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GLG Share Gives Startups Access To Mentorship Without Trading Equity

Since 1998, the Gerson Lehrman Group has been helping its clients answer their most difficult questions, using an algorithm to choose from more than 350k experts and then facilitating a conversation between clients and counselors. These experts include C-level executives, doctors, scientists, …

The Spanish VC industry has one big problem: it doesn't exist

Entrepreneurship has become more trendy in Spain – that’s a fact.<p>A fresh law meant to attract entrepreneurs, a local Dragon’s Den, a TV program …

Venture Capital

Line is Doing $10 Million in Sticker Sales Per Month

Line, the mobile messaging company from Japan, just announced it is making over $10 million (1 billion yen) per month selling stickers, the rich emoticon-like content. And it says the figure is rising each month.<p>Line’s free messaging service reached 200 million users in June, and is currently at …

Beatrix is a Virtual Assistant to Manage Your Social Media Content

In today’s social media age we’re often told that the Internet is a powerful medium for building brands, both personal and corporate, but what if you don’t have time to dedicate to social media?<p>That’s exactly the challenge that Singapore-based entrepreneur Jon Yongfook is setting out to solve with …

IFTTT hooks up with Twitter to bring back tweet-based triggers

When Twitter announced a strict new set of rules for how developers could use its API, automation service IFTTT removed all of its popular Twitter triggers, which let you do things like archive your tweets and save links you favorite to Pocket. Today, IFTTT is reviving four of its most useful …

Automation

A few good charts showing why website design matters

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>A data science consultancy called Change Sciences Group has released a report detailing how poor website design can harm …

Google's Evernote rival Keep Gets Time and Location Reminders

Google today announced an update to its note-taking Keep app, adding time and location reminders as well as making it easier to add photos to your notes. You can download the new Android and Chrome apps from Google Play and the Chrome Web Store respectively, or simply check out the updated Web …

Mobile Advertising Will Sprint Past Desktop Ads In Four Short Years

You already know mobile ads were taking off like crazy. But this fast?<p>According to a new report from eMarketer, mobile ad revenues will surpass those of desktop ads by 2017. That sprint will be led by search ads, which have seen mobile revenues rocket from only 2% of all search ad dollars in 2010 …

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 — the Y Combinator-incubated platform that caters to the many types of “group fundraising” …

Apple buys another popular public transit app to build out Maps

As part of a series of mapping startup purchases, Apple has acquired Embark, a popular public transit app that's used in cities across the US. Former <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter Jessica Lessin revealed the purchase today, saying that Apple had confirmed the buy but did not give further details. …

Uber Arrives in China With Test Launch in Shanghai

After months of speculation, taxi-finding service Uber has finally launched in China after it began a test phase in Shanghai, its first city in the country.<p>City Weekend reports that the service will initially charge passengers in US Dollars, while its fleet of cars will focus on limited geography …

Slice, The Shopping Companion Powered By Email Inbox Data, Raises $23M From Rakuten & Others

Slice, the technology startup whose mission is to organize all commerce data by tapping into the information buried in your inbox, has closed on $23 million in Series B funding led by e-commerce giant Rakuten, often referred to as the Amazon of Japan. Also participating in the round were Siguler …

Locket, Which Puts Ads On Your Lock Screen, Asks Users To Vote For The Ads They Want To See

Locket, the startup that pays Android users to engage with ads, is now asking those users to weigh in on the type of ads that they want to see.<p>When users install Locket, they’ll start to see ads on their lock screens, and they can swipe left to claim a deal, watch a movie trailer, or whatever the …

Apple’s App Store Rankings Algorithm Changed To Consider Ratings, And Possibly Engagement

Apple may be testing changes to its iTunes App Store ranking algorithms, which see it taking into account app ratings and other new factors in the App Store Top Chart rankings. Whether or not the changes are more experimental in nature or indicative of a larger overhaul of how apps are ranked in …

Startups
Startups
Venture Capital
Startups

4 Signs Your Start-Up Needs an Exit Plan

Ready to kiss your start-up goodbye? VC principal Geoff Lewis offers four ways to tell if you're prime for the picking.<p>Exit strategies are rarely mentioned by start-ups, yet they are something every business owner needs if they hope to be acquired, said Geoff Lewis, principal at Founders Fund, a …

Startups

5 Lessons From 361 Start-ups

After watching hundreds of start-ups pass through MassChallenge's accelerator program, John Harthorne has a few words for founders who want to stand out from the crowd.<p><i>MassChallenge founder and CEO John Harthorne explains what early-stage entrepreneurs can take away from the experiences of more</i> …

Entrepreneurship