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Reddit names YC’s Michael Seibel to board, following co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s exit

Reddit names YC’s Michael Seibel to board, following co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s exit On June 5, Alexis Ohanian announced he was stepping down from Reddit’s board of directors. “I believe resignation can actually be an act of leadership from people in power right now,” the site’s founder and former CEO announced. “To everyone […]

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Join TC tomorrow at 9 am PT for a chat about the latest YC startup batch

Join TC tomorrow at 9 am PT for a chat about the latest YC startup batch Hello TechCrunch friends and family, tomorrow morning at 9 am Pacific Time we’re gathering on Zoom for an in-depth chat about our favorite startups from the latest Y Combinator Demo Day. This year’s installment of the […]

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YC CEO Michael Seibel opens up about his accelerator’s first online-only Demo Day

YC CEO Michael Seibel opens up about his accelerator’s first online-only Demo Day Y Combinator’s Demo Day has historically drawn crowds of investors and journalists into a big warehouse to watch hundreds of startups come out to the public for the first time ever. Think two minute pitches, a big audience, and […]

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Our 12 favorite startups from Y Combinator’s S19 Demo Day 2

Our 12 favorite startups from Y Combinator’s S19 Demo Day 2 After two days of founders tirelessly pitching, we’ve reached the end of YC’s Summer 2019 Demo Days. TechCrunch witnessed more than 160 on-the-record startup pitches coming out of Y Combinator, spanning healthcare, B2B services, augmented reality and life-extending. The full list […]

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RankScience closes $1.8M seed — and now only wants to replace human SEO staff if you don’t have any

RankScience closes .8M seed — and now only wants to replace human SEO staff if you don’t have any A couple of years ago YC-backed RankScience, which offers AI-enhanced SEO split-testing, put a few SEO experts’ noses out of joint when the fledgling startup brashly talked about replacing human expertise with automation. […]

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Y Combinator is launching a startup program in China

Y Combinator is launching a startup program in China U.S. accelerator Y Combinator is expanding to China after it announced the hiring of former Microsoft and Baidu Qi Lu who will develop a standalone startup program that runs on Chinese soil. Shanghai-born Lu spent 11 years with Yahoo and eight years with Microsoft […]

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This company will tell you which vitamins and supplements to take based on your DNA

This company will tell you which vitamins and supplements to take based on your DNA  Nutrigene believes your genes may hold the secret to what you might be missing in your diet. The company will send you tailor-made liquid vitamin supplements based on a lifestyle quiz and your DNA. You fill out […]

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Storyline lets you build and publish Alexa skills without coding

Storyline lets you build and publish Alexa skills without coding  Thirty-nine million Americans now own a smart speaker device, but the voice app ecosystem is still developing. While Alexa today has over 25,000 skills available, a number of companies haven’t yet built a skill for the platform, or offer only a very […]

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Crunch Report | First Day YC S17 Wraps Up

Crunch Report | First Day YC S17 Wraps Up LinkedIn now allows anyone to upload video to the platform, Databricks raises $140 million and Druva raises $80 million, the first day of Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Demo Days wraps up and Verizon throttles down to 480p for its unlimited plan. All this […]

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Lambda School aims to cash in by upskilling untapped talent

Lambda School aims to cash in by upskilling untapped talent  As the saying goes, the future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed. Also not evenly distributed: Access to the expensive education typically needed to stand a chance of obtaining one of the jobs of the future. Y Combinator […]

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