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38 enterprise startups that will boom in 2017, according to VC investors

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which young or growth-stage startups will boom in 2017.<p>We asked them to particularly focus on enterprise …

Venture Capital
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The road to 10 great music startups…

Since announcing <b>Techstars Music</b><b>*</b> a month ago, it’s been non-stop action. Thousands of emails. Hundreds of applications. Forty-six in-person meetings. …

Edtech is the next fintech

David Bainbridge Contributor<p>David Bainbridge is CEO and founder of Knowledgemotion.<p>Fintech is a factor of the fourth industrial revolution that has completely taken the world by storm and forever revolutionized how we bank. But many believe it is still in its infancy, with figures suggesting the …

Education Technology

Analyzing the 2016 Global Trends in Applications to Techstars Mobility

In this post, I take a look at the sourcing and application data behind the 2016 Techstars Mobility program. I share some fascinating trends and …

Detroit Auto Show

Indiegogo improves crowdfunding with a stamp of approval for hardware projects

One of the biggest challenges of a hardware crowdfunding campaign is delivering in a timely fashion. Indiegogo knows that better than most, and is teaming up with Arrow Electronics to help entrepreneurs deliver products through engineering assistance and go-to-market support.<p>The move is continuing …

Crowd Funding

Female Founders Conference

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018<p>1pm — 6:30pm PT<p>The Riveter: Capitol HillSeattle, WA<p>About<p>Since 2014, Y Combinator's Female Founders Conference has been helping …

The rise of APIs

Matt Murphy Contributor<p>Matt Murphy is a managing director of Menlo Ventures, a seed to growth venture capital firm. Matt focuses on multi-stage investments across cloud infrastructure and AI-first SaaS applications.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>2017 will be a strong year for venture capital<br>• 10 …

Microservices

The Startup Zeitgeist

Reading applications to Y Combinator is like having access to a crystal ball.Twice per year — once in the winter and once in the spring — thousands …

Startups

Why Rdio died: the inside story

The service had a year's head start on Spotify in America, but it didn't matter<p>It’s easy to forget now, but the first modern music streaming service to arrive in America was Rdio. Like its founders, Skype billionaires Janus Friis and Niklas Zennström, Rdio was awkwardly spelled and a little hard to …

Profit

SF MusicTech Summit

Thanks to all of the speakers, sponsors, participants, volunteers, and staff for making the 19th SF MusicTech Summit the best Summit in recent memory!<p>…

Music Technology

The hottest 30 music tech startups of 2015 (according to Midemlab)

Tags: AudioShot Belleds Technologies CampaignAmp Clowdy Dice ehco Entertainment Factory FeedYourMusic FireChat fusic Hooke Immersive Album Labana …

Selling

Música tocando negócios

NEGÓCIO<p>Música tocando negócios: saiba como empreender no setor musical<p><i>Guia ajuda você a empreender na música. Veja indicadores sobre esse mercado,</i> …

Evernote’s 5% problem offers a cautionary lesson to tech companies

Looking back at Evernote’s fall from grace, it’s clear the problems were already apparent to the company when I sat down to interview then-CEO Phil Libin in August 2013.<p>On the surface, Evernote was on a roll. It had just moved into a new headquarters. It was growing quickly and was valued at $1 …

The Hottest Startup Sectors in 2016

Which of the 16 major start of categories in information technology will reap disproportionate share of investment dollars in 2016? And which sectors …

Venture Capital

A Startup’s Guide To International Expansion

Steven Carpenter Contributor<p>Steven Carpenter is an EIR at Accel.<p>Startups can now reach international markets almost immediately at launch. Product/market fit is geographically, industry and company-size agnostic — SaaS makes your product adoption almost instantaneous.<p>Although this early global …

Product Management
Venture Capital

Serviços de streaming de música têm prejuízos e vivem cenário sombrio

Publicidade<p>Para as gravadoras, o streaming de música é um grande negócio. Elas faturaram no ano passado US$ 2,2 bilhões com serviços como Spotify, …

Customers

Welcome To The Unicorn Club, 2015: Learning From Billion-Dollar Companies

It’s been over a year since we wrote our original post sharing our analysis of the last decade’s most successful U.S.-based, venture-backed tech companies.<p>As we wrote in our original post – many entrepreneurs, and the venture investors who back them, seek to build big, impactful companies valued at …

Venture Capital

How non-U.S. startups should approach Silicon Valley investors

“Everything is trending, everything is hot,” said Bill Reichert, managing director at California venture capital (VC) fund Garage Technology Ventures, at an event put on by the Slovakian government to connect big tech companies with emerging innovation.<p>Reichert was participating in a panel …

Where the Digital Economy Is Moving the Fastest

The transition to a global digital economy in 2014 was sporadic – brisk in some countries, choppy in others. By year’s end, the seven biggest emerging markets were larger than the G7, in purchasing power parity terms. Plus, consumers in the Asia-Pacific region were expected to spend more online …

Innovation

Fender Goes Digital So You Don’t Quit Guitar

Ninety percent of people trying to learn guitar quit in the first year. That’s a big problem for the musical instrument industry, but also a big opportunity for one of the top guitar makers — Fender. If Fender can use digital tools like a new tuner app it’s building to keep musicians engaged, it …

Tablature

8 coisas que você não sabia sobre as empresas que mais crescem no país

<b>Veja um estudo inédito sobre Scale-ups lançado pela Endeavor e Neoway, que traz algumas conclusões que desmistificam as empresas que mais crescem no</b> …

Y Combinator startups have raised $7B with a $65B total valuation; 8 are $1B unicorns

Y Combinator (YC), the Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator and seed fund, has answered a question it says it gets asked a lot: What is the fundraising and valuation status of <i>all</i> startups that have come through its doors?<p>Launched in 2005 by Paul Graham, Trevor Blackwell, Jessica Livingston, and …