What non-commercial projects are interesting Y Combinator

What non-commercial projects are interesting Y Combinator
 
 
In 201? Y Combinator gave away its first interest-free grant Watsi. Since then, we have funded 25 non-commercial start-ups in various fields, including global health (Noora Health, New Incentives), poverty alleviation (eg No Lean Season, New Story, Zidisha), democracy (vote.org, ACLU) and philanthropy as such (??? hours, the Center for Effective Altruism). Supported by Y Combinator non-profit organizations continued to be funded by GiveWell, the Open Philanthropy Project, DRK and others.
 
 
The idea behind the program is simple: we treat non-commercial start-ups almost exactly like commercial ones...
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As a "no-brand" startup has received $ 240 million to defeat the Amazon

Masayoshi Son is known for his profitable investments. In 199? his SoftBank fund invested $ 1 million in Yahoo, which in three years yielded $ 3 billion. In 200? the company gave $ 20 million to Chinese Alibaba - and by September 201? when it entered the IPO, they turned into $ 60 billion. Who will the next brand that will blow up the market? Masayoshi Seon believes that this will not be a brand at all.
 
As a "no-brand" startup has received $ 240 million to defeat the Amazon  
 
Now his SoftBank with assets for $ 220 billion has a new pet - Brandless, a store without brands. At the meeting with Masayoshi Song in March, the founders of this start-up from San Francisco left ...
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Report of the Club of Rome 201? Chapter ???: "Philanthropy, investments, crowdsourcing and blocking"

I suggest myself to deal with the report of the "world government", and at the same time help to translate the source.
 
 
Report of the Club of Rome 201? Chapter ???: "Philanthropy, investments, crowdsourcing and blocking"

 

??? Voluntary Investments


 
Traditional investment is practiced and taught in business schools in terms of how to use money to purchase a financial product, shares of companies or other valuables such as real estate, goods or art. The goal of traditional investment is to obtain financial profit. This purely monetary profit today has become the sole criterion for assessing investment success.
 
 
Somehow our society began to appreciate cash higher than equity, social consequences ...[/h]
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Startup of the day (April-June 2018)

Startup of the day (April-June 2018)  
 
Continuing the series of digests "Startup of the Day", today I present the most interesting projects for April-June 2018. If you want to get acquainted with the rest, then ask in my blog. Entries are available in Facebook , ICQ and Telegram .
 
 

Onthemarket


 

 
 
Sites for real estate ads like our Cian earn on paid services for agents, in the simplest case - on paid publications. Refuse the realtor can not, an apartment that is not in the classifike, will never sell, the buyer will not find it. The price of publication increases over the years: how can it not grow, if the contractor has no choice. Agents 15 years ago received a convenient tool, and now this tool takes their income - the story with different speeds is repeated in many countries.
 
 
In England, the realtors rebelled. They were able to agree among themselves, they created something like a cooperative and launched their own classic, Onthemarket. Initially, of course, not all agents of the country participated in the conspiracy, the new ones are allowed ...[/h]
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The presentation in a million: investor deck, which attracted $ 100 million for Square

This presentation for investors (investor deck) helped to attract $ 100 million investment in round C of the company Square Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter. Therefore, it has good karma and it will help attract investments into your project.
 
 
The presentation in a million: investor deck, which attracted $ 100 million for Square  
 
I redraw this presentation and now I have a file in Keynote /PowerPoint that startups could use as a template for their presentations to investors. The key slides of the presentation are under the cut.
 
 

Structure of slides


 
Here are all the slides of the presentation in order:
 
 
The Square Proposition - a unique trading ...[/h]
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BCG report: "New billionaires" and subversive technologies in philanthropy

BCG report: "New billionaires" and subversive technologies in philanthropyHello, Habr!
 
 
Pavel Luksha gave a tip to an interesting and authoritative analysis from Boston Consulting Group about "subversive innovations" in philanthropy (this is about how to make a profit on a scale of humanity). The publication of 201? but it is still relevant and touches on the key themes of "fighting the forces of reason with the forces of good."
 
 
Alena Svetushkova (organizational moments), Katya Shikhova (translation), Alisa Kozlyakova (proof-reading and proofreading), Olga Klimova (proof-reading and proofreading), Kristina Roppelt (proof-reading and editing) worked on the translation...
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10 most interesting predictions about the future Bitcoin

As we all know, Bitcoin famously sensed in late 2017 - early 201? beating all conceivable and unthinkable records. This not only spodviglo huge number of people invest in crypto currency, but also encouraged them to put forward their views on the future of the whole of this system in general and Bitcoin in particular. In this post I tried to collect 10 of the most interesting and bright forecasts of various analysts, investors, businessmen and other specialists regarding the future of the world's main crypto currency.
 
 
10 place. The forecast of the Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead.
 
 
10 most interesting predictions about the future Bitcoin
 
 
We be...
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Startups and Microsoft: venture, hubs and that's all

On February 1? 201? while the lovers and programmers enjoyed the festive day, BizSpark (Microsoft's international program for start-ups) ceased to exist. She was gorgeous. We were sad But not for long. On the same day, we announced a new program for Microsoft For Startups. I asked Nastya, who is working with us in this direction, to tell a little about Microsoft's work with start-ups in the past and the future.
 
 
Startups and Microsoft: venture, hubs and that's all  
took part. Dodo Pizza , FaceApp , Robot Vera , ...
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Startup of the day (January-March 2018)

Startup of the day (January-March 2018)
 
Continuing the series of digests "Startup of the Day", today I present the most interesting projects for November. If you want to get acquainted with the rest, then ask in my blog. Entries are available in VK , Facebook , ICQ and Telegram .
 
Orcam
 

 
Startup developed a virtual assistant for the visually impaired. The device is the size of a lighter mounted on the shackle of glasses, "looks" the camera forward, recognizes what it sees, and tells the owner about the event in a voice.
 
Of course, to convey ...
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The story of the blockade and a bit of bitkoyny

The story of the blockade and a bit of bitkoyny
 
 
In 201? after I sold a fairly large amount of cue cards for $ ? I began to write my own crypto currency. More precisely, not at once as sold, but when I saw a couple of months later that the rate increased 25 times to $ 50.
 
 
article on Habr . There were hopes that after that publication the project would immediately take off, people will start to use it and the problems with marketing will disappear. But not here it was, only a few people came. After a couple of days I decided to make a lower threshold of entry and after a while I laid out ...
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