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Kik launches beta product after $100 million ICO

Kik made waves last year after a successful $100 million ICO. Now the company has released its first beta product related to its Kin token. Called Kinit, it’s a simple wallet that enables users to earn, store, and spend its tokens.<p>“Kinit is a fun, easy way to earn Kin, a new cryptocurrency made for …

Google Play

CES 2019 : La Poste révèle les 15 start-up qui vont l'accompagner à Las Vegas

15 start-up vont s'envoler avec La Poste, direction le CES 2019 de Las Vegas en janvier. En attendant les jeunes pousses sélectionnées dans les …

Startup

Veriff raises $7.7M Series A to become the ‘Stripe for identity’

Veriff, the Estonian startup that wants to become something akin to the ‘Stripe for identity’, has raised $7.7 million in Series A funding.<p>Leading the round is Mosaic Ventures, joining an impressive list of backers that include Taavet Hinrikus, Ashton Kutcher, Paul Buchheit, Elad Gil, SV Angel, ACE …

Startups

Peek raises $23M and inks partnership with Google in push to digitize travel activities

Peek, a U.S. startup aiming to digitize the travel activities industry, has pulled a $23 million Series B round of financing and uncorked a partnership with Google that will help increase its visibility.<p>Founded in 2012 by Ruzwana Bashir (CEO) and Oskar Bruening (CTO), the San Francisco-based …

Startups

Bet money on yourself with Proveit, the 1-vs-1 trivia app

Pick a category, wager a few dollars and double your money in 60 seconds if you’re smarter and faster than your opponent. Proveit offers a fresh take on trivia and game show apps by letting you win or lose cash on quick 10-question, multiple choice quizzes. Sick of waiting to battle a million …

Tampa Bay

10 New Services That'll Make You Say, 'Why Didn't I Think of That?'

From on-demand translators to self-driving taxis in retirement communities, here are services you need to know about.<p>7 min read<p>This story appears in the June 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Remember when ride-hailing apps and on-demand streaming services felt revolutionary? Every day, …

How the Rifle Paper Co. Founders Turned a Side Hustle Into a Thriving Lifestyle Brand

Anna Bond and her husband Nathan had no money, no jobs and no business experience when they decided to launch the now-beloved stationery brand. Here's how they went from broke to $22 million in revenue.<p>6 min read<p><i>In the Women Entrepreneur series My First Moves, we talk to founders about that pivotal</i> …

Adobe Acquires Magento Commerce for $1.7 Billion

Adobe has acquired Magento Commerce for $1.68 billion.<p>The Magento Commerce Cloud—which includes digital commerce, order management and predictive …

The best advice for entrepreneurs, from 16 real people who started their own companies

1/<p>Jacquelyn Ward and Ana Maes: 'Test, test, test'<p>Courtesy of Our Story Bridal<p><i>Our Story Bridal is New York City's only bridal consignment boutique.</i> …

Google is launching .app domains, the first TLDs secured with built-in HTTPS

Over three years after Google paid $25 million to gain the exclusive rights to the “.app” top-level domain, the company is at last making .app domains available to register starting today and running through May 7, at 9 AM PDT via Google’s Early Access Program. The following day, May 8, the domains …

Washé raises $3.5 million for its on-demand car washing service and biz platform

Another startup wants to make on-demand car washing work, where others have failed. Washé, a Boca Raton-based service for on-demand washes, has raised $3.5 million in seed funding to continue to grow its business, which involves a mobile app consumers use to connect with Washé’s network of around …

Poq closes £9.5M Series B for its ‘apps-as-a-service’ for retailers

Poq, the London-based startup that offers a SaaS to make it easier for retailers to launch and maintain a consumer-facing shopping app, has raised £9.5 million in Series B funding. Leading the round is Smedvig Capital, with participation from previous backers Beringea, and Revolt Ventures. It …

France’s Station raises $3.25 million for ‘workplace browser’ that unifies all your web apps

French SaaS startup Station, which is setting out to build a web browser for the workplace, has raised $3.25 million in a seed round of funding led by Accel.<p>Founded out of Paris in 2017, Station (not to be confused with the mega startup campus Station F that is also located in the French capital) …

