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Function of Beauty (W16) Creates Personalized and Precise Haircare Formulas — If you walk into any drugstore, you'll find an aisle full of shampoos and conditioners. But ultimately, these are all still one-size-fits all solutions. The actual amount of variation among each product and brand is quite small, and many consumers shop around for years trying out different haircare products without finding one that really works for them.

CrunchWeek 2014 In Review: Hacks, Money, Outrage — This week's episode of CrunchWeek is coming a couple of days early, since it's really a CrunchYear - we took some time to look back at some of the biggest trends and stories from 2014 in tech news. It was a year of many huge security breaches, from Target and Home Depot to the infamous Fappening, Snappening, and Sony.

Y Combinator Posthaven — We're excited to announce the launch of The Macro, a new publication that will feature essays, interviews, research, and opinions from Y Combinator and the wider startup community. Y Combinator's...

How Scientists Can Thrive in the Startup World — But while his chosen field had so much promise, he realized that for him, the academic environment might not. "I looked around, and saw that some of the smartest scientists I'd ever met were having trouble getting funded, and moving forward in their research," Messina says.
Nov 20, 2015

Science-based startups is something I've focused on for a bit now. Enjoyed @loyalelectron read in YC's new Macro…

Startup School Radio: YC's Michael Seibel on the Toughness of International Founders — In the latest episode of YC's Startup School Radio, a podcast that features stories and practical advice about starting, funding, and scaling companies, our host Aaron Harris first sat down with his fellow YC partner Michael Seibel, who talked about his experiences co-founding and Socialcam, and his work traveling around the world meeting startup founders.

New Story Charity (YC S15) Rings the NASDAQ Opening Bell — New Story, the nonprofit that recently launched out of our Summer 2015 class that crowdfunds the building of new homes for families in need, rang the opening bell at the NASDAQ stock exchange in...

Echo Locker (YC S13) Acquired by Microsoft — Echo Locker, the startup that makes a popular app for personalizing the lockscreen on Android devices, has been acquired by Microsoft. Echo Locker launched out of YC in our Summer 2013 class as...

Startup School Radio: Pigeonly's Frederick Hutson On The Importance Of Early Believers — In the latest episode of YC's Startup School Radio, podcast that features stories and practical advice about starting, funding, and scaling companies, our host Aaron Harris first sat down with his fellow YC partner Qasar Younis. In addition to being YC's newly-appointed COO, Qasar has also founded several companies, including TalkBin, the Winter 2011 alum that went on to be acquired by Google.

YC Digest August 28 - September 3 — Top Stories from the YC World - August 28-September 3, 2015 YC News Startup School Radio: Bannerman CEO Johnny Chin On Getting Into The Minds Of Your Users Startup School Radio: Bellabeat's...

Startup School Radio: YC's Geoff Ralston On Learning As You Go — In Episode 9 of YC's Startup School Radio, our host Aaron Harris first sat down with YC partner Geoff Ralston to talk about his keen interest in funding education startups both at YC and through the Imagine K12 accelerator he founded.
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Feb 04, 2016

RT @slh: "Y Combinator is a function that starts other functions, we are a company that starts other companies." @sama on YC…

Feb 03, 2016

@_danilo I get satisfaction asking people if they've registered theirs & gotten consent of everyone over whom they're flying (I'm a fun gal)

Feb 03, 2016

@_danilo I have been wrong on *many* things like this so it's quite possible! for now I hate seeing them hover overhead in public places :(

Feb 03, 2016

Petition to amend and replace "the Super Bowl" with "anything"…

Feb 03, 2016

@annaescher I know! I resized it 4 times to try to make it fit, but still getting errors. This was a big priority for my day

Feb 03, 2016

Thank you @annaescher for writing a post that includes this GIF:… (I tried to upload it to Twitter but no luck)

Feb 01, 2016

@DouglasCrets I don't know, I think it's hard for a lot of people to be the bearer of bad news, regardless of the industry.

Feb 01, 2016

What trendy Silicon Valley people are now calling 'Radical Candor,' Anna Wintour has been doing all along.

Feb 01, 2016

RT @arrington: Just read @kevinrose's new newsletter, The Journal. It's a great read, check it out here:

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