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Commissary Club wants to help formerly incarcerated people find community

Commissary Club wants to help formerly incarcerated people find community Y Combinator -backed employment platform 70 Million Jobs is launching a new social network geared toward helping formerly incarcerated individuals connect with each other. While 70 Million Jobs focuses on helping people with criminal records find jobs, Commissary Club wants to serve as a place […]

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Developer productivity tools startup Raycast raises $2.7M from Accel

Developer productivity tools startup Raycast raises .7M from Accel Workplace SaaS tools for teams have seen rocket ship growth in the past several years, and that adoption has given rise to a host of software tools geared towards improving individual productivity. Many of the startups behind these tools see building a cult following among individual […]

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Ready, Set, Raise, an accelerator for women built by women, announces third class

Ready, Set, Raise, an accelerator for women built by women, announces third class In 2018, Leslie Feinzaig, the founder of Female Founders Alliance, launched a free, equity-free accelerator for women called Ready, Set, Raise. The goal was to provide under-networked female founders the coaching and connections needed to raise money. This year, as funding for […]

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Startup founders set up hacker homes to recreate Silicon Valley synergy

Startup founders set up hacker homes to recreate Silicon Valley synergy In Y Combinator’s early days, founders would move to Palo Alto, split a two-bedroom with five others to save money and trade notes around the clock with their new, like-minded roommates. Now, as remote work continues and the pandemic persists, scores of entrepreneurs are […]

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YC grad DigitalBrain snags $3.4M seed to streamline customer service tasks

YC grad DigitalBrain snags .4M seed to streamline customer service tasks Most startup founders have a tough road to their first round of funding, but the founders of Digital Brain had it a bit tougher than most. The two young founders survived by entering and winning hackathons to pay their rent and put on food […]

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To fill funding gaps, VCs boost efforts to find India’s standout early-stage startups

To fill funding gaps, VCs boost efforts to find India’s standout early-stage startups After demonstrating scale, growth and financial improvement, one founder of a two-year-old agritech startup based in India told me that he’s now confronting a new challenge: Unlike his peers in edtech, fintech or e-commerce, there are very few investors he could approach […]

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Atlanta gets a billion dollar startup business as Greenlight’s family-focused fintech nabs $215 million

Atlanta gets a billion dollar startup business as Greenlight’s family-focused fintech nabs 5 million Greenlight Financial Technology, the fintech company that pitches parents on kid-friendly bank accounts, has raised $215 million in a new round of funding. The round gives the Atlanta-based startup a $1.2 billion valuation thanks to backing from Canapi Ventures, TTV  Capital, […]

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PopSQL raises a $3.4M seed round for its collaborative SQL editor

PopSQL raises a .4M seed round for its collaborative SQL editor PopSQL, a startup that builds a collaborative SQL editor for teams, today announced that it has raised a $3.4 million seed round led by Google’s AI-focused Gradient Ventures fund. Other participants include Y Combinator and FundersClub, as well as angel investors Max Mullen, the […]

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Avo raises $3M for its analytics governance platform

Avo raises M for its analytics governance platform Avo, a startup that helps businesses better manage their data quality across teams, today announced that it has raised a $3 million seed round led by GGV Capital, with participation from  Heavybit, Y Combinator and others. The company’s founder, Stefania Olafsdóttir, who is currently based in Iceland, […]

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YC alum SockSoho is using data science in a bid to become the “Uniqlo of India”

YC alum SockSoho is using data science in a bid to become the “Uniqlo of India” SockSoho co-founder Pritika Mehta with some of the company’s socks SockSoho is a direct-to-consumer brand that aspires to become the “Uniqlo of India.” The company launched sales ten months ago, starting with men’s socks, and recently completed Y Combinator’s […]

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