Les 30 Jeunes Entrepreneurs Africains Les Plus Prometteurs En 2018

<b>Les jeunes entrepreneurs africains ne cessent de faire bouger les choses. Ils prennent plus de risques que jamais et montent des entreprises</b> …

Le fruit du travail, couleur orange

Une nouvelle start-up bisontine propose aux entreprises des distributeurs de jus d’orange fraîchement pressés. Objectif : favoriser le bien-être des …

We went to the Lush factory and yes, the company really is as pure as you’d hope

Lush seems too good to be true.<p>Their products smell incredible, look amazing and make your hair and skin feel incredible. They’re all tested on …

12 Ways You Can Absolutely Make Money Online

For many people, making money online would be an absolute dream come true. If they could find a way to make money with a website or some other online venture, they could quit their job to focus on entrepreneurship, spend more time with their family, and finally take back control of their time and …

Marketing

7 Dutch Startups that make the World a Better Place

Waste is a ‘waste’ of space: Dutch startups that make the world a better place<p>Okay, so not every company wants the world to crash and burn. Waste has …

I Worked as a Janitor to Make Money While Starting My Business--and It Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

The startup life can get really dirty, but it's important to embrace the dirt so you can get to what you really love.<p>Entrepreneurship is embarrassing. I can't stress that enough. If you're just doing this for the clout or so that people think you're cool, this probably isn't the route you want to …

Entrepreneurship

This 21-Year-Old's $10 Million Business Is Just Nuts (Literally)

Daniel Katz started his first business at the age of 12. Nine years later, he's on his way to building an empire.<p>Daniel Katz isn't good at sitting still. He gets up each day at 2:30 a.m. to do what he calls an hour-long "heavy workout," which, depending on the day, consists of lifting weights, …

General Mills

Canva started with a great idea and no funding only a few years ago.

A unicorn company is a private company that’s valued at or over $US1 billion ($A1.3 billion).<p>While Atlassian is now valued at more than $14 billion, …

Australia

Startup Spotlight: Legalpad aims to create smoother path for those seeking work visas

Some entrepreneurs would look at the anti-immigrant sentiment currently coming from American leaders and run the other way. The co-founders of …

Startups

Honey — the under-the-radar coupon startup — has held talks to raise around $100 million in a new investment

The Los Angeles-based startup operates an unsexy but lucrative business.<p>Online coupons may sound so 2008, but they are still big business in 2018.<p>Honey, a startup whose internet tool tells online shoppers whether there is an eligible coupon for their purchase, has held talks to raise somewhere …

Los Angeles

COSMIQ maker Deepblu launches a booking platform it calls the “Airbnb of diving”

After it took James Tsuei a month of research and emails to plan a dive in Indonesia, he decided it was time for his startup, Deepblu, to launch a booking platform for divers. Planet Deepblu bills itself as “the Airbnb for diving” and is the latest piece of the diving ecosystem the Taipei-based …

Scuba Diving

Meet the 26-year-old entrepreneurs using Instagram to build an art empire from scratch

After the school friends graduated from different universities, Kennedy took a job with ad firm Leo Burnett, while Burt focused on his art. Neither …

Social Media

Creating A UX Strategy

Creating A UX StrategyCreating A UX StrategyChristopher Murphy 2018-03-23T11:25:01+01:00 2018-04-09T11:06:41+00:00(<i>This is a sponsored article</i>.) As …

Chargebee raises $18M to help businesses manage subscriptions

The subscription model is growing in popularity as a way to monetize a service, netting in trends in SaaS, media, e-commerce and other verticals that are in search of more predictable, recurring revenues. Now, a startup built to provide a subscription platform to businesses has raised a round of …

SlideLizard

<b>SlideLizard</b> is a PowerPoint Add-In, which let's presenters interact with their audience. Participants join the presentation with a unique …

Bike-sharing start-up Ofo raises $866 million

Ofo currently has operations in 21 countries with over 200 million global users totalling to 32 million rides per day, it said in a statement. Photo: …

Startups

Universe, an Instagram for building mobile websites, nabs funding from YC

As social media sites grow more massive and all-encompassing, one startup is looking to bring back the friendly customization of Myspace to a new generation of users looking to define their online presence in a unique way.<p>Universe is a mobile-based website builder for the social media era, …

Social Media