When the concept of big data was first discussed more than 70 years ago, it wasn't taken very seriously, as many didn't know how to use it. One of the earliest examples came from American writer, inventor and genealogist Fremont Rider, who in 1933 was appointed a librarian at Wesleyan University.
It was just seven months ago that intelligent photo aggregator app Pixable sold to SingTel, the Singaporean telecom giant, in a $26.5 million deal. It was a very nice exit for the startup, and it would be understandable for its founders to take a well-deserved breather afterward.
Our intention is to provide a closer look at the startups, founders, and ideas that are the heart and soul of YC, in a format that's separate and distinct from the incredible buzz of Demo Day. Each batch has dozens of amazing stories to tell, and we're looking forward to sharing them here!