Monday, August 18, 2014

UP in YC: UPower to Present at YCombinator Demo Day tomorrow


We at UPower are happy to officially announce that we are a YCombinator backed company.  A few months ago, UPower was chosen to the most selective YCombinator batch yet- only 2.5% of applicants were accepted.

We have been able to experience first-hand why there is such demand from top startups to become a YCombinator company.  YC has developed companies such as DropBox and Airbnb.  Our YC dinners have included speakers like Mark Zuckerberg, Max Levchin, and Peter Thiel.  The YC partners are each incredible and include the creators of gmail, the founder of Loopt, the founder of Reddit, and Paul Graham. YC is also a favorite among investors, such that Marc Andreessen, General Partner of Andreessen Horowitz, had this to say:  "Y Combinator is the best program for creating top-end entrepreneurs that has ever existed."

Tomorrow, we will culminate this experience with a presentation and many discussions with investors at the famous "YC Demo Day."

Less than a couple hours ago, we were highlighted in a TechCrunch article disclosing that UPower is a YCombinator company.  This article is currently trending at story number 1 in HackerNews.

This has been an incredible summer for UPower.  We are excited to share our progress with you as we can.