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YC-Backed Gradberry Unveils A Recruiting AI That Analyzes Engineering Candidates And Their Code — How much of the hiring process can you automate? That's a question that a couple of YC-backed companies are striving to answer in the technical recruiting space. Gradberry, a recruiting platform that counts 3,000 engineers as users, is launching TARA, an artificial intelligence engine that scans candidates' code and shortlists worthy ones automatically.

Benchmark’s Bill Gurley: Late-Stage Market Is “Most Frothy” Since The Late 1990s — Bill Gurley, a general partner at one of Silicon Valley's top tier venture firms Benchmark Capital, said that the late-stage market is the "most frothy" he's ever seen since the late 1990s. Even though Facebook, Groupon and Zynga shares are still all underperforming relative to where they debuted at in their IPOs, growth-stage investors are still pouring capital into later-stage companies.

Zendrive Uses Mobile Phones as Sensors To Reinvent The Accuracy of Auto Insurance In Partnership With Guild — If you look across the space of consumer Internet services and physical sensors, people are producing more data than ever before, which is being used to make all kinds of insurance more granular and accurate according to individual risk.

An Interview With A Drone Painter Who Made A Poop Portrait of Eric Schmidt — If you happen to be staying in San Francisco during the long Memorial Day weekend, one of the things you can do is see the art in the F.A.T. Gold Retrospective at Gray Area in the Mission District. F.A.T.

Kiva Co-Founder Flannery Dives Back Into Lending In Emerging Markets With New Startup Branch — A decade ago, Matt Flannery changed the world of lending in developing countries when he co-founded Kiva, a peer-to-peer lending model that allowed consumers to support women and micro-entrepreneurs in emerging markets with loans in increments as small as $25.

The Muse Raises $10M From Aspect Ventures To Scale A Career Site For Millennials

YC’s Meadow Partners With Sidecar For Speedy Deliveries of All Your Medical Marijuana Needs — Meadow, a YC-backed startup in the medical marijuana space, is partnering with Sidecar to do quick medical marijuana deliveries throughout the city of San Francisco. It follows recent moves by much bigger companies like Google and Uber, which are diving headfirst into the delivery space with services like UberRush and Google Shopping Express.

Former Facebook PM Who Had Attempted Everest Summit Raises $40K For Nepalese Villages — Parts of the tech community in San Francisco and New York are still reeling from the loss of Google's Dan Fredinburg, a gregarious and idealistic engineer who was trying to summit the Mount Everest for the second time when a major earthquake struck, killing him.

Former YC Partner Harj Taggar Is Building The New Technical Hiring Pipeline With TripleByte — Harj Taggar, one of Y Combinator's earliest partners, is very familiar with the pain of hiring for new CEOs. "When founders start companies, they're not really sure how to put hiring practices in place. They're not sure which questions to ask or how to handle technical interviews," he said.

The End of The War on Drugs and The Emergence of The Venture-Backed Cannabis Industry — When news broke that Founders Fund, the proudly contrarian venture firm helmed by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, was going to invest in a major $75 million in Privateer Holdings, a company focused on producing, distributing, and educating consumers about legal marijuana, it opened the floodgates for other investors to barrel in.
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May 27, 2015

Is this even a fair question to ask in the first place?…

May 26, 2015

Zuckerberg personally called the board of SF's Gay Pride parade to keep Facebook as a sponsor:… ht @FitzTheReporter

May 26, 2015

RT @pmarca: 1Tech moving too fast 2Tech moving too slow 3Tech not working on big problems 4Tech all worthless 5Tech too big/successful 6Nerds are weird!

May 25, 2015

@JspiderSF @Sr_Lazarus Valencia isn't really at risk of chain stores, more at risk of $300 organic alpaca hoodies

May 25, 2015

RT @alevin: @woolie @kimmaicutler tl;dr tech companies alone can't win local political issues without support of voters

May 25, 2015

Rising Bay Area housing costs spilling over to other cities w "Silicon Valley-ization of America"

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