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Y Combinator Gets Hardcore About Hardware:Let’s get down to business! Y Combinator is known for software success stories, such as Dropbox, but now, it’s getting into hardware! This season, 20 of the 102 startups build hardware! In 2014, there were just 8 or 9, and last season only had 11 hardware startups.  This season is a far bigger percentage than ever before! Learn more about Y Combinator getting hardcore about hardware here!11 Startups You Should Know From Y Combinator’s Summer 2015 Demo Day:Over the past two days, 104 startups have presented at Y Combinator’s demo day.  Were any of them really memorable though? Venturebeat thinks you should know these 11 startups from Y Combinator’s summer 2015 demo day! Find out which startups you should remember here! Ring - the Connected Doorbell Company That Just Scored Richard Branson as an Investor:Sometimes, you miss opportunities, but that’s not the worst thing that can happen! Fourteen years ago, Jamie Siminoff, CEO of Ring, met Richard Branson, head of the Virgin Group, but was unable to reach him.  Though he missed an early opportunity, he’s benefited from it by having started so many companies.  Learn more about Ring, the connected doorbell company that just scored Richard Branson as an investor here!