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Travauxlib takes care of your home renovation for you

French startup Travauxlib matches you with construction companies so that they can fix up your home. The company raised $1.9 million (€1.8 million) from Xavier Niel, Breega Capital and Bpifrance.<p>Travauxlib usually works on complete home renovation, kitchen remodeling, bathroom work and home …

Eligible founder Katelyn Gleason’s plan to upend the billion dollar medical billing industry

Medical billing is a largely untapped and lucrative industry, potentially pulling in $55 billion globally by 2020. But its inner workings are still very murky — most of the time it’s not clear how much something will cost and sometimes you don’t even get the (possibly whopping) bill until months …

Health Care

Five moves each AFC West team should make

The NFL season ended less than two weeks ago, but teams are already beginning to make moves in advance of the new league year, and with the NFL …

Mehr als Excel! Albus White digitalisiert die “verstaubte” Buchhaltung

Einige bekannte Berliner Business Angels wie Michael Brehm, Philipp Kreibohm und Johannes Schaback investierten bereits in das junge Berliner …

Wirtschaft

Karma Ventures, Advised By Ex-Skype Engineers, Is A New €40M European Series A Fund

The so-called ‘Series A gap’ — that is the lack of Series A funding compared to seed — is still a much discussed topic here in Europe, and in the last few years we’ve seen a plethora of new funds aiming to plug that gap.<p>The latest is Estonia-based and Luxembourg-domiciled Karma Ventures, a €40 …

Venture Capital

Schoolmint Raises $5.6 Million For Its Online Student Enrollment Platform

Digital enrollment, where parents can go online on their desktops or mobile phones, to register their children for school, seems like an obvious way to harness the power of the internet to simplify and digitize a transaction that still relies on analog methods far too often.<p>The need is so apparent …

Student.com Bags $60M To Grow The Reach Of Its Student Digs Marketplace

Student.com, an accommodation marketplace founded back in 2011 (as ‘Overseas Student Living’ before rebranding last year) to focus specifically on the needs of international students, is announcing a $60 million combined Series B and C round today, led by global investment firm VY Capital. Horizons …

Toast, A Point Of Sale Service For Restaurants, Raises $30M

When Chris Comparato joined his former colleagues at Toast, a service that includes a point-of-sale tool for restaurants, raising new financing to continue scaling the company was near the top of the list.<p>So today, the company said it has raised $30 million in a round led by Bessemer Venture …

Venture Capital

What Will The Internet Of Things Be When It Grows Up?

Jim Hunter Contributor<p>Jim Hunter is chief scientist and technology evangelist at Greenwave Systems.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>IoT redux… this time, it’s personal<br>• Tagging may be the best way to make IoT contextually relevant and usable<p>An old proverb advises, “Keep a thing seven years, and you’ll …

Internet of Things

The Top Five Trends For The Connected Car In 2016

Many years ago, car predictions focused on what near-future vehicles would look like. Would they be bigger or smaller and how fast would they get from 0 to 60 mph?<p>But today, as modern automobiles have evolved to moving machines bristling with sensors, software, processors and networks, future …

airbnb, LinkedIn und Co. 15 bekannte Pitch Decks, die sich Gründer ansehen sollten

Auch bekannte Start-ups haben einmal ganz klein angefangen. Von einigen – inzwischen richtig großen – Tech-Unternehmen existieren auch spannende …

Wirtschaft

Lesestoff 15 Bücher, auf die Gründer so richtig abfahren

Auf der Suche nach Lesestoff? Hier einige ganz besondere Empfehlungen – und zwar Bücher aller Art, die unsere Leserinnen und Leser in den vergangenen …

Bücher

Dreieinhalb Tipps für Startupper Jetzt runterladen: Alle Investoren Europas in einer Datei

Tag für Tag sehen wir in der Redaktion vom deutsche-startups.de nicht nur viele neue Start-ups, sondern auch praktische Webdienste, tolle Tools und …

Wirtschaft

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

Apps

Best of Slideshare 13 Präsentationen, die man 2015 gesehen haben sollte

Kurz und knapp präsentieren wir an dieser Stelle 13 spannende, tolle und gelungene Präsentationen, die man 2015 gesehen sollte. Die Bandbreite reicht …

Die Bandbreite

Blockchains bedrohen Banken

Startseite<p>Wie funktionieren diese Netzwerke? : Blockchains bedrohen Banken<p><b>Die Bankenwelt ist in Aufruhr. Blockchain, so heißt es, wird das</b> …

