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Dave Morin of Path spoke during the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York last year.

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Dave Morin of Path spoke during the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York last year.

E-Mail From Path’s Dave Morin? You’ve Got Money

Last year, Dom Leca received an unexpected message. The French software developer was contacted by an investor from San Francisco who was eager to share his cash and ideas to improve Leca’s e-mail application, Sparrow. “I didn’t know Dave at...

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Jintronix is a startup that sees Kinect as a way to help rehabilitate patients who have suffered strokes or spinal cord injuries.

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Jintronix is a startup that sees Kinect as a way to help rehabilitate patients who have suffered strokes or spinal cord injuries.

Startups Try to Help Microsoft’s Kinect Grow Up Beyond Gaming

Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor lets gamers wield a light saber or slice falling fruit ninja-style, but Jintronix sees a more serious use — rehabilitating patients who have suffered a stroke or spinal cord injury. Jintronix is among 11 startups housed...

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Zynga faces the challenge of keeping the entrepreneurs it brings aboard from leaving.

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Zynga faces the challenge of keeping the entrepreneurs it brings aboard from leaving.

Zynga’s Acquired Founders: Where Are They Now?

As Zynga uses part of its $1.8 billion to acquire popular mobile apps and the key talent behind them, one challenge it faces is keeping the entrepreneurs it brings aboard. “The most important component of a deal is the human...

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The AirBnB of auto repair? Translation: Where customers can find the right mechanics in their neighborhood.

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The AirBnB of auto repair? Translation: Where customers can find the right mechanics in their neighborhood.

The Airbnb of Car Repair? Welcome to Y Combinator Demo Day

Internet startups are notorious for calling themselves the (insert hot company here) for (insert sector of your startup here). For example: the Facebook for students, the Groupon for travel, or the Twitter for businesses. But the companies presenting at Y...

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The feeding frenzy of investors at Y Combinator's event gave some startups the upper hand.

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The feeding frenzy of investors at Y Combinator's event gave some startups the upper hand.

Standing Room Only at Y Combinator Event Puts Startups in Driver’s Seat

It’s a reversal of roles in Silicon Valley’s startup scene: Investors are clamoring for face time with entrepreneurs. Hundreds of tech’s most prominent backers packed into an auditorium at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, today to hear two-minute...

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Steve Blank is teaching science entrepreneurs how to take their lab-created products into the market.

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Steve Blank is teaching science entrepreneurs how to take their lab-created products into the market.

Can Startup Guru Steve Blank Help Save the Sciences?

After eight technology startups, several books and a decade of teaching, some would say that Steve Blank has turned the art of creating a tech company into a science. Still, he never thought his skills would be desired by actual...

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Chris Sacca is seeking investors for a new fund focused on startups.

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Chris Sacca is seeking investors for a new fund focused on startups.

Sacca Becomes Latest ‘Super Angel’ Investor to Go Bigger

Chris Sacca is the latest “super angel” investor to  discover the challenge of having a small venture capital fund: There’s not enough cash when you need it. With his second fund, Lowercase Spur, Sacca is following the footsteps of Mike Maples and Jeff Clavier, raising more...

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