Minnesota Y-Combinator grad turned serial tech entrepreneur. Local Startup Spotlight #20: Funeral Innovations



Funeral InnovationsWhen it started, SocialBrowse was a simple way to share links with contacts around the social web via Firefox extension. The technology, which has since evolved into the iframe-based Qwisk, is believed to be the original Minnesota native Y-Combinator startup (fall 2008) – a journey by which two other Minnesota groups have since embarked (FanChatter & ZenCoder).

While SocialBrowse/Qwisk currently faces its own challenges in direction and adoption, Co Founder Zachary Garbow does what any real entrepreneur would do – keep on keeping on. Together with partner Greg Young, he’s been quietly building Funeral Innovations, which is a fully integrated web-based software aimed at funeral directors and related vendors within funeral industry.