Y Combinator

Crowdfunding

Reddit Co-Founder: Crowdfunding Is Powering a Second, Much Bigger Renaissance

Alexis Ohanian says that technology means more creators can pursue their craft and get paid for it. The Internet means that people all over the world are becoming patrons of artists all over the world.
Crowdfunding

Y Combinator Partner on Crowdfunding: It Makes Our Job Harder

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of social news site Reddit and partner at startup accelerator Y Combinator, talks about how platforms like Kickstarter are making his role as a startup investor more challenging.
Accelerators

How to Determine If an Accelerator Really Will Boost Your Startup

Startup accelerators are like college. They all award degrees but the market values some more than others.
Y Combinator

This Is Y Combinator's Next Hot Area of Investment

For the first time, the accelerator program is actively recruiting startups outside the tech space.
Investing

5 Startups to Watch at Y Combinator's Demo Day

An investor's preview of the companies that have caught his eye at the Californian accelerator's summer event.
Starting Up

After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run

Apoorva Mehta's company, the grocery delivery service Instacart, just raised $44 million and is expanding rapidly.
Net Neutrality

Public Deluges FCC With 677K Comments on Proposed 'Fast Lane' Rule

A long list of Internet upstarts have demanded tough regulation to protect net neutrality, while tech giants including Google and Facebook have said little.
Accelerators

How to Get Into the Nation's Elite Accelerators

We've polled advice from some of the leading minds in accelerators on what you need to get started.
100 Brilliant Companies

Meet the Universal Platform for Sharing Music

Bop.fm allows users of subscription music services to share songs and playlists with listeners of other services, such as Spotify.
Mentorship

This Firm Offers Startups Mentorship For a Fee, Not an Equity Stake

Knowledge powerhouse GLG just turned the startup mentorship model on its head, but small potatoes need not apply. Here's the inside scoop.
Y Combinator

Paul Graham Steps Down as President of Y Combinator

Sam Altman, previously a co-founder and CEO of the location-based social networking mobile application Loopt, will take the reins when Graham departs.
Ask Entrepreneur

10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

Insider tips on how to best find and apply to the right accelerator for your company.
Growth Strategies

How One Startup Aims to Revolutionize the Hiring Process

This company uses technology to read between the lines to find the best hire in a sea of similar applicants.
Starting a Business

Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators

Impact accelerators are increasingly sprouting to support the specific needs of social entrepreneurs.
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