Y Combinator


Y Combinator’s Sam Altman thinks enterprise, mobile and biotech startups have enormous potential and Australian investors agree

7:12PM | Tuesday, 14 July 2015 |  A focus on enterprise, mobile and biotech present the biggest opportunities for startup founders and investors.

Silicon Lakes directors head to US to build relationships with start-up community

6:11PM | Tuesday, 11 June 2013 |  The directors of Gold Coast incubator Silicon Lakes are flying to the United States tomorrow (Wednesday) to build relationships with the start-up community there and provide a future pathway for Queensland start-ups.

Airport car rentals service takes flight

3:06AM | Wednesday, 27 March 2013 |  Are you sick of the ridiculous prices you have to pay for airport parking? If so, one company in the United States has found the perfect solution – as long as you don’t mind someone else using your car.

Video Interview: Nikki Durkin from Y Combinator

5:04PM | Monday, 7 May 2012 |  Having launched her first business aged 15, Nikki Durkin has broken through the glass ceiling of the IT industry. In this video, she explains how you can follow in her footsteps. BY ORSI PARKANYI.

Cashed-up Dropbox snaps up Snapjoy

12:47PM | Thursday, 20 December 2012 |  US-based start-up success story Dropbox has acquired online photo library Snapjoy for an undisclosed sum, less than one week after its acqui-hire of music streaming service Audiogalaxy.

Y Combinator reduces funding amount from $150,000 to $80,000

11:56PM | Tuesday, 27 November 2012 |  US incubator Y Combinator has reduced its investment amount from $150,000 to $80,000, underlining the plummeting cost of starting a business, especially in the tech sector.

Mark Zuckerberg speaks at start-up school – here are three top tips

10:39PM | Monday, 22 October 2012 |  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has imparted some new words of wisdom to start-ups, insisting the desire to solve a problem must always be greater than the desire to start a company.

Y Combinator warns of funding woes after unveiling latest start-up batch

8:26PM | Wednesday, 22 August 2012 |  The founder of Y Combinator says venture capitalists are becoming increasingly selective about the start-ups they fund, after revealing the latest batch of the accelerator’s start-ups.

Y Combinator forecasts tough funding prospects in wake of Facebook IPO

6:00AM | Thursday, 7 June 2012 |  The founder of Y Combinator says start-ups should lower their expectations when raising funds, warning Facebook’s disastrous IPO performance could hurt their funding prospects.

Flightfox accepted into Y Combinator after snagging $800,000

5:00AM | Thursday, 31 May 2012 |  Australian travel start-up Flightfox has been accepted into US-based incubator Y Combinator and raised $800,000 in capital, just months after joining Startmate, the Sydney accelerator.