Garry Tan


SoundFocus (YC S13) launches iPhone Amp for amazing speakerphone calls with better mic, speakers and software

Is there a more loved, yet deeply hated part of the iPhone than the speaker? On one hand, it lets you take your calls without holding the phone…

BuildZoom (YC W13) raises $2.15M from Formation 8, others for its home improvement contractor platform

As if big data and data science haven’t been reshaping every service and product we use already, it’s about to make shopping for a home improvement contractor hopefully…

PlanGrid (YC W12) adds Android, now used on 125,000 construction projects, adds 20K new blueprints a day

For the last two years, Y Combinator alum PlanGrid has helped modernize the construction industry by moving blueprints to tablets. After originally launching on the iPad, the company will now offer…

YC President Sam Altman interviewed on CNN Money

“How do we convince that brilliant engineer that has the idea he’s really passionate about, that can change the world, to start a startup and not go work…

Dropbox (YC W07) releases Dropbox for Business: Remote wipe, account transfer, now coexists with personal

Via the Dropbox Blog: We’re happy to announce that starting today, the all-new Dropbox for Business is available to everyone. We’ve rebuilt the product to give users one Dropbox for…

Egomotion (YC S11) Raises $750K From Android’s Co-Founder And Others To Make Your Smartphone Smarter

Greg Kumparak writes: Back in November, I wrote about an Android app called Agent. Agent uses your phone’s myriad sensors to make your Android smartphone just a wee bit…

Pebble (YC W11) sells 400,000 smart watches in its first year

 Wearable tech start-up Pebble enjoyed a successful first year for its smart watch range, shipping 400,000 since January 2013 and earning an estimated US$60m in revenue. Investors are…

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