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Wrapp Raises $15M From AmEx and Others For Its Social Gift Service

Social gifting app Wrapp has raised $15 million for its Series B round. The new capital comes from new investors American Express, Qualcomm Ventures, and SEB Private Equity. It also includes participation from the company’s existing venture firms Greylock Partners, Atomico, and Creandum.<p>Wrapp says …

O2 Wallet Lets Users Top-up Any Pay & Go Number In The UK

British mobile network operator O2 today updated its cross-platform mobile payments and price comparison app, O2 Wallet, so that users can now add credit to up to five different ‘Pay & Go’ mobile numbers simultaneously using a stored bank card.<p>Available on iOS, Android and BlackBerry, O2 Wallet can …

Design studio Teehan+Lax posts fantastic iOS 7 UI design templates

Toronto-based design studio Teehan+Lax has released an updated version of its iPhone PSD template for app designers that reflects the new look and feel of iOS 7. Designers looking to mock up new versions of their apps with Apple’s new visual language should take a look.<p>The package includes all of …

Square Wallet for iPhone New Design & Faster Checkout

Mobile payment service Square has updated its Wallet app for iOS to version 3.0, introducing a redesigned interface, various speed improvements and other changes that streamline the checkout process.<p>According to Square, this release makes the app a “sleeker, snappier payment experience.” Indeed, …

Instacart launches Plus, a new service that will deliver groceries to your house at below-store prices

Today grocery delivery service Instacart announced a new service, Instacart Plus, a shopping option that has prices competitive with local stores. The company now claims to be “the least expensive option for grocery shopping, period.”<p>Previously, Instacart delivered groceries from stores such as …

Conselhos para startups em três palavras

Dharmesh Shah incentiva empreendedores a exercitar sua capacidade de síntese com exercício simples<p>Empreendedores precisam se acostumar e conviver com …

"O empreendedor brasileiro precisa aprimorar seus projetos de startup"

Yuri Gitahy, fundador da Aceleradora, afirma que a abundância de projetos ruins fez com que ele interrompesse as chamadas públicas para aceleração<p>Nos …

Prêmio elege destaques do empreendedorismo digital brasileiro

Spark Awards terá premiados em 12 categorias<p>A Microsoft, em parceria com o Startup Farm, está promovendo a primeira edição do Spark Awards. Spark, …

O que considerar ao contratar pessoas numa startup

Para o empreendedor em série David Cancel, preencher vagas apenas com habilidades técnicas desequilibra a empresa na hora do crescimento<p>Um chavão …

Path shows Facebook how to do social search right

There's been much talk this year about the future of search in social networks. Facebook processes more than a billion queries a day with a notoriously underpowered search engine. "We aren't even trying," Mark Zuckerberg has said. Not yet, anyway.<p>Today we're getting a good idea of what "trying" …

Social Media

Messaging app Kik adds 200,000 users -- each day

They're simple, social, and entirely made for mobile, all of which might explain the explosive growth of standalone messaging apps even as Facebook offers a free way to chat on smartphones.<p>One of the biggies, Kik says that it now has more than 50 million users and that people -- mostly young people …

Apps

Peter Thiel leads $6M funding round for TransferWise

TransferWise, a London-based peer-to-peer currency exchange, announced Monday that it has closed a $6 million Series A funding round led by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures.<p>The investment in the company, which seeks to use the Internet to make it easier to transfer funds among …

Peter Thiel

Square Wallet gets a major aesthetic redesign

Square Wallet, the mobile app that lets users pay for goods at thousands of retailers, got a major facelift Thursday.<p>Version 3.0 of Square Wallet is essentially an aesthetic reboot of the earlier iteration of the app, which allows Square users to pay wirelessly when a retailer has implemented …

Facelifts

O que faz uma empresa melhor que as outras?

Consultor e Palestrante nas áreas de Estratégia, Inovação e Liderança. Começou sua carreira na área de TI, fundando, em 1989, a startup Iris do …

Acesso a capital: fontes alternativas

<b>Acesso a capital é um limitante para o crescimento do seu negócio, por isso, conheça outras fontes além dos investimentos e créditos bancários:</b> …