App integration startup Zapier has launched a new API status dashboard, a tool that can help developers and companies identify downtime for about 200 APIs.
Today, we saw some scattered investments in the $4-10 million range. Here's a shortlist of the hottest tech and clean energy deals.
Got a craving for Katz's pastrami or Magnolia Bakery's cupcakes? Goldbely will deliver straight to your city apartment.
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.
Microryza is a crowdfunding platform for scientific research projects.
SiftScience has raised $5.5 million from high-profile investors, including Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff, Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian, Union Square Ventures, First Round Capital, and more.
The new Silicon Valley handshake is a four-step digitally-enhanced process.
To make it easier for roommates or colleagues at a small company to order items for a shared kitchen, Instacart has launched a new feature called "Shop with Friends."
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.
Education technology startup Clever has raised $3 million to integrate online learning software with student data.
Uber's CEO, Travis Kalanick, made a public appearance this weekend to make one thing very clear. He is not worried.
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.
How do you succeed online in the crowded, noisy, and sometimes scammy local search market? If you're Stik.com, you succeed by focusing on transactions that are infrequent, expensive, and have a high cost of failure.
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.
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.
Sitting at the intersection of group messaging and social networking is Everyme, a startup so zeroed in on private communication that it prevents sharing beyond its walls. Today the company, which allows users to post updates and photos to groups, …
42Floors emerged from Y Combinator’s Winter 2012 class back in March as an office space search and discovery service with the mission of helping companies find their dream office.
The company launched with some strong rhetoric about technologically upending the …
SMS messages sent for practical, group communication rather than just LOLs is serious enough business that investors have handed SendHub a $2 million check.
Recent Y Combinator graduate SendHub, which bills itself as SMS for organizations, is in the business …
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 …
Creating and managing a wiki can take work. It requires a special syntax to format your text and build out the wiki how you’d like it. Hackpad is trying to make the wiki fresh again, with real-time updating and no …