Chris Walsh

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How Silicon Valley based Webaroo is creating ripples in the mobile messaging space

"The entrepreneurial journey with Webaroo has been like a Bollywood movie: a good start, followed by complications in the middle, which get resolved …

Chatbots

These startups are out to replace the Wall Street establishment

Big banks have long depended on antiquated and personnel-heavy businesses to do everything from marketing bond deals to striking currency transfers.<p>Some nimble start-ups have sought to partner with Wall Street firms and make these processes more efficient. Others have sought to step in to the gaps …

Startups

Guavus raises $30 million to build Big Data analytics operations - Silicon Valley Business Journal

By Gina Hall <br>– Contributor<p>Jun 26, 2015, 11:15am PDT<p>Big Data analytics firm Guavus raised $30 million in funding on Thursday to scale up …

Big Data

Alibaba Enters Into Online Lending, Credit Karma Has $3.5B Valuation, Mobile-Only Banking Application Receives License

Alibaba and Chinese banks do battle over online lending and e-commerce, Credit Karma secures new funding to expand its service as it looks to become …

Financial Services

Clinton, Uber and the political impact of the 'gig economy'

On Monday afternoon, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave a speech laying out her economic vision. In it, she states that "many Americans are making extra money renting out a small room, designing websites, selling products they design themselves at home or even driving their own car." And …

Welcome To The Unicorn Club, 2015: Learning From Billion-Dollar Companies

It’s been over a year since we wrote our original post sharing our analysis of the last decade’s most successful U.S.-based, venture-backed tech companies.<p>As we wrote in our original post – many entrepreneurs, and the venture investors who back them, seek to build big, impactful companies valued at …

Venture Capital

Silicon Valley’s Dirty Secret

Silicon valley has a dirty secret. Everybody in the valley knows about this secret, many people outside of the valley know about this secret, and …

Fortune.com

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DigitalOcean is raising $83 million to take on Amazon Web Services

Digital Ocean co-founder and CEO Ben Uretsky Flickr/ Techcrunch We're hearing that New York-based DigitalOcean, a hot cloud computing startup founded in 2011 that competes head-to-head with the $6 billion Amazon Web Services juggernaut, has closed a huge round of Series B funding.<p>The number we're …

Cloud Computing

Andreessen Horowitz makes case against tech bubble talk - Silicon Valley Business Journal

By Cromwell Schubarth <br>– TechFlash Editor, Silicon Valley Business Journal<p>Jun 16, 2015, 8:13am PDT<b><br>Updated</b> Jun 16, 2015, 10:37am PDT<p>There has been a …

Venture Capital

The two charts that should worry venture capitalists

Venture capital has been one of the investment world’s most severe asset classes, with sharp and short peaks that stand out against the public stock …

Oracle's stock is tanking after a huge miss on fourth-quarter earnings

Oracle is blaming the foreign-exchange rate but investors are not happy. Stock is down 7% in after-hours trading.<p>Oracle reported<p>Q4 earnings per share of $0.78 (analysts expected $0.87 EPS, according to Yahoo Finance ).<br>• Q4 revenues of $10.7 billion (analysts expected $10.95 billion.)<p>Again, a big …

SaaS

Uber Driver Is An Employee, Rules California. There Goes That $50B Valuation

Uber is facing suits from injured parties and drivers themselves claiming they <i>really</i> work for Uber as employees. That would import a panoply of taxes, fringes and liabilities and could dampen that soaring valuation. Now, Uber drivers are a step closer to employee status, with a ruling by …

SQFT Launches To Disrupt The Real Estate Industry With Mobile

The real estate industry is a funny thing. In my experience buying, renting and selling a few dozen properties, much of the value that real estate agents bring is through obfuscation. While it cannot be denied that a real estate transaction is a big, complex and important deal and that both buyers …

Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's hottest startup factory, has filed to raise a venture capital fund

It's called the Y Combinator Continuity Fund I. The company declined to disclose the amount raised, and the filing indicated that the first sale has yet to occur.<p>Business Insider's Jon Marino first reported that Y Combinator was looking to raise several billion dollars for a fund in March.<p>According …

Venture Capital

5 Reasons Verizon-AOL Will Crash and Burn

There's no way that this ill-conceived merger will be anything other than a total disaster.<p>Some megamergers, like Disney-Pixar, seem made in heaven, while others, like Sears-Kmart, turn out to be hellishly stupid. If history is any guide, the recently announced merger of Verizon will fall into the …

Customer Service