Posts Tagged: Y Combinator

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10 reasons why startups fail – from the confessions of founders

There are many reasons for startups failing, but the 10 that came up most often provide useful signposts for everyone involved with the star...

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 10:09 am
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10 ways Japanese entrepreneurs are different from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs (#StartupAsia)

Panelists at Startup Asia Tokyo from Beenos, Movida Japan, Y Combinator, and 500Startups dig into ten key ways that Japan’s startup ecosys...

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 11:15 am
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Born in Vietnam and raised in Y Combinator, Kimono wants to API-ify the entire Internet

Kimono puts the power of data analysis into the hands of anyone. No coding required.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 11:32 am
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The biggest lesson at YC for AnyPerk: “Build something you want”

In a short span of two years, Fukuyama and his team have turned AnyPerk into one of the startups to watch in Silicon Valley.

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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Why Y Combinator startup Strikingly skipped China, Japan and headed for Southeast Asia

Two weeks ago, the entire Strikingly team hung out at Block 71, the epicenter of Singapore’s tech startup community. Here on a workawa...

  • September 30, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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JFDI.Asia versus Y Combinator: Batch One compared

What better benchmark is there than Y Combinator, the mother of all startup accelerators? We compare them both and give our analysis.

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 1:02 pm
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Kalibrr is 1st Filipino startup to get into premier startup accelerator Y Combinator

Previously, Kalibrr had received a significant USD 100k in seed funding from Kickstart Ventures, a Philippine-based startup incubator.

  • January 23, 2013
  • at 8:43 am
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On crashing and burning at a Y Combinator event, and creating a Minimum Viable Pitch

Vincent Ha, co-founder and CEO of Singapore-based Gushcloud, shares his not-so-smooth-sailing experience at SXSW 2012. Republished with perm...

  • April 5, 2012
  • at 8:00 am
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China Digest – 24 Jul

Here you can find some interesting startup news from China, not only in its capital, Beijing, but also other startup hubs such as Shanghai, ...

  • July 24, 2011
  • at 7:31 pm
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Y Combinator’s Kevin Hale on why ‘Silicon Valley style’ is overrated (#StartupAsia Tokyo)

You will never see Kevin Hale wax poetic about Asia's smartphone penetration or its cheap labor. The YC partner believes in smart people fir...

  • September 8, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Japan is finally opening up to the rest of the tech world

Will Japan be able to marry its strong history of hardware innovation and build mass appeal for the next generation of software-based techno...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 6:58 pm
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Taking part in the discussion are Taizo Son, CEO at Movida, Kevin Hale, partner at Y Combinator, and Dave McClure, founding partner at 500 Startups.

How can the US and Japan embrace Asia? (#StartupAsia preview)

Taking part in the discussion are Taizo Son, CEO at Movida, Kevin Hale, partner at Y Combinator, and Dave McClure, founding partner at 500 S...

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 6:29 pm
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If More Than Half the Population of the World Lives in This Circle, Asia is the Future of Startups

No surprise, Asia tops the charts for internet and mobile growth, but are Asian startups ready?

Latest data has been telling us that Asia leads the world in terms of internet growth, in almost every significant category. But can Asian s...

  • November 5, 2013
  • at 8:37 pm
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Y Combinator’s Kevin Hale: getting users is like dating, keeping them is like marriage

Analogies are rife in the startup world. Investing in startups has been likened to playing poker, while seeking a co-founder is like finding...

  • September 25, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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For Singapore Y Combinator entrant Padlet, 5 years was worth the wait

Some things are worth the wait. Put on the backburner for 5 years, Padlet's co-founders jumped back in at the right time and got into Y Comb...

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Melbourne Accelerator Program: The First University-Run Accelerator in Australia

The Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) is Australia’s first and only startup accelerator run by The University of Melbourne, and is an in...

  • October 12, 2012
  • at 5:30 pm
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BOOST Conference Brings Silicon Valley and Japanese Start-Up Expertise to Indonesia

The BOOST Conference, which aims to help existing local start-ups grow and mature as scalable companies in the future, is heading to Indones...

  • November 20, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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You don't need professional designers to develop good products

And other penetrating insights from the Rainmakers LIVE! 2011 mini-conference, which brought together designers and startup founders from Si...

  • July 4, 2011
  • at 9:49 am
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