Mohammed Hakim

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I Know Everybody Told You to Send Your Fund-Raising Decks as a Link.

I Know Everybody Told You to Send Your Fund-Raising Decks as a Link. Here’s Why You Should Just Send the DeckI know you have your document sending …

Venture Capital

How Many Investors Should You Talk to in a VC Fund Raise? And How Do You Prioritize?

This is part of a series of advice for founders who need to raise money from venture capitalists. The first in the series is “Lemons Ripen Early,” …

Venture Capital

Abu Ja'far al Mansur

Abu Ja'far al Mansur was also known as<p>Abu Ja'far Abd Allah Al-mans ur Ibn Muhammad, al Mansur or Al Mans ur<p>Abu Ja'far al Mansur was noted …

This platform lets you invest in companies—and make money as soon as they do

While working in venture capital, Catherine Yushina and Grace Leung Shing noticed one kind of company that kept getting rejected: the stable, …

Why Your Startup is Going to Fail (And How You Can Prevent That)

In 2006, I created my first successful startup, Crazy Egg.Since then, I have founded or co-founded several other companies, including KISSmetrics, …

Marketing

While investment firms ponder ICOs, this team is barreling ahead with a $100 million ICO fund

Most investors are trying to get a handle on initial coin offerings, which have begun racing through the tech ecosystem like a fire, veering off in multiple directions and causing excitement and confusion and some degree of terror as they grow in number.<p>In the simplest terms, the offerings enable …

Cryptocurrency

3 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

Nobody ever went broke paying too little for a good stock.<p>For nearly a decade now, ever since the dark days of the Great Recession, I've taken a …

3 Misconceptions About Crowdfunding

<i>Thijs Suijten and Menno Luiten are the co-founder and developer for Famatic.</i><p>Every startup needs money. How to get that initial investment is where there is a choice: find a suitable investor, bootstrap, or use the power of the crowd to get that ball rolling.<p>We loved the idea of the latter; not only …

Wochit Raises $11 Million For Text-To-Video Content Creation Platform

Media companies looking for a way to ride the wave of customer demand for online video content may have found their vessel with the new $11 million financing for New York-based Wochit.<p>The company, founded by two serial Israeli entrepreneurs, has raised fresh capital to roll out its text-to-video …

Galaxy S5 update improves camera speed and fingerprint sensor accuracy

An update is pushing to the unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F), reportedly improving the phone’s camera, gallery, and fingerprint sensor operation.<p>The update is currently available in the UK (BTU) through the Kies companion software and as an OTA, but it will likely follow to more …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Former Tier 3 CEO takes top job at Blue Box

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Matthew Schiltz<p>Just in time for the OpenStack Summit, Blue Box has named Matthew Schiltz as its new CEO. Blue Box …

How To Effectively Manage an Outsourced Content Marketing Team

A vital part of running an outsourced content marketing team is hiring the right people in the first place. When looking to build your team, it is very important to reflect on your goals and match your organization with freelancers who will help you reach them.<p>Search through your personal network …

Quora to join YCombinator’s next class

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>As it mentors its upcoming batch of startups, Silicon Valley accelerator YCombinator will be trying something new: it will …

VC Fred Wilson: By 2020 Apple Won’t Be A Top-3 Tech Company, Google And Facebook Will

Fred Wilson of New York’s Union Square Ventures, one of the top tech investors around, believes that by 2020, the biggest tech company in the world — Apple — will cease to be the most important, and won’t even be in the top three.<p>Speaking at today’s TC Disrupt conference in NYC, he predicted that …

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FORTUNE — “We’re living in a crazy world,” Karl Martin says, “where, to prove who we are to our computers, we have to remember a long string of letters and numbers.”<p>Martin, the chief executive of the biometric identity startup Bionym, is only half right. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has given …

Cloud Storage Startup Tresorit Raises $3M To Put Security Spotlight On Dropbox, Box And Others

Amidst the on-going revelations about the NSA and its PRISM Internet surveillance program and the more recent ‘heartbleed‘ bug, it’s no surprise to see startups turn their attention to security and, in some cases, position themselves as a more secure player compared to others in the …

Equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd rakes in $25M Series B round

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Israel’s OurCrowd has just pulled in $25 million in Series B funding, on top of the $5.5 million Series A it took in February …

Former Tumblr President John Maloney Joins Circa

In the latest sign of big ambitions for the nascent mobile news space, John Maloney, the former president of Tumblr, is joining Circa in the same role.<p>When Maloney first joined Tumblr as a consultant, in 2008, it was even smaller than Circa is now — basically just David Karp and his co-founder, …

ShopKeep Raises $25 Million to Get Retailers to Ditch Cash Registers for iPads

"I don't have a credit card," Jason Richelson's roommate told him. "I can't spend any money on this Internet thing."<p>That thought helped pave the way …

Tough Realities Persist In Mobile Payments

<i>The Platform is a regular column by mobile editor Dan Rowinski. Ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence and pervasive networks are changing the way humans interact with everything.</i><p>Welcome to The Platform, a new column by ReadWrite mobile editor and senior writer Dan Rowinski on how ubiquitous …

Payment Apps Are Quickly Changing How We Transfer Money To Each Other, And Around The World

This is especially true in the context of peer-to-peer payment transactions. These include money transfers between friends and family, international remittances, and even fees and wages paid to independent workers. Globally, the market is well over $1 trillion.<p>In a new report from BI Intelligence, …

FinTech

What The Evolving VC Market Means For Startups Raising Capital

Boy, how times have changed for the venture capital market over the last decade. Here are a few of the overriding trends (according to data collected by the National Venture Capital Association over the years):<p>The number of VC firms has materially reduced<br>• The mix of VC firms has polarized away from …

With $100M and an 8-year head start, Prodea tackles the internet of things

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: LG<p>There are plenty of startups launching products aimed at connecting devices, but the Ansaris, a team of two brothers …

Boston Wraps Up Its Best Venture Quarter In Years

The TechCrunch wrecking ball is smashing into Boston as startups in the city are coming off their best quarter in years.<p>Boston-based startups managed to haul in over $1.2 billion in venture financing in 142 deals for the quarter, marking the strongest fundraising environment for Boston tech …

True Capital Closes $5M Fund For Retail And Consumer Startups Put Through Its TrueStart Accelerator

Last month True Capital Partners launched TrueStart, an “innovation hub” based in central London targeting retail and consumer startups across Europe. The rolling 6 month accelerator — teams can apply at any time — aims to put 20 startups through its program each year, who receive mentoring from …

PayStand Launches Online Payment Service For Bitcoin, Credit Cards And E-Checks

PayStand, an online payment as a service vendor, has launched from its private beta selling its payment processing services for bitcoin, e-checks, and credit cards to websites in the U.S.<p>The Santa Cruz, Calif.-based company said that its payment service can work with any website or mobile …

Sookasa picks up $5M to be the 'invisible security layer' for your Dropbox files

Fun fact: You can now store and share your files through Dropbox and be HIPAA compliant at the same time.<p>This is now possible because Sookasa, a San Mateo-based startup, is launching its compliance layer for cloud storage of files, starting with Dropbox integration.<p>Unlike the average Joe Smith, …

5 ways to build a killer mobile ad experience

As mobile adoption continues to accelerate, perhaps no topic has been more widely debated or examined than how to best monetize mobile apps.<p>In some ways, it’s funny that we’re still trying to develop a standardized mobile ad format that appeals to app developers, advertisers and of course …

With Microsoft's Project Spark, Anyone Can Build A Video Game

Microsoft wants gamers build their own worlds—playable game worlds, in fact. Microsoft’s Project Spark, in open beta now for Windows 8 and the Xbox One, splices together a Minecraft-like sandbox with actual developer tools, enabling budding game makers to actually build a playable game from scratch …

Opening Consumer Products To Crowdsourced Investment, CircleUp Raises $14 Million

Technology’s ability to harness the wisdom of crowds has created massive new businesses that support entrepreneurship around arts, craftsmanship, and technology while simultaneously re-shaping the market for personal lending.<p>With its new $14 million financing, CircleUp wants to change the …