Friday May 17
Andrew Mason moves to S.F, joins Y Combinator, sings about business
Groupon co-founder and former CEO Andrew Mason is moving to San Francisco to start a new company and will also become a part-time partner at Y Combinator, the famed incubator program that has funded hundreds of startups, including meghits like Airbnb, Dropbox and Scribd.
Couple App: The best long distance relationship tool ever
Nothing beats seeing your significant other's name pop up on your phone, whether it be from a text message or phone call.
Working in the land of makebelieve made the difference for a startup on the skids
That's what Jason Freedman and his team at FlightCaster had to do when their startup hit the skids.
Wall Street Journal
Coinbase Nabs $5M in Biggest Funding for Bitcoin Startup
Eleven-month-old startup Coinbase announced Tuesday the largest funding round to date for a Bitcoin startup, a $5 million investment led by Union Square Ventures .
Chute Opens Up With $7M Series A
San Francisco-based startup Chute announced Tuesday it raised a $7 million Series A round of funding led by Foundry Group , with existing investors Freestyle Capital and U.S. Venture Partners also participating.
Welcome to the hardware revolution
FORTUNE Just a few years ago, it would have taken a corporate empire to design, build, and market a hardware game-changer like Apple's iPhone.
Silicon Valley's Top Startup Factory Once Funded A Company Because...
Y Combinator has an acceptance rate similar to that of an Ivy League school, and a track record for producing billion-dollar startups.
Customer Discovery Starts With Empathy
Paul Graham of Y Combinator writes, " In a sense there's just one mistake that kills startups: not making something users want.
Graham, Weiner, Filo fund ed-tech with debt
Y Combinator founder Paul Graham is among the investors in the Start Fund , a new investment vehicle for ImagineK12 accelerator graduates.
Ed-tech startups: Imagine K12 bumps up its accelerator funding to $100K
Ed-tech accelerator Imagine K12 announced that it will increase its initial funding for startups from $20,000 to $100,000. This additional funding is available from the newly established "Start Fund," backed by Y Combinator founder Paul Graham, Yahoo! co-founder David Filo, Angela Filo, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, NewSchools Venture Fund, and GSV ... (more)