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My favorite up & coming startups from Y Combinator demo day 2016

Y Combinator Demo Day 2016 was a lot of fun this year! Everyone showed love, except for Alexis Ohanian who was salty because I wrote in my blog that Drake should kick his ass (SORRY ALEXIS IT WAS A JOKE OK).. everyone else was being really nice tho! Sam Altman said he thinks my new company Everipedia is cool – we’re applying for the next YC batch!

Even though I’m poor, I’m investing in several of the companies in this year’s batch, so I thought I’d write an article to give them some promotion. I want to be a good angel investor guys! You want me on your team. Trust me.. I’m worth it.

So now, without further ado… I present to you my…

My top 5 favorite companies from Y Combinator Demo Day 2016.

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Yoshi – Yoshi is “Uber for Gasoline” – it delivers your gas so you never have to go to a gas station again. Gas stations are sketchy as fuck – you can get robbed, plus you’re getting poisoned from the fumes. So this resonated with me. Also I love the cartoon dinosaur from Mario Brothers. Yoshi’s CEO Nick Alexander is a repeat YCer – he was also in the Summer 2011 batch with Rap Genius.

Squire – Squire is the app for booking your barbershop appointments. As a hairy Persian guy, my barbershop time is a very special time for me, so it’s cool to see software I’m going to be using on a biweekly schedule. Founder Dave Salvant is a man who is destined to ball – he knows his sector and is committed to taking over the entire barbershop game.

Wevorce – Believe it or not, I’ve never gotten a divorce yet. The children I frequently post on my Instagram are my nieces and nephews – they are not mine! They are my siblings’ children, I swear. But I digress.. it is only a matter of time before I will be getting my first divorce, and the Wevorce app is going to make the process a whole lot easier! Since I went to law school, I am a big fan of any technology that eliminates lawyers, since I know first-hand that we are scum.

Flex – I love vaginas, so it is refreshing to see a startup working on vaginal tech. Flex is the tampon version of Dollar Shave Club, and has an innovative design that works. CEO Lauren Schulte strikes me as a woman on a mission – she is committed to disrupting the flow (pun intended) of menstruation. Flex’s marketing makes me happy – they are very real about what they are discussing, unlike the tradition of menstruation products beating around the bush. Menstruation is a beautiful thing! There is no reason to stigmatize. I wish I menstruated.

Burrow Sofa – This morning, I ordered a Burrow Sofa for the Everipedia office. It was soooo easy! You have no idea. I hate buying furniture, so this was a pleasant surprise. I’m never going to West Elm for a sofa and dealing with the yuppies again. Also, for you “Ikea People”.. admit it! You hate that place. The only good thing they have is the meatballs. ADDED BONUS: Burrow sofas are extremely stain resistant, so all of the vomit, blood and sweat we shed at Everipedia HQ will not be staining our Burrow! Yessss..

Written by Mahbod Moghadam

Mahbod Moghadam is former cofounder of Genius and cofounder of Everipedia. He is a graduate of Stanford Law school. Anyone can invest in Everipedia on Wefunder: http://wefunder.com/everipedia

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