You'd have a tough time coming up with a more Silicon Valley institution than Y Combinator. The technology business incubator is based in Mountain View, California — about a 25-minute bike ride from Google's headquarters — where hundreds of entrepreneurs apply to get help developing their websites, apps and gadgets. The speakers list looks like a selection of Crunchies award nominees: Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg, Marc Benioff, Marissa Mayer.
U.S. life insurers are “very proud” of the retained-asset accounts that allow companies to hold death benefits and earn interest on the funds because the practice gives bereaved beneficiaries time to decide what to do with the money, an industry group said today.
There’s more at stake in Twitter Inc.’s initial public offering than just shares held by employees and investors. The performance will influence how Silicon Valley’s dealmakers value emerging Web startups.