Business

Rap Genius Founder: My Top 5 Y Combinator Demo Day Companies of 2015

By Mahbod Moghadam - Aug 20, 2015

I actually think Mucker Lab in L.A. is much better than Y Combinator — especially since it is located on … Continue reading

News

Guy Ditches Girlfriend After He’s Accepted to Y Combinator, Then Realizes it’s Fake

By Jacob Wagner - Aug 20, 2015

Several weeks ago, Kurt Braget submitted a Y Combinator Fellowship application for his startup, TopChart. Yesterday, TopChart received an acceptance … Continue reading

News

How a Budding Startup that Raised $5 Million Imploded and Fired 400 Workers Overnight

By Jacob Wagner - Aug 14, 2015

Imagine putting years of your life into a job for a company that seems promising and reports that it’s doing … Continue reading

Interviews

Startup Founder Raises $1.2 Million in Minutes After Being Told ‘Too Young’ For $5,000

By Waylae Gregoire - Jul 28, 2015

Cindy Wu, a scientist and the co-founder of crowdfunding platform Experiment, is a bit of an accidental entrepreneur. “I never wanted to … Continue reading

Business

How One Man’s ‘Side Project’ Just Landed Him $575 Million in Cash

By Jacob Wagner - Jul 15, 2015

When programmer and entrepreneur Markus Frind started the dating website Plenty of Fish in 2003, he described it as a … Continue reading

Business

How One Entrepreneur Accidentally Sold Out a Product No One Wanted

By Editorial Staff - Jul 10, 2015

Going viral is a huge boon for any entrepreneurial venture, let alone for one that doesn’t have its feet set firmly … Continue reading

Business

Here’s the 3-Minute Pitch That Earned One Entrepreneur $1.2 million

By Sarah Lesnar - Jul 10, 2015

When Cindy Wu was a 22-year-old student at the University of Washington, she had an idea but needed funding. Her … Continue reading

Business

How Two Guys Turned a Startup That Sells $1 Razors into a $615 Million Company

By Editorial Staff - Jul 7, 2015

Back in March 2012, Venice-based startup Dollar Shave Club released a promotional video that went immediately went viral all over … Continue reading

Business

How One Startup Founder Convinced Me to Invest $25,000 Through Snapchat

By Evan Luthra - Jun 25, 2015

Wonderloop might be the first company ever to raise money on Snapchat, and I might be the first angel to … Continue reading

Business

Netflix’s CEO Learned a Valuable Lesson When He Caught an Old Boss Washing His Coffee Mugs

By Jacob Wagner - Jun 16, 2015

Before Reed Hastings, the founder and CEO of Netflix, was one of Silicon Valley’s staple tech-entrepreneurs, he was a grubby … Continue reading