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Brazil’s Samba Ads Raises R$3 million To Take Premium Video Advertising Off YouTube

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Julie Ruvolo is a</i> <i>freelance writer and editor of RedLightR.io and RioChromatic.com.</i><p>Sao Paulo-based startup Samba Ads is announcing a R$3 million ($1 million) investment from a coalition of international investors that are betting on the online video opportunity in Brazil.<p>Brazil’s …

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Matternet To Test The First Real Drone Delivery System In Switzerland

The Swiss postal service, Swiss Post, is going to attempt drone deliveries for the first time ever using Matternet, a company working on perfecting drone-based delivery systems. The first tests will happen in Switzerland this summer as proof of concept to “to clarify the legal framework, consider …

An Online Tune-Up for the Used-Car Marketplace

Linda Lo tried shopping for a car in the usual way, and like everyone else, she hated it.<p>Ms. Lo, 24, is a manager at an online freelance placement company and has been in the market for a used car for more than a year. She tried Craigslist, but found it difficult to trust strangers on the site. Car …

Notifications Are The Next Platform

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Anish Acharya is the co-founder and CEO of Snowball.</i><p>As the world moves from web to mobile, we’ve been thinking deeply about how people will discover mobile products and services and how we will find and access all the things we need in our digital lives.<p>Search (largely Google) has …

Everything We Wish We'd Known About Building Data Products

“What could we say that would help you avoid all of the pain, the headaches, the late nights that we had to endure as systems failed and data got …

The Psychology Behind Word-of-Mouth Growth

<i>Evergreen</i> <i>is a weekly collection of links to the best learning resources in business, collected by a group of aspiring managers, founders, and</i> …

Marketing

How to spark demand when creating a new market space

When it comes to market opportunities, you can either build a better product in an existing market, or create a brand new market altogether.In the …

What Do You Need to Do to Improve Sales? Here’s a Start …

I write about sales often both because it’s the lifeblood of any organization and because in my experience it is the area in which more startups are …

Sequoia-Backed PepperTap Wants To Become The Instacart Of India

Ambitious new startup PepperTap wants to become the Instacart of India. Armed with $1.2 million in seed funding from Sequoia Capital, PepperTap already operates in Gurgaon and will expand to new cities starting this month.<p>It faces the challenge of India’s maximum retail price laws, which means that …

Mapping out Micro-VC - Updated 8/7/2015

Just last week, I wrote about the evolving Micro-VC market.<p>Following that post, I received notes from several firms that wanted to confirm they were …

Seven things I learned in venture

• The winners always have something that looks hugely wrong with them. Like spectacularly wrong. That’s why no one else has invested/hired/built this …

4 Steps to Test Any Business Idea in 5 Minutes | Inc.com

Everyone has ideas. Most people don't take any action on their ideas. But if you are serious about starting your own business, the first step takes just 5 minutes. And no, it's not to incorporate, or patent, or even find a cofounder. The first step is cheaper, easier, will make a bigger business …

Ten Experiments To Test Your Startup Hypothesis

You know that a new idea has gained dominance when it becomes practically a cliché. That is what I’ve seen happen with the “Lean Startup” philosophy …

Marketing Your Startup: Lessons from a Billion-Dollar IPO

<i>Ellie Mirman was the first marketer hired by the CMO of HubSpot, the Boston-based marketing software startup that IPOed in 2014. Below, she shares</i> …

The Crypto-Technology and Bitcoin Landscape

How many companies are shaping the future of crypto-tech computing, decentralized services, cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and the Blockchain? Who are …

The Industrial Awakening: The Internet of Heavier Things

Interest in the Internet of Things has focused on the connected home, with attention to newly designed thermostats, lights, and security systems. Yet …