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AUG 28, 2015 - Xconomy

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Celery Opens Do-It-Yourself Crowdfunding Tools To All Comers

Y Combinator alum Celery made its debut in 2012 as an e-commerce site that filled a need for startups after they completed successful crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and other sites. Those campaigns not only funded the development of novel products, but also raised the interest of consumers who sent in a continuing wave of […]

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AUG 27, 2015 - Business Insider

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A head of diversity is the new must-have position at tech companies

The spotlight and the magnifying glass have been on tech companies' dismal diversity numbers for the past year. Hiring diverse candidates shouldn’t have to be a struggle. Yet, the latest numbers from companies like Facebook and Intel show that the needle is barely moving. As a result, there's a new position in fashion within tech company c-suites: say hello to the head of diversity. Recently ...

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AUG 27, 2015 - VentureBeat

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Y Combinator startups have raised $7B with a $65B total valuation; 8 are $1B unicorns

Y Combinator (YC) the Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator and seed fund, has answered some questions it says it gets asked a lot: What is the fundraising and valuation status of all┬ástartups that have come through its doors? Launched in 2005 by Paul Graham, Trevor Blackwell Jessica Livingston, and Robert Morris, YC initially ran two programs […]

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AUG 26, 2015 - VentureBeat

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Y Combinator names partner Qasar Younis as its first COO

Y Combinator has named partner Qasar Younis as its inaugural chief operating officer. In this role, he’ll be responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs of the program, including demo days, Startup School, the Female Founders conference, and more. Younis has been a partner at the program since July 2014, but has been associated with it […]

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AUG 26, 2015 - Business Insider

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Social is dead: What 146 startup pitches showed me about the next wave of tech companies

Investing in startups is like bird watching, or at least that's the famous quote from legendary venture capitalist Mike Moritz. Over the past two weeks, I have listened to 146 startups pitch in rapid-fire succession at demo days for Y Combinator and 500 Startups. Of those startups, likely five to six will emerge as the next Airbnb, Dropbox, or Reddit. ...

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