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Thursday Sep 11 | ABA Journal

Michelle Crosby is shaking up the adversarial divorce process with Wevorce

"My parents had one of those War of the Roses -type divorces," says Crosby, referring to the 1989 film starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner in an escalating marital dogfight that ends in double disaster. "I was on the stand when I was 9, and the lawyer asked me if I were stranded on a desert island, which parent would I choose to be with.

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Related Topix: Fatshark AB, War of the Roses, Paradox Interactive, Video Games, Boise, ID, Startups

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Wired

Switchboard Is Like Craigslist Without the Creeps and Flakes

Most startups want to grow as fast as they can. For many in the tech game, including as Paul Graham, the founder Y Combinator, one of Silicon Valley's hottest startup incubators, rapid growth is the very definition of a startup .

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Related Topix: Local Search, Startups, Oberlin College, Reed College

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Independent.ie

Why I chose to build a world-beating start-up in Waterford

In late January this year, I was sitting in the offices of Conde Nast, publisher of Vanity Fair , pitching for business.

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Related Topix: New York, Startups, Social Software

TechCrunch

Incubated: Y Combinator's Approach To Finding And Helping Startups Become Big Winners

Y Combinator is the most famous of all startup accelerators out there, thanks to success of companies like Airbnb, Dropbox, and Stripe, all of which have gone through its program.

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Related Topix: Startups, Dropbox, AirBnB

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Business Journal

Early Twitch backers Y Combinator, Bessemer win big on Amazon acquisition

Bessemer Venture Partners, whose Ethan Kurzweil is on Twitch's board, is likely the biggest VC winner in the company's $970 million cash sale to Amazon.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Startups, Emerging Technology, Bessemer Venture Partners

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Y Combinator Nonprofit Zidisha Changes Microfinance Equation

Banks in the U.S. are still leery of issuing loans to local small businesses , but one nonprofit says it has figured out a way of getting a 90% repayment rate on business loans to the types of people no financial institution would trust-young people in poor African countries without as much as a permanent address.

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Related Topix: Startups, Non-Profit, Small Business, Personal Finance, World News, Kenya, Science, Computer Science

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Techmeme

YC's Jessica Livingston Was Hit On by a VC on the Way to This Interview

YC's Jessica Livingston Was Hit On by a VC on the Way to This Interview - When Jessica Livingston, a co-founder of the influential startup accelerator Y Combinator, arrived at The Wine Room in Palo Alto, Calif., a little early for our meeting, a man who was also waiting outside the wine bar started to chat her up.

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Related Topix: Startups, Palo Alto, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Blogging Pro

How to Use Interviews & Collaboration to Boost Traffic & Sales Online

The vast majority of business people, writers, marketers and other professionals online have to start from zero with whatever venture we decide to dedicate ourselves to.

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Related Topix: Startups, Marketing

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Re/code

YC's Jessica Livingston Was Hit On by a VC on the Way to This Interview

When Jessica Livingston, a co-founder of the influential startup accelerator Y Combinator , arrived at The Wine Room in Palo Alto, Calif., a little early for our meeting, a man who was also waiting outside the wine bar started to chat her up.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Startups, Online Dating

TechCrunch

Product Hunt, A Reddit For Products, Is Now Banned From Reddit

Product Hunt , the Y Combinator-backed social network for sharing links to interesting new startups and apps via a Reddit-like interface, has been banned from Reddit.

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Related Topix: Reddit, Startups, YouTube, Google

Entrepreneur Magazine

This Is Y Combinator's Next Hot Area of Investment

Until now, Y Combinator -- the prestigious accelerator program that vaulted some of Silicon Valley's most buzzed about companies, including Drobox, Airbnb and Reddit was primarily a tech incubator.

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Related Topix: Startups, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology

Entrepreneur Magazine

This Is Y Combinator's Next Hot Area of Investment

Until now, Y Combinator -- the prestigious accelerator program that vaulted some of Silicon Valley's most buzzed about companies, including Drobox, Airbnb and Reddit was primarily a tech incubator.

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Related Topix: Startups, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology

Wed Aug 20, 2014

New Yorker

Fever Pitch

On Tuesday, at Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum, which preserves obsolete computing artifacts, a parade of startup founders pitched an audience of investors on plans to speed up the process of obsolescence.

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Related Topix: Computers, Science, Computer Science, Startups, Nuclear Energy

Tue Aug 19, 2014

GigaOM

YC Demo Day's crowd favorite proves that if you fix real problems, you'll find a customer

We're halfway through Y Combinator's Summer 2014 Demo Day, and we already have a crowd favorite.

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Related Topix: Startups

TechCrunch

Sam Altman On His Inaugural Batch Of Companies As Y Combinator's New Head

"A lot of people ask what's different this time," said Sam Altman, who took over Y Combinator from Paul Graham at the beginning of the year.

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Related Topix: Startups, Computers

The Bold Italic

Y Combinator Has to Womansplain Harassment to VCs

Business dinners that turn out to not be about business. Unwanted hands slipping under the table to land on a thigh.

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Related Topix: Startups

GigaOM

YC on its ultra-private Alumni Demo Night: "Don't even think about asking to come"

Twice a year before YC Demo Day, graduates return in droves for the exclusive, secretive "Alumni Demo Night."

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Startups

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Forbes.com

How Far Will Twitter Go To Attract New Users?

When starting a company, appealing to a narrow niche of passionate customers is a good strategy.

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Related Topix: Twitter, Startups

Bplans Blog

What's the Difference Between a Small Business Venture and a Startup?

In comparison to traditional business ventures, startups are expected to grow rapidly, at a rate of between 5% and 7% per week in their initial stage - Paul Graham, co-founder of Y Combinator When I hear the word 'startup', my mind immediately begins playing a reel of a bunch of twenty-something year old web developers, huddled together in a retro ... (more)

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Startups, Dentistry, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology

BioSpace

Silicon Valley??'s Hottest Tech Accelerator, To Tout Biotech Startups

Silicon Valley's hottest tech accelerator, Y Combinator, is about to show off its first class of biotech startups.

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Related Topix: Startups, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA

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