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Someone exhibiting their startup from Y Combinator’s latest graduating class at Tuesday’s Demo Day will find big-time success, but picking winners based on cookie-cutter two-and-a-half minute presentations can be tough.
Next week is the Y Combinator Demo Day, akin to a startup’s graduation. While it’s a big milestone, savvy startups need to know where to focus next in order to succeed.
11 companies from the most recent Y Combinator batch will recieve funding from FundersClub, a new model for venture capital that found a good deal of interest in funding those companies.
Snapjoy is officially joining up with Dropbox, the two companies announced Wednesday, bringing its talents for storing photos in the cloud to the larger, more established cloud storage company. Both alumni of Y Combinator, the two companies will be joining forces.
Y Combinator, one of the oldest and most prestigious startup incubators in Silicon Valley, announced a change to its funding structure Monday, taking control of the VC investments made in each of its startup classes, and adding more facetime with local investors.
Airbnb, the darling success story of Paul Graham’s Y Combinator, began with a few design guys in San Francisco renting out an air mattress to customers, but the service has grown immensely since then, and Joe Gebbia, the company’s co-founder, said it was all about design.
After leaving the accelerator world, Mikko Järvenpää decided to ask entrepreneurs what they really thought about their experiences inside the startup factories. After talking to more than 150 graduates he discovered that acceleration can work well, but programs don’t always provide the help startups really need.
Double Robotics’ iPad-eqipped telepresence robot is the first beneficiary of the $25m fund Grishin announced earlier this year. His cash will help Double ramp up manufacturing, which will be useful as early demand has been high.
Mobile analytics companies provide app publishers with data about their users. Hiptype, a Y Combinator startup, wants to do the same thing for ebooks. That could be huge for data-starved book publishers — except that for now, Hiptype only works on platforms that support HTML5.