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May 19th, 2024

The intro bit this week is going to be nice and quick because Iโ€™m just emerging from the gnarliest cold Iโ€™ve had in years and, well, my brain is mush. 

In case you missed it: As the founders of Eight Sleep (YC S15) prepped for their latest product launch, I asked them to share some of what theyโ€™ve learned about building hardware over the past ten years. What they sent over is an insight-packed gem. Find it here!

What other YC founders do you want to hear from? Let me know at greg@ycombinator.com. 

- Greg

๐Ÿ“บ The Latest

Featured content from the YC Library

๐ŸŸง The Untold Stories of Y Combinator with Jessica Livingston

Garry Tan talks with Jessica Livingston (co-founder of Y Combinator) about her origin story, her incredible career, and the earliest days of YC.

๐ŸŒŽ YC Community

Highlights and news from around YC
YC's Tom Blomfield talks AI startups, how YC works, and more 
20VC
"One of the secrets of people that seem like they have 'made it' is that they don't necessarily see it that way."

- Dalton Caldwell on X/Twitter
Nabla Bio raises $26M, strikes three pharma partnerships for AI antibody design
Endpoints
Leya raises $10.5M for its AI assistant for lawyers
Sifted

๐Ÿš€ The Launchpad

Some of the most recent YC companies and product launches 
GPUDeploy is a software solution and marketplace for renting idle compute
W2024
NearWave makes a new type of handheld imaging tech with AI that helps physicians select the right therapy for their breast cancer patients.
W2022
End-to-end data platform with BigQuery or Snowflake under the hood.
S2020
Blacktop Hoops, the ultimate single player and multiplayer AR/VR basketball game.
S2022
The easiest way for developers to create health agents with health data.
W2021
Find more YC companies and discover new products

๐Ÿ”ฅ Hacker News

Top posts from this week
  1. GPT-4o (openai.com)
    3132 points by Lealen | 2362 comments

  2. Veo (deepmind.google)
    1722 points by meetpateltech | 483 comments

  3. OpenAI departures: Why canโ€™t former employees talk? (www.vox.com)
    1211 points by fnbr | 924 comments

  4. Ilya Sutskever to leave OpenAI (twitter.com)
    1119 points by wavelander | 778 comments

  5. GPUs Go Brrr (hazyresearch.stanford.edu)
    1103 points by nmstoker | 262 comments

  6. Bend: a high-level language that runs on GPUs (via HVM2) (github.com)
    993 points by LightMachine | 246 comments

  7. Computer scientists invent an efficient new way to count (www.quantamagazine.org)
    973 points by jasondavies | 274 comments

  8. A forged Apple employee badge (cabel.com)
    936 points by ecliptik | 340 comments

  9. Slack AI Training with Customer Data (slack.com)
    752 points by mlhpdx | 390 comments

  10. Glider โ€“ open-source eInk monitor with an emphasis on low latency (github.com)
    744 points by mistercheph | 146 comments
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