Posted in Africa internet service providers Recent Funding Startups TC Tech Tizeti Y Combinator

Expanding its internet service to more countries in Africa, Tizeti raises $3 million

Tizeti, the Nigerian internet service provider behind the brand Wifi.com.ng, has raised $3 million in a new round of funding as it expands its unlimited internet…

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Posted in Accelerator paul graham Tech Y Combinator

Paul Graham on why he doesn’t like seeing college-age and younger founders

Yesterday, as part of some of its newest programming for startup founders, the startup incubator Y Combinator posted a new interview with its widely revered…

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Posted in Andreessen Horowitz Didi Chuxing DST Global entrepreneurship Finance food Latin America nubank TC Tech Uber unicorn Y Combinator

Rappi raises $200M as Latin American tech investment reaches new highs

Rappi, the Colombian on-demand delivery startup, has brought in a new round of funding at a valuation north of $1 billion, as first reported by…

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Posted in Adyen europe Michael Moritz monzo ophelia brown TC Tech Y Combinator

YC-backed travel startup Duffel inks $4.7M round led by Blossom Capital, but stays coy on the details

A new London-based travel-industry startup is slowly coming out of stealth mode, but although it’s releasing it’s funding round, it’s keeping the actual product close…

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Posted in Agriculture coffee Enveritas farming non-profit Startups supply chain sustainability TC Tech Y Combinator

Enveritas’ technology lets small growers tap into the market for sustainable coffee

Demand for sustainable coffee is growing, a boon for socially conscious coffee lovers — but many small growers are missing out because they lack the…

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Posted in Andreessen Horowitz asia Baidu blockchain China Connie Chan Cryptocurrency decentralization didi Finance Huobi Meituan-Dianping sequoia capital Softbank Tech Tencent Uber Venture capital Y Combinator

Cryptocurrency and blockchain bring Asia funds to the forefront of U.S. tech

Since early 2017, there’s been a new trend in the U.S. where a number of Asian funds have been actively involved in early-stage crypto investing….

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Posted in TC Tech Y Combinator

All 59 startups that launched today at Y Combinator’s S18 Demo Day 2

From yeast-grown Cannibinoids to project management software to consumer apps looking to gauge opinions on college campuses, there was quite the wide variety of spaces…

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Posted in Accelerator TC Tech Y Combinator

Here are the 63 startups that launched today at Y Combinator’s S18 Demo Day 1

From “cheese 2.0” to connecting flights for satellites, Y Combinator showed off a wide array of early stage startups fresh from its YC Summer 2018…

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Posted in AI Breast Cancer Eva health Higia Technologies Recent Funding Startups TC Tech Y Combinator

Y Combinator invests in non-invasive breast cancer screening bra EVA

According to a report by the American Cancer Society, an estimated 266,120 women will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States this year…

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Posted in Advertising Tech Startups Tech Y Combinator

YC-backed Mutiny helps B2B business personalize their website for each visitor

Mutiny, which is part of the current batch of startups at accelerator Y Combinator, helps business-to-business, software-as-a-service companies present a message that’s customized to each…

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Posted in artificial intelligence drones Startups Sterblue TC Tech Y Combinator

YC-backed Sterblue aims to enable smarter drone inspections

As government regulation for commercial drone usage seems to be trending in a very positive direction for the companies involved, there is an ever-growing opportunity…

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Posted in apps artificial intelligence blockchain Cryptocurrency Developer Enterprise Incentivai machine learning Startups TC Tech Y Combinator

Incentivai launches to simulate how hackers break blockchains

Cryptocurrency projects can crash and burn if developers don’t predict how humans will abuse their blockchains. Once a decentralized digital economy is released into the…

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Posted in artificial intelligence Enterprise klarity legal technology natural language processing Startups Tech Y Combinator

Klarity uses AI to strip drudgery from contract review

Klarity, a member of the Y Combinator 2018 Summer class, wants to automate much of the contract review process by applying artificial intelligence, specifically natural…

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Posted in apps artificial intelligence eCommerce food Hardware Inokyo mobile Robotics Startups TC Tech Y Combinator

Autonomous retail startup Inokyo’s first store feels like stealing

Inokyo wants to be the indie Amazon Go. It’s just launched its prototype cashierless autonomous retail store. Cameras track what you grab from shelves, and…

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Posted in Advertising Tech Grabb-It TC Tech Y Combinator

Grabb-It wants to turn your car’s window into a trippy video billboard

It reminds me of something out of Blade Runner. Maybe it’s because it looks a bit futuristic — a bit unreal. Maybe it’s because I’m…

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Posted in artificial intelligence asia Baidu Beijing China eric migicovsky microsoft Pebble qi lu sam altman TC Tech TechCrunch United States Y Combinator yahoo yc

Y Combinator is launching a startup program in China

U.S. accelerator Y Combinator is expanding to China after it announced the hiring of former Microsoft and Baidu Qi Lu who will develop a standalone startup…

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Posted in biotech cytera cellworks Science Startups TC Tech Y Combinator

Cytera CellWorks aims to bring cell culture automation to your dinner plate

Cytera CellWorks hopes to revolutionize the so-called “clean meat” industry through the automation of cell cultures — and that could mean one day, if all goes…

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Posted in Accelerator HappiLabs lab manager Science Startups Tech Y Combinator yc

Y Combinator invests in HappiLabs to help scientists shop smarter

To create life-saving drugs or groundbreaking technological advancements, scientists first need the proper lab equipment. Everything from intricate and expensive specialized machines to beakers and…

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