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“Is your startup idea taken?” — and why we love X for Y startups

“Is your startup idea taken?” — and why we love X for Y startups

☝️Above: Michelle Rial (follow her at @TheRialMichelle), then working at Buzzfeed, posted this hilarious infographic with all the “X for Y” ideas. Here’s the original article. I had a quick laugh, of course. But then seeing this infographic made me think through some deeper things: What are “X for Y” companies and why do they…
Startups Weekly: Understanding Uber’s latest fintech play

Startups Weekly: Understanding Uber’s latest fintech play

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about how SoftBank is screwing up. Before that, I noted All Raise’s expansion, Uber the TV show and the…

Ask HN: How do B2B startups sell to corporations?

Never underestimate the capability and connections of a good sales person.There are lots of ways to waste money on sales, but if you are careful to avoid them, a single experienced professional sales person can work wonders, even for a startup that is still a few pivots away from its final shape.This may not be…
Startups Weekly: SoftBank is screwing up

Startups Weekly: SoftBank is screwing up

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about All Raise’s expansion, Uber the TV show and the unicorn from down under. Remember, you can send me tips,…
Indian startups have raised a record $11.3B this year

Indian startups have raised a record $11.3B this year

With two months of 2019 still to go, Indian tech startups are already having their best year as a record amount of capital flows into the local ecosystem in a major rebound since the darkened funding environment of 2016. The unlisted tech startups in India have raised $11.3 billion this year, a substantial jump from…

Ask HN: Agriculture startups doing interesting work?

Ask HN: Agriculture startups doing interesting work? 158 points by greenie_beans 6 hours ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 97 comments Maybe I'm out of the loop, but agriculture seems to be an overlooked industry in the startup world, even though there is a ton of opportunity there.What are some startups who…
These Startups Are Building Tools to Keep an Eye on AI

These Startups Are Building Tools to Keep an Eye on AI

In January, Liz O’Sullivan wrote a letter to her boss at artificial intelligence startup Clarifai, asking him to set ethical limits on its Pentagon contracts. WIRED had previously revealed that the company worked on a controversial project processing drone imagery.O’Sullivan urged CEO Matthew Zeiler to pledge the company would not contribute to the development of…
Startups Weekly: The unicorn from down under, an Uber TV show and All Raise’s expansion

Startups Weekly: The unicorn from down under, an Uber TV show and All Raise’s...

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy news pertaining to startups and venture capital. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about Revel, a recent graduate of Y Combinator that’s raised a small seed round. Remember, you can…
Startups Weekly: YC grad Revel’s plan to connect women over 50

Startups Weekly: YC grad Revel’s plan to connect women over 50

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy news pertaining to startups and venture capital. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. I’ve been on a bit of a startup profile kick as of late. Last week, I was tired from Disrupt. Before…
Why San Francisco is still the gold mine for tech startups

Why San Francisco is still the gold mine for tech startups

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where each week we discuss other people’s copious dollars and lacking sense. This week was special! Kate and Alex at Disrupt where they recorded live in front of an audience. Equity has recorded at Disrupt before. Equity has taped before an audience before. But this was…

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