Top Stories from the YC World – 1/30/15-2/05/15
YC for Hardware

From Venture Capital to Accelerators, the Different Ways to Fund Startups – Geoff Ralston on KQED Forum

The Hot Software Niche in Search of a New Name – Inc. talks to Ambition (YC W14)

Launches
YC W15: Smarking Drives Big Data to Parking Industry


Shoptiques, (YC W12) grabs a spot on Forbes’ 2015 list of America’s Most Promising Companies

Pebble (YC W11) has now sold over 1 million smartwatches

Fundraising
AnyPerk (YC W12), A Platform For Delivering Perks To Employees, Raises $8.5M In Series A Funding

Legal Tech Startup Casetext (YC S13) Raises $7 Million Series A Round Led By Union Square Ventures

Clothing Rental Startup Le Tote (YC S13) Lands $8.8M In Series A Funding