Winning recognition from Y Combinator, the prestigious Silicon Valley startup incubator, isn’t easy. Overall, less than 3 percent of the companies that apply are accepted each round. Since 2005, Y Combinator has funded more than 1,588 startups, including Airbnb, Dropbox, and Weebly. Two Haas companies, Onederful and Players’ Lounge, made it into this year’s winter Y
Haas In The Headlines
Mother JonesFeb 16
Assoc. Prof. Clayton Critcher's new research shows that putting the "I approve" tagline on a candidate’s advertisement—as required under the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (a.k.a. McCain-Feingold)—actually boosts the credibility of ads attacking a rival’s voting record or policy positions.
Los Angeles TimesFeb 12
President Trump's proposed infrastructure plan will cost an estimated $1.5 trillion, but the federal government plans to only cover $100 billion of the cost, shifting the financial obligation to state and local governments. Yet something needs to be done to fix infrastructure. "Almost every city and state has its horror stories," Prof. Laura Tyson, Faculty Director, Institute for Business & Social Impact, previously wrote.
Financial TimesFeb 8
To survive market volatility, investors should work on a long timeline and not be trigger happy. Research by Prof. Terrance Odean, Rudd Family Foundation Chair, has shown that the less retail investors traded, the better able they were to keep up with the market as a whole.