Company Launch

YC W17 Launch: Claire, Peer5, WaystoCap, Symple, RankScience, and Kudi

We’re in the middle of YC’s W17 batch. As companies launch they’ll be doing a Q&A on Hacker News – aka Launch HN – in addition to being included in a roundup on the blog. Here are the companies that have recently launched: Claire, Peer5, WaystoCap, Symple, RankScience, and Kudi.

Welcome, ACLU

We are delighted to be funding the ACLU as a non-profit in our Winter 2017 batch. The ACLU will have full access to the Y Combinator network and community, and they will present at Demo Day in March. We are hopeful that the YC community will join us in supporting this important work. In particular, if you’re an engineer and want to spend some time helping them out, let us know.

YC W17 Launch: UpKeep, Basecamp for Facility Maintenance Teams

UpKeep is building Basecamp for facility maintenance teams. They’ll be on Hacker News today to talk about what they’re building.

YC W17 Launch: Simple Habit, Spotify for Mindfulness

Simple Habit is a curated library of the best 5 minute meditations from the world’s leading teachers. They’ll be on Hacker News today to talk about what they’re building.


HiOperator (YC S16) Provides Customer Support as a Service

We sat down with Liz Tsai and Phil Salesses, founders of HiOperator, to talk about their product. Their operators’ average customer service satisfaction score (or CSAT score as it’s usually called) is 98% and their clients have seen an average CSAT score improvement of 5% after two months of working with them.


BulldozAIR is Asana for Construction Teams

YC : How did the idea for BulldozAIR come about? Ali : While managing construction sites in Europe I realized we were missing a tool for managing onsite…


Squire is OpenTable for Barbershops

Squire is an app and site that helps guys discover the best barber shops, reserve an appointment, and seamlessly pay for their haircut. Squire also enables barbershops to…

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