Tag Archives: YCombinator

Stats on Startups Registered on CrunchBase

Many thanks to Sameer Al-Sakran for compiling the numbers. Category Started Funded %F ∑Raised TC Posts Advertising 3972 631 16 $8B 996 Biotech 2787 1770 64 $42B 43 Cleantech 1302 719 55 $33B 192 Consulting 3330 176 5 $2B 444 … Continue reading

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Base Hits > Homeruns

After talking to a number of PhD students, I’ve come to conclude two things. First, that many (especially in “genius disciplines” like maths or physics) are motivated by the goal of being the smartest human who ever lived—“the next Einstein”, … Continue reading

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Read Before You UpVote

This is a suggestion for Reddit, Hacker News (ycombinator’s), and other Digg clones. Only count up-votes from people who have clicked through to the article. The flourishing of voting communities is a blessing to the Internet. Members post links and … Continue reading

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