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Mysterious electric car startup Faraday Future just unveiled a crazy new concept car for the Formula E series

Faraday Future has entered Formula E, a class of auto racing for electric cars taking place in Hong Kong on October 9. The potential Tesla rival entered by partnering with Dragon Racing, an American auto racing team, to become the Faraday Future Dragon Racing team.<p>"Partnering with Dragon Racing …

Electric Vehicles

A UK healthcare startup that helps the NHS to find cheap doctors has raised £5.3 million

Network Locum's workplace management software aims to help NHS practices and hospitals find self-employed locum doctors when they need them. The software gives practices and hospitals access to a bank of up to 40,000 doctors that are looking for work and removes the need for potentially expensive …

Venture Capital

Venture capital spend on European startups has fallen by $1.5 billion

The research shows that funding fell from $4.3 billion (£3.2 billion) in the second quarter of 2015 to $2.8 billion (£2.1 billion) in the three months that ended last week.<p>Despite the EU referendum, UK startups received by far the most funding in Europe in the most recent quarter, taking $994 …

Venture Capital

From AI to the Internet of Things: Publicis will mentor and fund 90 startups

At the Viva Technology conference, held in Paris, France, June 30 to July 2, 2016, Publicis Groupe announced its pick of the 90 most innovative …

Artificial Intelligence

9 Marketing Metrics And KPIs Every Startup Should Be Paying Attention To

I'm a huge fan of metrics.<p>Without metrics, it's impossible to know how a marketing initiative is performing. Establishing certain key performance indicators gives team members goals to work toward.<p>KPIs enable production monitoring, provide accountability, and quantify marketing efforts.<p>As it's a …

Marketing

On-demand staffing startup HourlyNerd lands $22 million Series C

HourlyNerd, a Boston-based startup, aspires to be more than an on-demand staffing service for skilled employees. It wants to be a full-service platform for large companies to change the way they think about employees.<p>“If you think about a company today, it’s structured in the same way as 100 years …

Startups

Darktrace cybersecurity startup just raised £49 million

British cybersecurity startup Darktrace has raised $64 million (£49.3m) from one of Wall Street's most influential investors.<p>Private equity firm KKR …

Venture Capital

Google nabs AI startup to help phones see better

French startup Moodstocks is the latest artificial intelligence company to be brought into the Google fold.<p>As computers around the world get smarter and more powerful, internet heavyweight Google is determined to stay ahead of the game.<p>The company said on Wednesday that it is buying a French …

Artificial Intelligence

A startup is trying to solve bitcoin’s child pornography problem

Bitcoin, a currency with the promise of anonymity and no government regulation, is a potential hotbed for nefarious activities.<p>On Wednesday (July 6), London-based bitcoin startup Elliptic announced that it was teaming up with International Watch Foundation (IWF), a non-profit in the UK that …

Bitcoin

Post-quantum crypto startup PQ bags $10.3M Series A

Being first to market with complex technology doesn’t usually make for a simple sales proposition. Nor does trying to pioneer an alternative approach as a small security startup vs established industry practices.<p>UK-based Post-Quantum, aka PQ, which was founded all the way back in 2009, has been …

Business Development

This Swedish Mobile Payments Startup Could Be Europe's Answer to Square

Mobile payment solutions business iZettle’s growth strategy is continuing apace, it said on Thursday, citing an 81% leap in revenue last year.<p>One of …

FinTech

UK startups can shine in a post-Brexit world

Matt Clifford is the co-founder and chief executive of Entrepreneur First, the five-year-old UK accelerator program, which has produced 75 startups since launch. One of their companies, Magic Pony was sold to Twitter for $150m just last month.<p>It is just the kind of company you might think would …

World’s first digital incubator to be launched for student startups

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan, who is also the chief mentor of Kochi Startup Village, and others …

This Could Be the Next Unicorn Tech Startup to Go Public

Coupa Software, a U.S. provider of applications that help companies run their financial affairs, has hired investment banks for an initial public …

Venture Capital

Study: Record Funding Pours Into Unicorns, Leaving Startups in the Dust | Inc.com

Amid fears over slowing VC investment in tech ventures, new data finds that "unicorn" companies, or those valued at $1 billion or more, are winning more capital than ever before. The downside? Early-stage startups are suffering.<p>On Thursday, PitchBook, Inc., a Seattle research firm, released its …

