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Sam Altman / Y Combinator Posthaven:
Y Combinator has funded over 940 companies so far, eight of which have a valuation over $1B   —  YC stats  —  We get asked (a lot) for statistics on the YC portfolio about valuation and fundraising.  Although these are very imperfect indicators of success, here they are.
Aug 27, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Q&A Startup Quora Unifies Its Design Across Devices And Launches An iPad App   —  Quora wants to be the place where people share their knowledge with the world, and that means being on all the devices that people around the world use.  To date, that's meant the web, mobile web, and some native apps for iPhone and Android.
Aug 28, 2014, 10:30 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Ask Pinterest Anything?  Site Tests Q&A Feature   —  Jelly, Quora, Yahoo (sometimes to absurd ends), and others have looked to question-and-answer services as a way to boost user engagement and advance conversations.  Now another player could be entering the fray: Pinterest has confirmed to us it is testing out a new Q&A feature, too.
May 14, 2014, 6:50 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
By trading just 0.013% of its equity, Quora gets access to YC's network, while YC gets more late-stage experience and credibility   —  Q: Why Did Quora Join Y Combinator?  A: It Was Almost Free  —  Quora has plenty to learn from Y Combinator but it's not giving up the traditional 7% equity share to join the accelerator.
May 11, 2014, 5:45 PMIn context
Sam Altman / Y Combinator Posthaven:
Quora, now valued at $900M, to join YC's summer batch, “a new experiment for us”   —  Quora in the next YC batch  —  This month, YC will be participating in Quora's most recent investment round and Quora will be joining this summer's YC batch.  This is a new experiment for us …
May 9, 2014, 5:25 PMIn context
New York Times:
How and why startups like Lyft and Quora are increasingly taking big late-stage investments   —  Rich Start-Ups Go Back for Another Helping  —  Quora, a question-and-answer website, didn't need to raise money.  It had barely touched $60 million in venture capital that it accepted just two years ago.
Apr 14, 2014, 6:35 AMIn context
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Quora Raises $80M Led by Tiger Global, Now Valued at $900M   —  Q&A startup Quora, while not quite the buzzy Silicon Valley startup it was when it first started, has nonetheless joined the club of extremely richly valued startups raising money from big East Coast investment funds.
Apr 9, 2014, 9:05 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Quora Launches Verified Profiles Starting With Obama, Who'll Answer Affordable Care Questions   —  To boost confidence in answers, host exclusive content, and bring in new audiences, Quora today launched Verified Profiles.  First up is President Obama who will answer two Affordable Care Act questions today …
Mar 24, 2014, 1:15 PMIn context
Quentin Hardy / NYT Bits:
Quora is likely to “put ads with its answers” in 2015 to capitalize on evergreen traffic   —  Quora and the Search for Truth  —  The Internet has a nagging problem: There is lots of information, but often confusion about what's true.  Many big websites try to solve this problem with their services.
Feb 9, 2014, 11:05 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Jelly, Biz Stone's New Q&A Platform, Uses Images To Find Answers   —  Jelly, a new question-and-answer platform from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, is coming out of stealth today.  The app, available on both iOS and Android worldwide, will go head-to-head with the likes of Quora and ChaCha …
Jan 7, 2014, 1:50 PMIn context

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