Y Combinator Labs

The startup incubator from which Dropbox, AirBnb, and Reddit sprang is launching a nonprofit research arm, the Verge reports. Though best known for its influence on Internet businesses, Technology Review notes that it has expanded its scope to include companies that focus on hardware, biotechnology, and nuclear energy.

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