Venture Capital

A Brooklyn-based startup wants to grow your next leather jacket in a lab

While cultured meats might soon be served for dinner, a Brooklyn-based startup has raised $53.5 million to fill your closet with lab-grown leather. …

Biotechnology

Google has launched a new UK startup competition

The search giant said on Friday that it wants to find 10 early-stage technology companies for its weeklong "Campus Exchange: Best of British" programme.<p>Selected companies will be given workspace at Campus London (a Google startup space), in addition to support from some of the city's top mentors …

Startups

Startups face knowledge gap in digital marketing- Technology News, Firstpost

<b>By Surajit Agarwal</b><p>You would think startups and digital marketing is a match made in heaven. For the most part yes, it is. Digital marketing offers …

Marketing

Laurier initiative to separate the strong startups from the weak

<i>The Globe's biweekly business-school news roundup.</i><p>Entrepreneurship is often hailed as an engine of future prosperity for Canada, but the weak staying power of startups is less-acknowledged.<p>"There are thousands of startups and we know that startup success is not good," says Micheál Kelly, dean of …

Austria Wants To Attract Startups With A $204 Million Program

The Austrian Federal Government passed on Tuesday a comprehensive startup program. It covers a period of three years and entails a volume of about 185 million euros ($204 million).<p>“We want to more strongly support people with courage, innovative strength and an entrepreneurial spirit. This package …

Startups

Berlin and London are the hottest startup cities in Europe, but No. 3 is a rising star

In the wake of Brexit, somebody drove a mobile billboard around London with a message on it imploring startups to "Keep calm and move to Berlin."<p>But as this chart from Statista shows, Berlin doesn't really need the help. It's already the top of the heap in Europe when it comes to size of venture …

Venture Capital

Billionaire Mike Lynch explains why he's putting his money into a Cambridge cybersecurity startup that's full of spies

That's impressive in the current economic climate. No other UK tech startup has announced a funding round anywhere near that size since the UK voted for Brexit.<p>We caught up with Mike Lynch — the billionaire founder of enterprise software firm Autonomy and Darktrace's first big name investor — to …

Venture Capital

The Brexit hangover has left UK startups drained — Are the brains next?

As the UK referendum result dropped in that fateful Friday morning, the tech startup world didn’t immediately grind to a halt. Websites kept loading. Apps kept opening. But what left UK technology entrepreneurs aghast was not just that Britain had chosen to leave the European Union after 40 years, …

Startups

The CEO of a healthcare startup was introduced to a VC with hundreds of millions by her boyfriend

The introduction has helped Morris, who founded Network Locum in August 2010 after a stint in the NHS, to raise around £1 million from Beringea, which has funds of around $650 million (£489 million).<p>Beringea investment director Rob Hodgkinson explained the encounter to Business Insider:<p>"She already …

Startups

Tech workers think Silicon Valley and startups are losing their luster

The job site Indeed.com found Silicon Valley’s hold on tech workers is slipping as opportunities, and the cost of living, changes the equation for living and working in one of the priciest places in the country.<p>“There is more opportunity for tech professionals in more places than ever before,” …

Silicon Valley

The humble beginnings and ambitious future of 3D printing

Consumer-focused 3D printing has been all the rage in the past several years, and while Yeezy may be apprehensive, it's putting the power of manufacturing into the hands of the people. The concept of three-dimensional reproduction isn't as new as you may think; various methods were being employed …

What Wiped Out Three Quarters of Ancient Greece?

One of the great early civilizations collapsed in a mere fifty years, with 75% of the population disappearing a century later. What the hell happened …

Why you should give your kids stocks instead of toys

Instead of giving the children in his life candy for Halloween or toys for the holidays, investment adviser “Downtown” Josh Brown will be giving them …

Investing

These 16 life hacks will change the way you use Gmail

But that doesn't mean it can't be better.<p>A bunch of apps and plug-ins floating around the internet can make your experience using Gmail so much more enjoyable. With these amazing add-ons, you can see when people are tracking your emails, automatically know everything about people who email you, and …

Apps

Opinion: Why grandma should be buying Greek stocks

If you’re a regular Joe, Joanna, or Grandma Jones, and you think the collapse in the Greek stock market is nothing to do with you, think again.<p>And if …

Investing