Startups & Enterpreneurs

By Angad Singh | All about startup and entrepreneur

Robots Come To Job Search: AI-Powered Head Hunters Disrupt Recruitment Industry

The efficiency of the recruitment industry is set by the ability of employers and agents to match candidates to vacancies. With a typical hire taking up to six weeks and costing upwards of $4,000, more accurate matching can clearly lead to reduced waste of time and resources, and an impact on a …

Amazing

7-Eleven Engages with Customers Outside The Box

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, 7-Eleven, Inc. launches a trailblazing chatbot platform that is poised to propel the convenience retailing industry into a new era of "conversational commerce." The company has a compelling history of innovation, being the first company to sell …

eCommerce

Why and How You Need to Set Business Goals for Your Startup

Find out why setting goals is a crucial step for your startup business and how to do it.<p>Running for the sake of running is great, but I find that I always perform better when I have a specific route and destination in mind. That way, I know exactly where I'm going, even if that destination is back …

China, Russia Put Millions in This Startup to Recognize Your Face

Megvii Inc., a Chinese developer of facial-recognition technology, has raised about $460 million from investors including billionaire Jack Ma’s Ant …

China

The ex-Tesla engineer who created an FDA-compliant hangover cure made $1 million in 3 months and was almost thrown out of the country by Trump's immigration rules

• <b>It's been three months since Sisun Lee accidentally wound up with a hot startup that makes a hangover prevention drink called Morning Recovery.</b>• <b><br>Lee says sales have gone crazy and he's generated $1 million in revenue in three months.</b>• <b><br>Just as his company took off, Lee, a Canadian who was working at</b> …

5 Core Values that Define Success for Every Individual

“If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values; they’re hobbies.” — Jon Stewart<p>What are you guided by? Why do you …

Self-improvement

Project-Based Learning Platform Brings in $1.7M

Edtech Business<p>Project-Based Learning Platform Brings in $1.7M<p>Oct 6, 2017<p><b>WORKBENCH</b><b>,</b> a project-based learning platform for K-12 educators, has raised …

Startups

Custom Chatbot Development Tutorial To Start Your Own Bot Agency

You can now create bots for free in a matter of minutes without any prior coding knowledge.<p>Outstanding entrepreneurs are always on top of the newest trends that offer business opportunities in the form of innovative solutions. You're probably familiar with AI-powered virtual assistants, also known …

Chatbots

How Chatbots And AI Are Helping India's Businesses Boost Their Customer Service

In May 2014, IBM announced the acquisition of an AI startup, Cognea, that developed a cognitive computing and conversational artificial intelligence platform. IBM aimed to integrate it with Watson, the company’s question-answering supercomputer, for more real conversations with users.<p>Since then, …

Chatbots

TalkIQ raises $14 million Series A to give enterprises AI insights into voice communication

There’s no shortage of startups building their brands around AI for enterprise. And within the enterprise, few spaces are as competitive as AI-powered voice analytics. TalkIQ is the latest company in the space to carry home a large round of financing with promise. With $14 million in Series A …

CryptoMove protects sensitive data by fragmenting it and moving it around

CryptoMove thinks that data encryption is not enough. If you want to protect your data against hackers, the startup is using a new strategy by fragmenting your data, encrypting it and moving it around so that it doesn’t stay still on a server somewhere. CryptoMove is participating in the Startup …

Materialize.X is using machine learning to disrupt the $300B engineered wood industry

What’s the next $300 billion industry to be disrupted by technology? Wood. Specifically, engineered wood.<p>For background, engineered wood is the technical name for any wood product (like particle board) that is created by bonding wood chips into different shapes using an adhesive. It’s much cheaper …

Top 9 Customer Experience Trends to Stay Competitive

This column is authored by Kalpana Arya, Content Expert with TechpillarThe post Top 9 Customer Experience Trends to Stay Competitive appeared first …

Customer Experience

4 questions to cut awkward silences when networking

Networking can be either the most fulfilling or most terrifying part of an event. Regardless of how you find it, there’s no disputing how rewarding …

