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Andreessen-Backed Teleport Launches A Mobile Search Engine For Globally Nomadic Tech Workers — It's a big hairy vision - knowledge-workers freely migrate around the globe and city and federal governments compete to lure them. Teleport, a startup founded by early Skype employees around the idea of supporting an increasingly global mobile workforce, is taking another step toward that reality today., A Startup Focused On Serving The U.S. Prison Population, Joins Y Combinator — Ever since he was a teenager, Frederick Hutson has had a knack for business. When he was 19, he built a window-tinting business that he then turned around and sold for $50,000. At 21, he saw his friends struggling with an illegal marijuana business and figured out how to efficiently traffic the drug across borders.

Cadre Raises $18.3M From Thrive, General Catalyst To Build Software For Big Commercial Real Estate — Cadre, a startup which just raised $18.3 million from Thrive Capital and General Catalyst, is looking to use its fresh war chest to modernize the software used in the commercial real estate industry. Ryan Williams, a Goldman Sachs and Blackstone alum, says that after working in real estate private equity, he was shocked that billions of dollars of capital were being managed in mere Excel files.

Smartspot’s Tale: From A Farm In Egypt To Building A YC Computer Vision Startup For Fitness — Moawia Eldeeb grew up with his family on a village farm bordering the Nile, growing rice in the summers and vegetables in the winters. It was the way things had been for years, decades even. But when Eldeeb's brother was born with a rare genetic condition called ectodermal dysplasia, everything changed immediately.

Andreessen-Backed uBiome Is Now Doing An Indiegogo Campaign To Check Out Dental Bacteria — Have you ever been curious about the bacterial flora and fauna in your gut? Or how about your teeth? uBiome, a YC-backed bio startup that went on to raise funding from Andreessen Horowitz, is launching a second campaign looking the dental biome. What's a biome?

Andreessen Horowitz-Backed Leap Buses Are Hitting San Francisco’s Streets This Week — Leap - Your daily commute. Redesigned. from Leap on Vimeo. It's been a year in the making. Transit startup Leap is finally launching in San Francisco with completely overhauled buses and a route from the Marina to the downtown area.

Mango Health’s Drug Prescription, Health Apps Eye The Ideal Spot On The Apple Watch — Stacked with execs from the mobile and social gaming industry, Mango Health has been taking the behavioral mechanics that make games addictive and applying them toward more intractable problems in the world of healthcare. Two years ago, they launched a mobile app that helps patients with drug adherence, or whether they're managing to take their medications every day.

YC-Backed Industrial Microbes Is Engineering Bacteria To Produce Chemicals From Natural Gases — The trio of synthetic biologists behind Industrial Microbes, a new East Bay-based startup backed by Y Combinator, have had years of experience in working with biofuels. They met at LS9, a biofuels startup that took more than $80 million of venture investment through the height of the cleantech wave and sought to create fuels from specially engineered bacteria.

YC-Backed Pakible Makes It Dead Simple For Businesses To Design, Ship Packaging — With e-commerce startups breaking into eyewear, beauty, shaving, monthly subscriptions products and more, there will be plenty of need for boxes and packaging. That's where Pakible, a Y Combinator-backed startup, is hoping to come in.

Felicis Ventures Brings On More Founders To Its Advisory Council With Shopify CPO — Several years ago, venture investor Aydin Senkut just showed up at Shopify's headquarters in Ottawa. He had heard about them from the organizers of the Grow Conference in Vancouver and decided to stop by apropos of nothing. "At the time, no one really knew who we were," said chief platform officer Harley Finkelstein.
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Mar 31, 2015

"The economic impact of the reduction of sexism and racism since 1960 has been huge." (ht @alexismadrigal)

Mar 31, 2015

@mlevchin I love having great op-eds in TC, but this seems like it's preaching to the choir. What specific, effective actions can one take?

Mar 31, 2015

@mims if Menlo Park and Palo Alto, two of the wealthiest suburbs in America, actually built housing, this would be less of an issue.

Mar 29, 2015

Housing! @TheEconomist: The most substantive challenge to Thomas Piketty's work, from a 26-year-old graduate student?

Mar 20, 2015

@TaupeAvenger @jbiroscak @SFyimby @SPUR_Urbanist they basically have no actual power. It's not a fair assessment.

Mar 20, 2015

@TaupeAvenger @jbiroscak @SFyimby @SPUR_Urbanist or we can continue with status quo. Yay! 10 transit agencies & everyone approving corporate

Mar 20, 2015

@TaupeAvenger @jbiroscak @SFyimby @SPUR_Urbanist no, just a place where we can discuss and respond to regional pressures effectively

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