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Fundraising

This Nonprofit Acts Like a Tech Startup. Why Don't More Nonprofits Do the Same?

Instead of constantly fundraising, Y Combinator graduate Watsi has adopted a more defined model.

Buying / Investing in Business

Y Combinator Creates New Fund to Invest In Its Later-Stage Companies

The $700 million pool gives the incubator the ability to bet big on winner.

Innovation

Meet the Rebels Who Bend the Rules and Play to Win

Rejection -- who cares? Naysayers -- screw 'em. Entrepreneurship isn't just about business. it's about rebellion.

Thought Leaders

How This Startup Is Helping Restaurants Be More Efficient About Delivery

DoorDash's web software and app offers restaurants on-demand delivery options using a team of Uber-style drivers.

Fundraising

5 Times You Should Rethink Joining an Accelerator

Before your put the pedal to the metal, make sure your company is ready to quickly scale.

Growing a Business

From Prison to Silicon Valley: How One Entrepreneur Spun a Jail Sentence Into a Y-Combinator Backed Startup

Frederick Hutson shares advice for entrepreneurs with untraditional backgrounds who are seeking VC funding.

Starting a Business

Product Hunt Thrives As a Startup Showcasing Startups

Product Hunt is blowing up right now. We talked to founder Ryan Hoover to find out why.

Fundraising

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.

Fundraising

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.

Thought Leaders

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.

Fundraising

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.

Buying / Investing in Business

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.

Fundraising

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.

Science & Technology

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.

Starting a Business

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.