Networking

Start-ups, Take Note of One of India's Biggest Incubators

Many global leaders exited the building saying that they have never seen an incubator like this anywhere in the world.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Incubators and accelerators are a lifeline for most new start-ups. Their support and guidance …

Startups

I Was Blown Away By How These Brothers Built A $25 Million Business Growing at 160%

It is really difficult for family members to work together and be successful. These two brothers have done it -- and their location in Boston makes a big difference.<p>A pair of brothers started a company that failed. They picked themselves up and started another one that they've been running together …

Startups

WeWork Becomes World’s Fifth Most-Valuable Startup

WeWork Cos. raised $760 million in a funding round that places the co-working business among the world’s five most-valuable technology startups.<p>The …

Startups

Micro-investing startup Stash raises $40 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stash, a New York-based startup that lets individuals save small sums of money and make micro-investments through a mobile app, has secured a $40 million investment in a round led by fund manager Coatue Management.<p>Existing investors including funds Breyer Capital, Goodwater …

Free Webinar: How to Build a Customer Experience-Led Business

Learn how to give your customers experiences that are personal, engaging and consistent across every platform.<p>A lot goes into building your website, apps, social-media channels and other digital platforms. But not every one of them is built with the customer experience top-of-mind.<p>A website, social …

UVeye raises $4.5M to use computer vision to inspect underside of vehicles at security checkpoints

UVeye, an Israeli startup that is building computer vision and machine learning technology to be used to help detect security threats by scanning the underside of passing vehicles, has raised $4.5 million in seed funding. The round was led by Ahaka Capital, with participation from angel network …

Baidu acquires natural language startup Kitt.ai, maker of chatbot engine ChatFlow

China’s search giant Baidu has made another acquisition to continue its push into artificial intelligence, and specifically to help it carve out a place for itself as a platform for developers who want to create chatbots and other services based on natural language technology.<p>Baidu has acquired …

Agriculture startup raises $7M to grow apples, cherries, and nuts in high-tech gel

Phytelligence is raising more cash to further develop its technology that helps grow food crops like apples, cherries, hops, and nuts more …

Q&A: Pointimize, the Startup Making it Easy to Use Your Credit Card Rewards for Travel

Ever had the experience of opening your credit card statement and seeing a huge amount of reward points you have no idea how to use?<p>In the past, people probably had to read-up online before getting a better idea of how to redeem their credit card reward points. Pointimize is looking to save people …

13 Inventive Startups Making Noise at TechCrunch Disrupt

At this year's conference, we found outside-the-box startups doing everything from AI surveillance and ultrasonic data transfer to VR music creation …

Disrupt NY

Honeywell launches $100 million venture fund

(Reuters) - Honeywell International Inc launched a $100 million investment fund on Wednesday that will focus on technology startups.<p>Aerospace will be one of the key focus areas of the fund, said Murray Grainger, managing director of Honeywell Venture Capital LLC, which is based in Menlo Park, …

Why the guy who made Android is now betting on hardware

Andy Rubin, who invented Google's blockbuster phone software, and friends want to drive a hardware boom in Silicon Valley.<p>Inside what used to be an abandoned Fry's Electronics warehouse in Palo Alto, California, Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, and three other Silicon Valley veterans are trying …

A former banker taught herself how to code and is now a top exec at a $700 million startup

Jessica Lachs lived the Wall Street banker life for years, including stints in Hong Kong and London working for Lehman Brothers.<p>Then the 2008 financial crisis struck and Lehman Brothers collapsed.<p>Lachs left Wall Street to get an MBA, hoping that some magical moment would strike where she would know …

Recharge, which lets users book hotels by the minute, just launched in New York

Recharge, a two-year-old, San Francisco-based company whose app enables users to book a stay in a hotel for just 66 cents a minute, is opening in select New York hotels today, after testing its service over the last year in San Francisco.<p>The company has also raised an undisclosed amount of funding …

Sperm extraction machine yours for $13,000

A Chinese company developed a human sperm extraction machine for use in hospitals and other settings where human sperm may be required on the spot, …