My day always starts with coffee. For anyone who follows me on Twitter or reads my personal blog, you know this already. By 10 a.m., I'm back for a third or fourth cup. It's my fuel for writing, but it's
Crowdtilt Launches Crowdhoster To Let Anyone Create, Customize And Host Their Own Crowdfunding Campaigns
Thanks to the JOBS Act and the rise of Kickstarter, Indiegogo and the parade of startups that have emerged in their wake, crowdfunding has gone mainstream. However, according to the minds behind Crowdtilt
Editor’s note: Zach Noorani is a former VC and recent graduate of MIT Sloan. Follow him on Twitter @znoorani. For a profession full of business strategy experts, it’s impressive how rarely and narrowly
Thalmic Labs today announced the launch of its MYO armband developer program. Interested developers can apply to become part of the program through the new developer portal, which includes an application
Taxi apps are taking over the world. Today a Brazil-based company called Easy Taxi closed $15 million to drive growth around the globe. Easy Taxi operates along the same lines as Uber Taxi, Flywheel, Hailo.
No matter your education, founding a company is going to school you. Take these lessons to heart before you get hit with the books. Your idea is probably not new There are very few new ideas. Whatever
Electric vehicle charging stations aren't cheap: one of the most affordable Level 2 (240V) units sells for $450 and only supplies 16A. Electric Motor Works (EMW) -- which is best known for its electric
6,144 people are willing to live without food. The crowdfunding campaign for Soylent raked in $754,498, greatly exceeding its $100,000 goal and bringing humanity one step closer to an existence that doesn’t
Jack Conte says he’s earning over $60,000 a year making music videos for his YouTube channel, and he wants to help other artists do the same. Launched in May, his crowdfunding platform Patreon aims to
Planetary Resources, the billionaire-backed asteroid mining company, has raised more than $1 million on Kickstarter to build a proposed space telescope that will be accessible by members of the public.
Firebase, a Y Combinator-backed startup that offers infrastructure for real-time apps, is taking the stage today at GigaOm’s Structure conference, where it’s announcing that it has raised a $5.6 million
Lumosity is pushing the frontiers of neuroscience. Today, the brain-training startup revealed findings from its Human Cognition Project — an initiative that gives researchers access to its data to conduct
When cloud services company Cornerstone OnDemand got its start in Los Angeles in 1999, the odds were against it. Three months after getting up and running, the tech bubble burst and all the money dried
In January, Mosaic launched its first return-on-investment solar projects, selling out three projects, worth $300,000 within 24 hours. Mosaic is a company whose website allows ordinary individuals to solar
Lately, I've heard many people complain that they feel inundated by Kickstarter requests. Rather than a platform to support creative visionaries, it's become just another way to hit people up for money.
Canadian indie game studio Combit will "work closely" with River City Ransom EX developer Million to create a River City Ransom sequel, the company announced via its website. Combit will launch a crowd-funding
David and Brian Best, father and son potato farmers on Prince Edward Island, are using the crowd-funding site Indiegogo to try to raise $200,000 in a desperate attempt to save their family farm. "This
AngelList, the website that helps startups raise angel funding, is now using its platform to raise money for itself. The startup is raising financing from venture capitalists in addition to a portion the