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Kat Manalac’s Whale AMA

Kat answered questions submitted on Whale. Including: Who are some of the most impressive female founders coming out of this upcoming YC batch? What’s the best part of the YC network? What’s the last book you read and favorite 2016 book you’d recommend?

Founder Stories: Ritesh Malik of Innov8

Ritesh Malik is cofounder of Innov8. They offer coworking offices in India. We talked about starting Innov8, being an international YC founder, India’s startup ecosystem, and Ritesh’s favorite books.

YC W17 Launch: Moneytis and Tolemi

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: Moneytis and Tolemi.

Founder Stories: Nicky Goulimis of Nova Credit

Nicky Goulimis is cofounder and COO of Nova Credit. Their API provides credit data from overseas to lenders, telcos, tenant screeners, etc. so they can acquire immigrants as customers. We talked with Nicky about what she did before Nova, her experience at YC, and her thoughts on being a female founder.

How to Know When Products Actually Use AI

Artificial Intelligence has become a buzzword. People use it in sales pitches all the time and you often see it in ad copy for new gadgets and apps. Here are five questions to ask when evaluating an AI product.

US Visas

We will hold a day of interviews in Vancouver for founders we’d like to interview but can’t get US visas. We will also experiment with allowing companies that we’d like to fund but are unable to get visas for the duration of our three-month program to participate remotely.

Hacker News Highlights: February 2017

Some of our favorite recent posts on Hacker News: Split across two HN comments, an essay about an unusual approach to programming. A user’s story about meeting Raymond Smullyan. A HN user goes on tangent about playing D&D with Gary Gygax’s family and how it cured him of social anxiety. Ask HN: What’re the best-designed things you’ve ever used?

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