to investors and journalists.