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ServiceTitan is LA’s least likely contender to be the next billion-dollar startup

The city of Glendale, Calif. seems like an unlikely place to grow one of the next billion-dollar startups in the booming Los Angeles tech ecosystem.<p>Located at the southeastern tip of the San Fernando Valley, the Los Angeles suburb counts its biggest employers as the adhesive manufacturer Avery …

Startups

The Plague Inspired Da Vinci To Design A City. We Should Steal His Ideas

The bubonic plague spread, in part, because of poor urban planning. Leonardo da Vinci came up with a series of alternative designs that hold valuable lessons for today’s cities, as they face challenges from climate change to self-driving cars.<p>Leonardo da Vinci survived a series of bubonic plagues …

Da Vinci

Degreed gets $42M to help build a tool to help employees learn the right skills

When an employee is looking to advance in their career, where they work might have a kind of strict hierarchical path for the role they’re in and what titles come next — but there’s a good chance that employee might want to try something new without leaving their company.<p>Instead of going from just …

Machine Learning

Microsoft hires classroom collaboration startup Chalkup founder to expand Microsoft Teams

Microsoft is beefing up its Slack-like collaboration software, Microsoft Teams, with the technology-know how and the founder from collaboration software startup Chalkup. Following the hire, Microsoft says it will bring some of the features Chalkup had built to the Microsoft Teams for Education …

Startups

Sourcify is connecting entrepreneurs directly to pre-vetted overseas factories

If you’ve ever tried to order and source products from overseas you likely know the process is broken. Factories rarely talk directly to customers and middlemen are difficult to track down and there’s usually a significant delay while you wait for them to communicate back and forth with you and the …

Customers

HackerRank raises $30M to match developers with jobs

HackerRank, the skills-based recruiting platform and online coding challenge community, today announced that it has raised a $30 million Series C funding round led by JMI Equity, a fund that specializes in helping software companies scale. Existing investors Khosla Ventures, Battery Ventures, …

Employment

Zervant raises €6M for its invoicing software for small businesses

Finnish fintech startup Zervant, which provides online invoicing software for small business and entrepreneurs across Europe, has raised €6 million in funding. The round was led by Tesi, with participation from Northzone, NFT Ventures, and Conor Venture Partners.<p>Founded in 2010 and headquartered in …

Small Business

How to fix your company's broken queuing system

Three small firms share how they keep customers happily in line.<p>How long would you be willing to wait in a queue?<br>Ten minutes? Twenty?<p>According to a recent study of 2,000 shoppers by retail software provider, Lightspeed EPOS, people are willing to hang around for just six minutes and 46 seconds.<p>More …

How This Teacher Noticed A Problem In Her Classroom And Built A Company To Solve It

Over the past week, I had the chance to chat with Alefyia Bhatia about her journey from the classroom to the boardroom. She is the co-founder of Crescerance and the founder and CEO of MAD-learn. Crescerance is a technology company that provides engagement solutions for education, and MAD-learn is a …

Education Technology

How to Integrate Machine Learning in Mobile App Development?

Machine learning can be conjoined with different recognition types for passing the user identification and authentication<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Ever felt frustrated on the minor …

Machine Learning

Dashboard pushers: Dark here in containerised server land, innit sysadmins?

<b>Analysis</b> We show raw event log blizzards as usable correlated patterns, they croonWhere the heck am I going? Being a sysadmin in a containerised …

ElasticSearch

Gamification in UX. Increasing User Engagement.

The user-centered approach, which strives for creating products highly responding to the user’s needs, has become the major philosophy behind many …

UX Design

Empathy isn’t enough

Recently, a team of consultants at my Arlington-based firm, Excella Consulting, decided we wanted to use our free time in the evenings and weekends …

Empathy

5 Tactics to Earn Links Without Having to Directly Ask - Whiteboard Friday

Typical link outreach is a tired sport, and we've all but alienated most content creators with our constant link requests. In today's Whiteboard …

Google Search Console to Explain Why Pages Aren’t Getting Indexed by @MattGSouthern

Google is preparing to roll out updates to Search Console, one of which is an "Index Coverage" report.The post Google Search Console to Explain Why …

Search Engines

The 4 Essential Sweet Spots of Modern SEO Copywriting

Conventional SEO is dead and gone. Thankfully.We had enough and more of that keyword-stuffed, scraped, spammy, black hat SEO that nearly toppled the …

iOS Apps

How to Submit Your Website to Search Engines (Hint: You Don’t Always Need To)

But here’s the thing: it takes time for search engines to discover (and index) new websites. This means that if you search for your two-day-old …

How to Optimize for Google's Featured Snippets to Build More Traffic

Have you noticed it's getting harder and harder to build referral traffic from Google?<p>And it's not just that the competition has got tougher (which …

SEO

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Dear would-be entrepreneurs.<p>I've got something I need to explain to you. You don't need to go and found the next Google to call yourselves entrepreneurs. You don't need to be building Snapchat, Facebook or anything else. You don't need to be searching for investors for your latest idea. Because …

Small Business

How to Design a Great About Us Page [Infographic]

Did you know that customers who visit an ‘About Us’ page end up spending almost 25% more than those who don’t? Why? It’s because they trust you more. …

Infographics

Swift Tutorial: Native Machine Learning and Machine Vision in iOS 11

It has arrived. With iOS 11, Apple finally introduced a native machine learning and machine vision framework. This opens up a whole host of new …

Machine Learning

How to value your SaaS company

If you read my blog regularly you know I love (LOVE) metrics. It’s truly a labor of love.<p>So no surprise that when River Cities Capital released an …

What do we base our investment decisions on? — Open source Deal memo Template

If you look at the process during a startup’s fundraising, there are 3 common steps :<p><b>Contact :</b> Startup reaches out to investors via introduction or …

What Are “Design Sprints” and “Design Thinking”?

“Design sprints” and “design thinking” are recognised creative strategies used by designers.Design sprints use design thinking techniques through a …

Design

Accepting Payments in iOS Apps

In mobile commerce apps, one of the most crucial aspects that determines success is the design of your payment flow. Having gotten a user to the …

5 Things to Consider When Trying to Raise Money For Your SaaS Product

Raising money for you SaaS product is a minefield. Regardless of whether you are crowdsourcing, at the seed stage or beyond, it is imperative that …

Product Management