Y Combinator

Y Combinator is an American seed accelerator, started in March 2005. Twice a year they invest a small amount of money in a large number of startups. Y Combinator provides seed money, advice, and connections to startups in exchange for 7% equity. It is regarded as the best seed-stage accelerator in the world by its founders as well as the most commercially successful.It was founded by Trevor Blackwell, Paul Graham, Jessica Livingston, Robert Tappan Morris.

In 2014, Sam Altman was named president of Y Combinator. In 2014 Altman blogged that the total valuation of all Y Combinator companies had surpassed $30 billion, including well-known companies like Airbnb, Dropbox, Zenefits and Stripe

The Company Connecting Startup Series - To pivot or not to pivot

Forget about the bass - it's all about the pivot!

This is the third article in our start up series. Starting a business needs at the very least both an idea and courage. It also needs a certain amount of flexibility to recognise dead ends and opportunities. It's not easy and sometimes...

SBNN Interview with Janice Grant Shaw, written by James Wyllie

“I’ve often said to people that there are those talented artistically and musically but, actually, my talent is data,” she explains.



As the former managing director for a software products and services company, Janice has used her knowledge to create Company Connecting, a directory which helps businesses to find the perfect IT firm to suit their needs.

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