Nicholas Reise

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What It Takes: Qualities of a Successful Founding CEO

Which is more important: The idea for a startup or the qualities of its founder? I am increasingly convinced that the founder is the most important …

Startups

Amazon to launch Easy Ship delivery service globally

Amazon is planning to launch Easy Ship in the US, UK and China in the near future, a pick-up and delivery model that is currently in use in India.<p>The …

eCommerce

Healthfinch Snags $1.5M, Swoops In To Automate Mundane Hospital Tasks

Investors in Wisconsin and around the country are increasingly paying attention to the budding healthtech cluster in the state capital of Madison, …

Investing

Fundbox Raises $40 Million To Pay Invoices On Demand

Fundbox, a company that loans businesses money for outstanding invoice payments, has raised $40 million to grow its own business in the trillion-dollar alternative lending market.<p>The Series B round was led by General Catalyst with participation from NyCa Investment Partners and help from existing …

Venture Capital

IBM Invests in Modernizing Medicine to Accelerate Adoption of Watson Technologies in Healthcare

NEW YORK and BOCA RATON, Fla., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To accelerate the adoption of Watson cognitive computing in healthcare, IBM (NYSE: IBM) …

Sales Funnel Optimization for SaaS Startups

There’s a magical property to the classic sales funnel SaaS startups use to evaluate the effectiveness of their go-to-market organizations: an …

Startups

Cow farmers get high-tech tracking app

In Brazil, there are more cows than humans. The country is the world's largest exporter of beef in the world.<p>A new startup wants to connect the dots between each of those 200 million cattle, the ranchers who own them, global companies that buy the beef, and consumers who want to know where their …

Health Literacy Startup Hi.Q Emerges from Stealth with Funding and App

Adding a new tune to the chorus of health and wellness startups, Hi.Q Inc. is emerging from stealth with an app and funding.<p>Unlike Fitbit Inc., MyFitnessPal Inc. and dozens of other startups that enable users to count steps and track eating habits, Hi.Q tests health knowledge. The hypothesis is …

LabCorp, Envision lead $15 million investment in remote patient monitoring company Vivify Health

Plano, Texas-based remote patient monitoring company <b>Vivify Health</b> has raised the first tranche of funding in what the company expects to be a $15 …

Interview: Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra talks India, Android One, Lollipop and 4G

Xiaomi’s Global VP Hugo Barra spoke to TNW yesterday in Bangalore at the launch of the Redmi Note 4G, the company’s first 4G device in India.<p>After presenting the new device, Barra chatted about Xiaomi’s plans for developing MIUI features and themes in its new India R&D center, experimenting with …

Tech in Latin America: October Roundup

Brazilian mobile commerce group Movile invested $2 million in Peruvian movie ticketing platform CinePapaya. As you may remember, this Start-Up Chile and Wayra alum made it to second place at TNW Conference’s Startup Battle in 2012 and went on to raise funding from 500 Startups to finance its …

Fundraising Acceleration Is The New VC Investment Thesis

There was a quite a jolt on Friday from the news that Slack, a company whose eponymous enterprise communications platform was first publicly launched this year, raised $120 million in new venture funding from KPCB and Google Ventures.<p>Even more eye-popping was the valuation: $1.12 billion. Although …

Two major druggists 'just say no' to Apple Pay

Reports today are saying the pharmacy chain CVS has shut off the NFC-based contactless payment option at point of sale terminals in thousands of stores. The move will make it impossible to pay for products using Apple Pay, or, for that matter, using Google Wallet.<p>The reports started showing up on …

Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey, India Powering Next Wave Of App Growth, Says App Annie

A new report by mobile app analytics firm, App Annie, and mobile content and commerce association MEF, has identified Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey and India as the next growth markets for app publishers — with rates of app downloads in these five markets growing substantially between Q3 2013 …

How Optimizely (Almost) Got Me Fired

<b>Update:</b> The folks at Optimizely let us know that they’ve launched a new statistical approach to address the concerns raised in this post.<p><b>It had been</b> …

Facebook

A couple of weeks ago, after writing a blog post about mobile deposits for a credit union, I said this in an email to their social media</i> …

Marketing

Marketing Facts - Kapost | Build and Manage Your Content Operation

Value of Content Marketing<p>Marketing content operations using Kapost saw a $205,000 savings in team costs. (source)<p>Marketing Content operations using …

Marketing

43 Bright Ideas for Promoting Your Lead Gen Content

Promoting content is no small task. Here are 43 ways that you can promote content to drive traffic and leads for your business.

_Contentive Editorial

GrabTaxi Raises $65 Million To Increase The Competition With Uber In Southeast Asia

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the taxi app war is exclusively a U.S. phenomenon, such is the fierce battle between Uber and Lyft, but similar rivalries are actually ongoing across other parts of the world. The battle is heating up in Southeast Asia today, after GrabTaxi — a …

Who To Follow On Twitter, According To Marc Andreessen

Well-known Tweetstormer and investor Marc Andreessen has produced a list of his favorite people to follow on Twitter. He was prompted to do so by an article in The Information called “Silicon Valley’s Frontman Problem” by Jessica Lessin, who questioned if the industry leaders most often quoted by …

Apple Pay vs. Google Wallet: Why Apple, Inc. Will Win The Mobile Payment War

Apple Pay is launching 3 years after Google Wallet, but sometimes slow and steady wins the race.<p>In line with <b>Apple</b>'s (NASDAQ:AAPL) philosophy that …

Andreessen on Finance: ‘We Can Reinvent the Entire Thing’

Twitter. Facebook. AirBnB. Marc Andreessen, co-founder of the $4.2 billion venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, has backed them all -- along …

Mobile Healthcare App Chunyu Lands a Landmark US$50M Series C Round

Medical and healthcare service battlefield is heating up in China with the fast approaching of aging society, more favorable policies from the …

_Contentive Editorial

7 Tactics to Get the Most Out of Your Startup's Advisors

It happens all the time. A founder surrounds him or herself with a skilled group of advisors — maybe one or two from investors, a trusted mentor from …

Management