The influential Silicon Valley seed capitalist says that hard work can be learned and that successful people know what their limits are.
Worldcoin would use an orb-shaped device to scan people's irises to identify them, Bloomberg reported.
Prolific CEO Katia Damer and Dark CEO Paul Biggar said they were kicked out for criticizing misogyny and members' efforts to skip COVID-19 vaccine lines.
A portfolio company of VC firm Initialized created a Slack channel designated for Y Combinator founders who relocated from San Francisco to Austin, according to a tweet posted by a partner at the firm. The Slack channel had to be capped at 150 members because there were so many people […]
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Alexis Ohanian, who cofounded Reddit in 2005, has been called the “Mayor of the Internet.” He and cofounder Steve Huffman built the company over 16 months, then sold it to Condé Nast in 2006 for somewhere between $US10 and $US20 million. Today, the company is worth $US3 billion. Since then, […]
Y Combinator partner Michael Seibel has been named to Reddit’s board of directors. The move comes after Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian quit the board last week, calling on Reddit to name a Black candidate in his place. Ohanian said the change was “long overdue” and said his decision was spurred […]
The online coding bootcamp Lambda School, which went through Y Combinator and has attracted funding from the likes of Ashton Kutcher and GV, claims that 86% of its graduates are hired within six months. According to a May 2019 memo obtained by New York Magazine’s Vincent Woo, Lambda School told […]
Iranian-Americans are an essential part of the United States’ tech industry, heading firms such as Uber and legendary Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator. Some Iranian-American business leaders, like Intuit‘s Sasan Goodarzi, credit their success to their experiences as first- and second-generation immigrants. Many business leaders included here fled Iran […]
On Thursday, the hiring software startup Searchlight announced it raised a $US2.5 million seed round led by Accel. Searchlight was founded by twin sisters Kerry and Anna Wang, twin sisters who graduated Stanford last year and went to the famed startup incubator Y Combinator this year. They say that employers […]
A food startup focused on protein just raised $US3.5 million from VC firm Lux Capital, the company told Business Insider exclusively. The company, called Shiru, is led by a scientist who spent 2.5 years at Silicon Valley food startup Just. “What I’m interested in is unlocking the actual chemistry of […]
Some of Silicon Valley’s best and brightest believe that Lambda School is a new model for vocational education that could make student debt obsolete. The big innovation: Rather than paying up-front for tuition to its 9-month coding bootcamp program, Lambda School asks most students to sign income sharing agreements – […]
On Thursday, Business Insider reported that Lambda School, a hot coding bootcamp with backing from big names like Y Combinator and GV (formerly Google Ventures), had been ordered to cease operations until it properly registered with California state authorities. At the time, Lambda School CEO Austen Allred told Business Insider […]
In July, the online coding bootcamp Lambda School received a citation from the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) for failure to properly register itself with authorities. Lambda School has agreed to pay a $US75,000 fine, and is in the process of properly registering itself. Lambda School has an […]
On Wednesday, the messaging app Mattermost announced it closed $US50 million in series B funding. Mattermost is an alternative to Slack and Microsoft Teams, and what makes it different is that it’s available as open source and allows customers to control where and how their data is stored. Mattermost CEO […]
Paul Graham, the retired cofounder of Y Combinator, sparked a huge Twitter debate over the weekend after he said you don’t need to be a “rich kid” to create a tech unicorn. He used Airbnb’s founders as an example of this, saying they created the company after they “literally could […]
The buzzy Silicon Valley startup uBiome, which was geared toward highlighting the importance of the microbiome for human health, is under federal investigation. The FBI raided the company’s San Francisco offices last month, reportedly in regard to issues with how it was billing customers. Insiders previously said that, in their […]
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