Issues & Racism
Y Combinator CEO cartoonized to allegedly mimic Chinese Exclusion Act-era poster in ‘racist’ critique
Venture capitalist Garry Tan is calling out “hard leftists” in San Francisco for using his image in a cartoon that allegedly mimicked a post...
Y Combinator’s Sam Altman Got Kicked Out of The Ritz London For Wearing Sneakers
One of America’s richest and most famous tech venture capitalists was kicked out of a bar for wearing “sports shoes.”
That man, Sam Altman,...
Y-Combinator’s Basic Income Experiment Will Pay the Rent for Lucky Oakland Residents
Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s elite startup accelerator, will be paying some Oakland residents’ rent as part of a new basic income experime...
This is What a Bunch of Rich Dudes Bickering on Twitter Looks Like
Billionaires don’t take kindly to people who bash on their T.V. shows as one Silicon Valley investor learned after suggesting that the iconi...
Rap Genius Founder: My Top 5 Y Combinator Demo Day Companies of 2015
I actually think Mucker Lab in L.A. is much better than Y Combinator — especially since it is located on Main Street in Santa Monica i...
Guy Ditches Girlfriend After He’s Accepted to Y Combinator, Then Realizes it’s Fake
Several weeks ago, Kurt Braget submitted a Y Combinator Fellowship application for his startup, TopChart. Yesterday, TopChart received an ac...
Hopeful Entrepreneur Uses Pornhub Ad to Get a VC’s Attention
Its not hard to imagine how far some people might go to promote their startups when potential millions are on the line, but one entrepreneur...
Startup Founder Raises $1.2 Million in Minutes After Being Told ‘Too Young’ For $5,000
Cindy Wu, a scientist and the co-founder of crowdfunding platform Experiment, is a bit of an accidental entrepreneur.
“I never wanted to sta...