Fresh out of YC, Houm raises $8M to enhance the house rental and sales market in LatAm

Fresh out of YC, Houm raises $8M to enhance the house rental and sales market in LatAm

As a long time realty designer based in Chile, Benjamin Labra had the ability to find gaps in the buying and leasing markets in Latin America. To satisfy needs, he started Houm, an all-in-one platform that helps property owners lease and offer their homes in the region. Fresh out of Y Combinator’s W21 mate, today Houm revealed […] On the flip side, the business also ensures that occupants will get paid every month, and if a tenant falters, Houm covers the cost. You can think of that a company like Houm now has all sorts of information on the real estate market, specifically around sales and rental rates.

Legionfarm, pairing professional players with amateurs, raises $6 million Series A

Legionfarm, pairing professional players with amateurs, raises $6 million Series A

Legionfarm, the video gaming platform that lets gamers have fun with pro gamers in their favorite video games, has today revealed the close of a $6 million Series A round. Financiers in the round consist of SVB, Y Combinator, Scrum VC, Kevin Lin, Altair Capital, Ankur Nagpal and more. Legionfarm launched out of Y Combinator at the beginning of […] Legionfarm introduced out of Y Combinator at the beginning of last year with an objective to provide pro players a method to create income and amateur gamers the possibility to get better by playing with a pro coach. Meanwhile, gamers are always looking to get much better however don’t frequently have the environments in a video game to do so, especially in Fight Royale games.”Recently, we have actually learned that one pro player can acquire 7 or more brand-new consumers to the platform if we work with the pro properly,” stated Belyankin.

Atomized lands $500K pre-seed to help developers deploy infrastructure much faster

Atomized lands $500K pre-seed to help developers deploy infrastructure much faster

Atomized, an early phase start-up that wishes to produce a modern-day tool to help designers deploy facilities faster, announced the primary step of its funding journey today, a $500,000 pre-seed round from Zing Capital, Y Combinator and numerous unnamed angels. Company co-founder and CEO Nik Kotov states developers are investing over 20% of their time […] “With Atomized our goal is to supply a platform that enables designers to deploy their applications actually rapidly. For now, that means spinning up containers, databases and static websites on AWS, however there are strategies to expand that to work across numerous clouds over time as the company establishes. Kotov in fact went through Y Combinator last summer as a solo founder, but he was attempting to develop a various product at that time dealing with compliance facilities. Both founders are immigrants with Kotov hailing from Russia and Herbert from Estonia.

4 lessons I found out about entering Y Combinator (after 13 applications)

4 lessons I found out about entering Y Combinator (after 13 applications)

Going through Y Combinator’s rigorous vetting gives founders a sense-check of what they’re missing, and who they’re missing out on. Take it from someone who used to the program 13 times prior to getting in. For lots of creators, Y Combinator is a sought after milestone on the entrepreneurial road. The entrepreneurs trying to get into Y Combinator are often at an early point in their journeys and have not yet developed up the experience to understand precisely what kind of business can hit the ground running. Going through the Y Combinator program’s rigorous vetting offers creators a sense-check of what they’re missing, and who they’re missing out on.

Tiger Global is wagering that more schools are going to share future student profits

Tiger Global is wagering that more schools are going to share future student profits

Income-share agreements, or ISAs, are a way to bring flexibility to the often steep financial costs of higher education. The monetary model permits a trainee to learn at no upfront cost, and then pay any expenses through a percentage of future earnings over time. While the model has caught fire from a range of trade […] The Blair founding starting. Blair began as a tool to finance students with loans that would pay for college, a sum that would eventually be repaid through an income-share arrangement. Long-lasting, Blair is betting that outcome-based financing could get traction in more than just a savvy startup bootcamp but in how recruiting and positioning works in numerous industries.

Egypt’s Flextock closes $3.25 M in the biggest pre-seed yet in MENA

Flextock, among the 10 African start-ups from the recent Y Combinator winter season batch, has actually bagged a remarkablepre-seed round simply two months after graduation. The five-month-old business, which helps businesses and consumers handle e-commerce andfulfillment operations — from warehousing and logistics to shipment and money collection — has closed a$3.25 million pre-seed […]
Flextock presently serves the Egyptian market. Flextock which offers e-commerce fulfillment appears to be one following the global freight company’s”tactical investment”in the Egyptian business. For Mazen Nadim, the handling partner at Foundation Ventures, Flextock’s e-commerce fulfillment and logistics play will be essential to realizing the regional dominance it yearns for. Flextock’s investment continues the series of seven-figure pre-seed rounds that have actually become more widespread in the African tech scene. No less than six startups(consisting of Flextock )have actually raised$1 million or more in this round in the past year….

How one founder made the most of Y Combinator in a pandemic year

How one founder made the most of Y Combinator in a pandemic year

Today, we welcome visitor Hana Mohan to our podcast Found. Hana is the co-founder and CEO of MagicBell, a brand-new start-up she produced with Josue Montano that recently graduated from Y Combinator’s Winter season 2021 associate. MagicBell is a full-featured plug-and-play notices inbox targeted at designers who want to build one into their own product, […] Hana’s experience as an entrepreneur covers several business, including her last one, which she grew to substantial success in terms of yearly income. Throughout our chat, Hana also shared lots of insight into YC, and what it offers founders, as well as perspective on what it was like going through the program during an international pandemic in a remote context.