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Reporter, TechCrunch TV — TechCrunch
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Now at Y Combinator, formerly at TechCrunch. Loyal electron is an anagram of my name. Message anonymously at

Shotput (YC S15) Is Like AWS For Warehousing And Fulfillment — It's become easier for small companies to make and sell physical products in recent years, thanks to innovations such as crowdfunding and 3D printing. But once a product is manufactured, there is...

Locent (YC S15) Is An E-Commerce Platform That's Powered Entirely By Text Messages — Launching out of our Summer 2015 class, Locent has created a platform that lets brands and individual "influencers" sell things through an easy-to-use, entirely mobile interface. TechCrunch's Fitz Tepper wrote about Locent and the problems it is solving in a story published recently: "One of the biggest challenges for online retailers is shepherding customers through a lengthy checkout process.

GrowSumo (YC S15) Helps Companies Create And Manage Partner Programs — Sales partner programs can be hugely beneficial to a company's bottom line. Unfortunately, they can be time- and labor-intensive for companies to establish and maintain -- often prohibitively so for smaller businesses.

Saida (YC S15) Helps People In Emerging Markets Get Credit Through Their Mobile Phones — Saida is a startup in our current class that has created a mobile-baased lending platform targeted at people in emerging markets. Launching first in Africa, Saida has created a mobile app that connects people with short-term loans that are approved based in part on each person's phone activity.

Klarismo (YC S15) Uses 3D Scanning To Make A Model Of The Inside Of Your Body — Launching out of our current summer class, Klarismo has developed a way to create 3D models of the inside of the human body to help people analyze and track their fitness goals and monitor their overall health. Existing technologies that analyze body composition are able to tell a person's overall body fat percentage with varying degrees of accuracy.

Startup School Radio, Episode 2: How Became Twitch

Partnering With Insight Data Science — At YC, each one of our startups brings in valuable data each day that could be used to make their products better. But quickly-growing early stage startups often don't have the time to focus on parsing that data and using it to their advantage.

Hickory (YC S15) Helps Employees Retain What They Learn During Training — Launching this week out of our current Summer 2015 class, Hickory is a startup that's created an app to help employees remember what they've learned during their initial training. According to...

ScopeAR (YC S15) Helps Fix Complex Mechanical Problems Remotely Using Augmented Reality — When a piece of complicated mechanical equipment breaks, the expert needed to fix it isn't always located locally. ScopeAR is a startup in our Summer 2015 batch that uses augmented reality (AR) to dispatch remote experts to consult with field technicians on how best to solve a mechanical issue.

Ironclad (YC S15) Is An App That Manages Legal Paperwork For Companies — When companies have to create basic documents such as NDAs and sales contracts, they often task their highly-paid hired lawyers with the job -- even though this is essentially administrative work. Ironclad is a startup in our current batch that acts as an automated legal assistant, creating standard documents that all companies need.
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Aug 03, 2015

Polyvore's @jesskah has always stood out as a particularly sharp CEO throughout the years. Yahoo's smart to snag her.…

Jul 27, 2015

@semil @dinabass @kcfaul @fmanjoo throwing your back out is a classic dad move, so that actually is pretty apropos

Jul 24, 2015

Read this thoughtful, thorough look at gender diversity in tech (specifically the Python community), by @roguelynn…

Jul 22, 2015

@viva_laurita yet to be announced but I believe there is a successor who will be awesome! producer is @reelfeed, if you want to get in touch

Jul 22, 2015

@viva_laurita hey nope, not in the future! TC is still airing my last episodes that I filmed before I left -- we shot them well in advance.

Jul 21, 2015

@brooke ugh I had same thought! sad thing is, when the lady moved in, that area probably was a lot of country bungalows. :(

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