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50 Free Places To Promote Your Website

If you’ve just launched your business website or you are planning to do so, this list is essential for you, and it’ll save you a substantial amount …

Infographics

This High-Energy Entrepreneur Built His Solo Business To $2 Million In One Year

For Scott Paladini, 36, selling mattresses is a way of life. His father ran Rockaway Bedding, a chain of mattress stores, while he was growing up in New Jersey, and Paladini learned the ropes in store of his own in Bernardsville, N.J.<p>But instead of sticking with the same-old, same-old, Paladini …

Selling

I've been advising startups for 10 years — here's how I hire world-class developers

A few years later, when I started managing development teams, it fell completely on my shoulders. I've even had to rebuild a team which was later part of a high-profile (and high-priced) Amazon acquisition.<p>This gave me a pretty solid clue that my system for hiring developers, or really any …

Employment

Requests for Startups

March 2018<p>Introduction<p>Many of the best ideas we’ve funded were ones that surprised us, not ones we were waiting for.<p>There are, however, some startups …

Rakuten acquires fashion marketplace app Fril

Rakuten’s café in the Shibuya district of Tokyo.Via Japan Today:Rakuten Inc has acquired a 100% stake in Fablic, provider of FRIL, a …

eCommerce

ViSenze bags $10m for its image recognition tech powering ecommerce

Photo credit: ViSenze.Computer vision startup ViSenze has leapt over the dreaded so-called series A gap to raise a series B round of funding worth …

Machine Learning

How gamification got 30,000 people addicted to our ecommerce app

If you live near a PokeStop, chances are you’ve witnessed first-hand the addictive power of games and gamification. Pokemon Go serves as a poignant …

UX Design

Dave McClure on Japan’s slow startup dawn: ‘What the fuck is the problem?’

(From l to r:) 500 Startups’ Dave McClure, James Riney, Pankaj Jain, and Vishal Harnal. Photo credit: Tech in Asia / Michael Holmes.It was a 500 …

Venture Capital

Why Twitter, Facebook, and Google Investors Should Be Afraid of Snapchat

<i>This story was originally published by the Motley Fool.</i><p>Snapchat may beat its internal revenue projections this year as it aggressively expands its …

Frame.io raises a $10M Series A with Jared Leto and Kevin Spacey as investors

Cloud-based collaboration tool Frame.io has raised $10M in Series A funding led by Accel, with participation from SignalFire, FirstMark Capital, and Shasta Ventures. Actor Jared Leto, who was a seed investor in the company, has also invested in the Series A as well as actor Kevin Spacey.<p>Frame.io is …

Startups

Alipay has shifted its fee structure

Beginning in October, Alipay will begin assessing a withdrawal fee to users who transfer funds beyond a certain amount back to their bank accounts, according to CRI English.<p>Alipay users will get a withdrawal "quota" worth 20,000 yuan ($2,993) for which cash-outs are free. After that, customers will …

FinTech

Lucid Software raises $36 million to grow its enterprise-focused design and diagramming tools

Visual design software startup Lucid Software has raised $36 million in a Series B round from Spectrum Equity.<p>Founded in 2010, Salt Lake City-based Lucid serves up two core cloud-based enterprise products — Lucidchart, a Microsoft Visio-style diagramming app that’s used for wireframing, UI …

Unilever said to be the early frontrunner to acquire The Honest Company

We’re hearing from our sources Unilever has been in serious talks with the Honest Company, and may very well win the bid for the e-commerce startup, though our sources stressed that the deal is in early stages.<p>As usual, the deal is fluid and the final details could change (or not happen at all), …

Profit