Y Combinator

  1. Digital Notes: Yahoo's Music Play; Beep's Wireless Dial; and Pandora's Subscription Growth

    February 12, 2014 8:30 PM EST -- The wireless home audio market is about to heat up. Beep, a San Francisco start-up backed by David Dolby of Dolby Laboratories, Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian, Y Combinator partner Garry Tan and a dozen other technology heavyweights, has unv ...

  2. Exclusive: Songkick Allows Artists To Update Tour Data With Tourbox

    May 29, 2012 9:40 PM EDT Songkick, an online repository for concert information, has made it easier for artists to get their tour dates to a multitude of digital services like Spotify, YouTube and Vevo. Called Tourbox , the new product allows any artist to tap directly in ...

  3. Songkick Gets Investment from Sequoia Capital

    March 08, 2012 12:54 PM EST In the latest deal involving a data-driven music company, music database startup Songkick has landed an investment from venture capital firm Sequoia Capital. Songkick, based in East London with an office in the San Francisco Bay area, has created ...

  4. Ashton Kutcher @TechCrunch Disrupt: Wants To Create 'Y Combinator for Media Companies'

    May 24, 2011 12:20 PM EDT Ashton Kutcher -- actor, celebrity and apparently something of a technologist -- took the stage this morning on the second day of TechCrunch Disrupt , and told Charlie Rose that he wants to create a "Y Combinator for media companies." Ku ...

  5. Business Matters: Shouldn't Usage Drop After LimeWire Goes Down?

    March 23, 2011 9:16 PM EDT Shouldn't Usage Drop After LimeWire Goes Down? -- What does NPD's study on LimeWire usage tell us about file sharing? Not enough, says Eric Garland, CEO of media measurement company BigChampagne. NPD noticed a 24 percentage-point drop in ...

  6. Songkick Raises Nearly $2 Million

    February 15, 2011 12:00 PM EST Live music site Songkick has raised $1.9 million of a $2 million funding round, according to a new SEC filing . The funding was confirmed to Billboard by CEO and co-founder Ian Hogarth. He would not specify the source of the funding but told Billb ...

  7. Business Matters: SoundHound's Free Unlimited Usage Opens Music I.D. App Floodgates

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music Identification App SoundHound Now Offering Free Unlimited Usage -- The race to identify the world's music is heating up. The free SoundHound music ID app now offers an unlimited number of music IDs. Previously free users were limited to ...

  8. Google, Facebook Rivalry Takes Centerstage

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The technology industry's latest rivalry takes centerstage this week when Internet powers Google Inc and Facebook lay out their competing visions to create a new generation of Web services at a high-profile conference in San Francisco. The re ...

  9. MOG's Hyman to Imeem's Caldwell: You're Wrong

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Is launching a new digital music service an exercise in futility or a shot at great opportunity? Depends who you talk to. Earlier this week Imeem founder Dalton Caldwell made headlines with a speech to the Y Combinator Startup School saying that l ...

  10. @SXSW: Inside The Startup Incubators

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Panel: 'Seed Combinators: Startup Incubators 2.0' Participants: Naval Ravikant, chairman at Vast.com Inc.; Marc Nathan, ChaiONE; David Cohen, TechStars; Paul Graham, YCombinator; Joshua Baer, OtherInbox Does location matter? How do you g ...