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Healthcare’s Wild West

Zoe Barry Contributor<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Now Is The Perfect Time To Be A Female Entrepreneur<p>Stop and look around you, and you’ll see just how quickly society is running into the future. Over the past decade alone, we’ve seen monumental advancements in genetics, mobile computing, …

Digital Health

The Online Buy Now, Pay Later Service, Klarna, Adds AmEx As A Partner

Rounding out its clutch of the top credit companies in the world, Klarna, Europe’s largest online buy now, pay later service provider, has added American Express as a partner.<p>Inking the deal with AmEx completes the set of credit companies that are working with the service. The Stockholm-based …

FinTech

Civitas Learning Gets $60 Million Commitment From Warburg Pincus

Civitas Learning, the higher education software service provider for student success, has received a commitment of up to $60 million as it looks to expand its suite of products.<p>The Austin-based company started its development with six universities in 2011 and has since grown to facilitate and …

Machine Learning

Forbes Welcome

Rapha cycling boss: People are 'head over heels' in love with cycling

Simon Mottram, head of British cycling brand Rapha, says cycling is the most important thing in many people's lives<p>Few cycling enthusiasts will be unfamiliar with Rapha, a British brand that sells elegant cyclewear and accessories to affluent road cyclists.<p>Started by former brand consultant and …

Cycling

Google Bets on Insurance Startup Oscar Health

Insurance startup Oscar Health Insurance Corp. has a powerful new ally in its costly battle to win customers from entrenched insurance giants like UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Anthem Inc.

Dow Jones

How Israeli Startups Can Scale

Israel has been branded the “startup nation.” For good reason: A tiny country of only 8 million people — 0.1% of the world’s population — has more companies listed on the NASDAQ than any country in the world save the United States and China. Frequently cited as one of the world’s most vibrant …

Entrepreneurship

Chinese education startup 17zuoye raises $100M series D from Lei Jun, Yuri Milner, etc.

Online education is booming in China. On the eve of the Chinese new year, online education platform 17zuoye has announced that it has raised a series …

Why Your Child's Next Tutor Will Be Online

With school starting around the country, many parents are feeling that twinge of fear — what difficult academic problems will their children bring home this year? That stress can be particularly acute when it comes to math. A recent story in the <i>New York Times</i> reported that up to 20% of adults …

Education Technology

2015 Running Race Marathon Calendar for Istanbul and more

I still love running, and try my best to go out for running in different places with various groups.<p>My favorite tracks are..<p>Belgrad Forest Neset</b> …

16 Startup Metrics

We have the privilege of meeting with thousands of entrepreneurs every year, and in the course of those discussions are presented with all kinds of …

Insurance Is The Next Frontier For Fintech

We have entered a golden age for fintech. LendingClub and OnDeck recently exited through massive IPOs, and global investments in the fintech space hit $3 billion last year. This outpouring of innovation and investment has spread across the financial sector, spanning mobile banking, small business …

Insurance

Season 1

<i>Breaking Smart</i> is a technology analysis site. We aim to produce a binge-worthy collection of essays approximately once every 2 years. Season 1, …

A former Google exec on how to make tough decisions quickly

I’ve long believed that speed is the ultimate weapon in business. All else being equal, the fastest company in any market will win. Speed is a defining characteristic—if not <i>the</i> defining characteristic—of the leader in virtually every industry you look at.<p>In tech, speed is seen primarily as an asset …

Management

3 Ways Educational Technology Tools Predict Student Success

By Eric Horowitz     Jul 13, 2015<p>One of the goals of academic assessment is to identify which students need help; the sooner they can be identified, …

Education Technology

SimplyInsured, A Health Insurance Platform For Small Companies, Scores $5.9M Series A

SimplyInsured, which helps small businesses compare and purchase employee health insurance plans, has closed a Series A of $5.9 million led by Polaris Partners, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Altair.VC, Corazon Capital, and individual investors.<p>The startup not only lets small …

Health Care
Solar Panels

Kid Video And Entertainment Service Playkids Nabs $15M From Parent Firm Movile

You might think that YouTube has the kid video demographic locked down, particularly since it launched a dedicated video app for kids, but a company out of Brazil is aiming to challenge that asumption. And it’s putting another $15 million where it’s mouth is, too.<p>That company is Movile, a mobile …

Apps

From Social Networks To Market Networks

James Currier Contributor<p>James Currier is a co-founder and partner of NFX Guild, an early-stage fund with a three-month program for marketplace and network businesses.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Defensibility creates the most value for founders<p>Most people didn’t notice last month when a …

Construction Industry

Joist App — Joist

Rising Tide - Resources for the empowered creative economy

Yes, I’m a procrastinator. Unlike my incredibly disciplined husband who sets...<p>In grad school I studied what motivates (or doesn’t) Millennials …

A World Without Work

For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?<p><b>1. Youngstown, U.S.A.</b><p>The end of work is still just a futuristic concept for most of the United States, but it is something like a moment in history for …

Great Depression

9 of the Best Websites to Teach You Art Skills

<b>1. pencilkings.com</b> — Video courses to teach you drawing, painting, and digital art.<p><b>2. ctrlpaint.com</b> — A free learning resource dedicated to the …

Healthcare Startup Noom Raises $16.15M Series B To Expand Its Personalized Coaching Platform

Noom, a mobile healthcare startup that focuses on using data to prevent diseases, announced today that it has raised a $16.15 million Series B.<p>The round was led by InterVest Co Ltd, a South Korea venture capital firm, with participation from LB Investment, Hanmi IT, RRE Ventures, TransLink Capital, …

Digital Health

With $13 Million From Maveron, Eargo Is The Hearing Aid Of The Future

After five years of research and $13 million in venture funding, Eargo has created a hearing device that people actually want to wear.<p>Launching out of beta today, Eargo’s invisible, rechargeable hearing aid is modeled after the fishing fly, of all things. It’s made out of flexi fibers — small …

Medical Technology

Single-catalyst water splitter from Stanford produces clean-burning hydrogen 24/7

Stanford scientists have developed a cheap and efficient way to extract clean-burning hydrogen fuel from water 24 hours a day, seven days a …

Castlight | Health Navigation, Simplified

The complete health journey, all in one app<p>Motivate healthy habits<p>Engage employees every day with a comprehensive wellbeing solution that promotes …

With $3 Million From Castlight, Lyra Health Is Bringing Big Data To Mental Health Care

One in five Americans suffers from a diagnosable mental health or substance disorder, but 70 percent are undiagnosed.<p>This fact prompted David Ebersman, former CFO of Facebook and Genentech, to launch Lyra Health earlier this year. Still in the very early stages of development, Lyra has secured $3.1 …

Mental Health

The puzzle of motivation

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional …

Motivation