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Y Combinator is an American seed accelerator, started in March 2005. [1]

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Airbnb is a website for people to list, find, and rent lodging.

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Alexis Ohanian (born April 24, 1983) is an American internet entrepreneur, activist and investor based in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, best known for co-founding the social news website Reddit, helping launch the travel search website Hipmunk, and starting the social enterprise Breadpig.

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App.net is an ad-free online social networking service and microblogging service which enables its users to write messages of up to 256 characters.

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Brian Joseph Chesky (born August 29, 1981) is an American Internet entrepreneur who is best known for being the co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, a hospitality exchange service.

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The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and lean startup template for developing new or documenting existing business models.

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Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Boston metropolitan area, situated directly north of the city of Boston proper, across the Charles River.

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Coinbase is a bitcoin wallet and exchange company headquartered in San Francisco California, founded by Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam.

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Dalton Caldwell (born February 27, 1980) is a technologist and digital music entrepreneur.

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Andrew W. "Drew" Houston (pronounced "HOUSE-ton") is an American Internet entrepreneur who is best known for being the founder and CEO of Dropbox, an online backup and storage service.

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Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, California, that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software.

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Emmett Shear (born 1983) is an Internet entrepreneur and investor.

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Exec was a company based in San Francisco, USA, that provided companies and individuals access to on-demand personal assistants (for delivery, furniture assembly, research, etc.) and cleaning services.

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Geoff Ralston is the CEO of La La Media, Inc., developer of Lala, a web browser-based music distribution site.

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Gmail is a free, advertising-supported email service provided by Google.

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Hacker News is a social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship.

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Harjeet Taggar (born June 8, 1985), is a British businessperson and partner at the seed-stage investment firm, Y Combinator.

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Homejoy was an online platform which connected customers with house cleaners.

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The online service imeem was a social media web site where users interacted with each other by streaming, uploading and sharing music and music videos.

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The Immunity Project is a scientific research nonprofit corporation working to develop a synthetic HIV/AIDS vaccine.

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Instacart is an Internet-based grocery delivery service.

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Jessica Livingston is an author and a founding partner of the seed stage venture firm Y Combinator.

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Justin Kan (born 1983) is an American Internet entrepreneur and investor.

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Justin.tv was a website created by Justin Kan, Emmett Shear, Michael Seibel, and Kyle Vogt in 2007 that allowed anyone to broadcast video online.

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A limited liability company (LLC) is the United States-specific form of a private limited company.

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The following startups have completed the Y-Combinator Accelerator program.

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Loopt was a company based in Mountain View, California, United States which provides a service for smartphone users to share their location selectively with other people (see location-based service).

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Mountain View is a city located in Northern California's San Francisco Bay Area.

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Patrick Collison (born 9 September 1988), is an Irish entrepreneur from County Limerick.

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Paul T. Buchheit is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur.

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Paul Graham (born 13 November 1964) is an English programmer, venture capitalist, and essayist.

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Posterous was a simple blogging platform started in May 2008, funded by Y Combinator.

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Product/Market Fit is the degree to which a product satisfies a strong market demand.

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Reddit is an entertainment, social networking, and news website where registered community members can submit content, such as text posts or direct links, making it essentially an online bulletin board system.

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Robert Tappan Morris (born November 8, 1965) is an American computer scientist and entrepreneur. He is best known for creating the Morris Worm in 1988, considered the first computer worm on the Internet, and later for companies he has founded. Morris was prosecuted for releasing the worm, and became the first person convicted under the then-new Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. He went on to co-found the online store Viaweb, one of the first web-based applications, and later the funding firm Y Combinator—both with Paul Graham. He later joined the faculty in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received tenure in 2006.

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RocketMail was one of the first major, free webmail services.

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Ronald Crawford "Ron" Conway (born March 9, 1951) is an American angel investor and philanthropist, often described as one of Silicon Valley's "super angels".

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Samuel H. "Sam" Altman is an entrepreneur, programmer, venture capitalist and blogger.

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Scalability is the capability of a system, network, or process to handle a growing amount of work, or its potential to be enlarged in order to accommodate that growth.

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Seed accelerators also known as startup accelerators are fixed-term, cohort-based programs, that include mentorship and educational components and culminate in a public pitch event or demo day.

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Seed money, sometimes known as seed funding or seed capital, is a form of securities offering in which a private investor invests discretionary income in exchange for an equity stake in the company.

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Sequoia Capital is an American venture capital firm located in Menlo Park, California, United States.

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Silicon Valley is a nickname for the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area, which is located in the part of the U.S. state of California known as Northern California.

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Socialcam is a mobile social video application for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone, that was launched March 7, 2011.

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Stripe is an American company that allows both private individuals and businesses to accept payments over the Internet.

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TechCrunch is an online publisher of technology industry news.

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Trevor Blackwell (born 4 November 1969 in Canada) is a computer programmer, engineer and entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley.

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Twitch.tv is a live streaming video platform owned by Amazon.com.

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The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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Venture capital (VC) is money provided to seed, early-stage, emerging and emerging growth companies.

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Viaweb was a web-based application that allowed users to build and host their own online stores with little technical expertise using a web browser.

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Watsi is a nonprofit healthcare crowdsourcing platform that enables individual donors to directly fund medical care for individuals in developing countries without access to affordable medical care.

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Weebly is a web-hosting service featuring a drag-and-drop website builder.

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Wired is a full-color monthly American magazine, published in both print and online editions, that reports on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy and politics.

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Wufoo is a software company in Palo Alto, California.

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Zenefits is a company based in the United States that offers cloud-based software as a service to companies for managing their human resources, with a particular focus on helping them with health insurance coverage.

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Zidisha is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that allows people to lend small amounts of money directly to entrepreneurs in developing countries.

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