Sniply Gets Rejected by Y Combinator, Posts Interview Anyway

by Knowlton Thomas

Two weeks ago, an infant Canadian startup that scored a Y Combinator interview for their Summer 2014 cohort, decided to post its successful application on Medium.

This week they decided to continue that thread of transparency by posting, again on Medium, their interview with the accelerator. The plot twist here? The interview didn't work.

Indeed, they were rejected via email:

I’m sorry to say we decided not to fund you. It was a difficult decision because we enjoyed talking to you and we like the idea of a link shortener with conversion. We can see how you could build a solid revenue-generating business with this, but we worry we can’t see it becoming the huge type of company that investors like to fund. We’d encourage you to think about what this is a feature of on the path to being the next Google.


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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