Building AI-powered drones for the IoT? A top startup accelerator reveals the best buzzwords of 2016

Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s most storied startup accelerator, receives thousands of applications every year. It recently analyzed all the words of hopeful founders since 2005 to see how well they predicted the next hot investment opportunities, and which sectors may be facing the abyss. The popularity of terms are “ahead of the curve compared to what the rest of the world sees,” wrote Jared Friedman, a partner at Y Combinator, by email. The accelerator has funded 1,000 startups worth a combined $65 billion including Airbnb, Dropbox and Heroku. “These are the ideas that the earliest stage startups are working on, before they get press or become publicly known.” While all Y Combinator startups are eventually announced publicly, Friedman argues applications it receives gives them as much as a year advance…


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