Wirtschaft

Unternehmen mit Zukunft 50 Start-ups, die wir nicht mehr aus den Augen lassen

Es gibt eine ganze Menge so richtig heißer Start-ups – siehe dazu “Start-ups, die so heiß sind, dass man sich dran verbrennt“. Wir stellen Ihnen und …

OpenClassrooms Premium Is Now Free For Unemployed People In France

OpenClassrooms is one of the leading MOOC platform in France, and it signed an interesting deal with the French Government. Starting today, if you are unemployed, you get a free premium account on OpenClassrooms .<p>3 million people use OpenClassrooms every month. Most of it is free, but you can pay …

French Government

Vive VR Headset Full Consumer Launch Slips To Q1 2016

You wait years and years for virtual reality to become a thing, and then suddenly a truck load of VR headsets pile into the tech hype cycle almost at once (thanks Oculus). But if you’re a consumer wanting to get eyes into this next-gen VR hardware you’re likely still waiting to live the …

Virtual Reality

Qualtrics, In The Billion-Dollar Club, But Still An Outsider

Qualtrics, whose online survey research platforms help more than 8,000 enterprise customers better understand both their employees and their customers, is a little unusual for a lot of reasons.<p>For starters, it’s based in Provo, Utah, a state that has attracted more than $1 billion in venture …

Carlsberg macht in Beauty: Bierdusche mal anders

Carlsberg wirbt für seine neuen Kosmetikprodukte mit gesunden Inhaltsstoffen. Das soll auch das Kernprodukt, das hauseigene Bier, in ein anderes …

Bier

MikMak Is The Smartphone-Based Reinvention Of The Infomercial

The word “infomercial” likely doesn’t inspire a lot of excitement out of you. But whether you’ll admit it or not, you (just like me) have been sucked into watching an infomercial or the Home Shopping Network (perhaps hosted by Mariah Carey) at least once.<p>That’s because the idea of shopping via …

Mobile Commerce

Toppr.com Grabs $10M To Help Indian Students Prepare For Entrance Exams

Toppr.com, a Mumbai-based startup that helps students prepare for entrance exams, has raised $10 million from Fidelity Growth Partners India, SAIF Partners, and Helion Ventures. Founded in 2013, Toppr.com helps students study for entrance exams to engineering and medical schools, including the …

Amazon Expands Its Travel Footprint With New “Local Getaways” Site, Amazon Destinations

Amazon last night rolled out a new travel site it’s calling Amazon Destinations, which focuses on helping customers find “getaway destinations” within driving distance of their homes. Currently, Amazon Destinations features hotel selections in three U.S. metro areas: L.A., New York and Seattle, the …

Luxe Confirms $20M In New Funding, As It Hires A Business Chief And Expands To New Markets

Last week we reported that on-demand valet startup Luxe had raised $20 million in Series A funding from Venrock Partners and Redpoint Ventures to expand its service into new markets. Today the company is confirming that funding, while also providing a bit more detail about where and how it hopes to …

Startups

Wall Street-Backed Symphony Wants To Revolutionize Financial Services Communication

Symphony, a company backed by some of the world’s elite financial institutions, was created last Fall with a mission to transform the way Wall Street shares and collaborates around content — and it has set its sights set on some of the world’s most established content and communications tools.<p>The …

Financial Services

Restaurant Tech Restocked For Tomorrow And Beyond

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>John Serrao is a UI engineer and product owner who specializes in technical consulting for the food and health industries (currently advising wellness startup Daocloud).</i><p>A recent article in TechCrunch characterized nascent upstarts in the restaurant industry as wide-eyed idealists with …

Apple Pay

A Year Later, $19 Billion For WhatsApp Doesn’t Sound So Crazy

Messaging is the center of mobile. Snapchat is raising at around a $20 billion valuation. And no one cares who owns apps. On February 19, 2014, we didn’t know any of these things for sure. So when Facebook announced it would pay $19 billion to acquire WhatsApp — an app most American pundits had …

Infosys Acquires SaaS Provider Panaya In Deal Valued At $200M

Consulting and IT services provider Infosys announced today that it will acquire Panaya, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software company. Worth an enterprise value of about $200 million, the deal is expected to close by the end of March.<p>Infosys, which is based in Bengaluru, India, said that …

Resource Planning

Venture Investors Put $2 Billion Into The Blackboard Jungle

<b>Editor’s Note</b>: <i>Christine Magee is an editor for CrunchBase.</i><p>Venture capitalists really hit the books in 2014. Edtech companies stockpiled nearly $2 billion in venture funding — a 50 percent jump from 2013.<p>For millions of children in the American education system, more venture money doesn’t …