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Dolly expands moving app across U.S., hits $1M in monthly revenue and 100K customers

After browsing online for hours on Sunday, Mike Howell finally found a refrigerator he liked. There was one problem, however. The shipment wouldn’t …

Startups

Amazon has quietly built a $10 billion platform selling goods to businesses

Amazon said on Tuesday that its specialist business supplies sales portal has now hit $10 billion in annual sales.<p>Founded in 2015, Amazon Business functions just like regular Amazon but is specialised to suit the needs of businesses, offering things like separate VAT pricing and receipts.<p>It's the …

Selling

Evaneos, the online marketplace for tailor-made travel experiences, picks up $80M Series D

Evaneos, the online marketplace for tailor-made travel experiences, has picked up $80 million in Series D funding. Leading the round is Partech, and Level Equity, with participation from Quadrille Capital, and existing backers XAnge, Serena Capital, and Bpifrance.<p>The injection of cash is to be used …

Google's new site helps travelers find things to do in 20 touristy cities

I love to travel. I frequently extend my work trips to cover more ground in the cities I visit, but I often don’t have much time to plan my activities at each destination.<p>That’s why I’m always on the lookout for tools that can help me discover things to do on these trips – so I’m glad Google’s just …

Loneliness

An entrepreneur says 32-hour weeks 'killed work ethic' at his startup and now he regularly works 65 hours

Ryan Carson, the founder and CEO of the programming-education company Treehouse, made waves in 2015 when he announced that his 87 employees would enjoy a four-day workweek.<p>"There's no rule that you have to work 40 hours, you have to work more to be successful," Carson told The Atlantic in …

Delhi-based online healthtech portal 3Hcare raises $1million

<i>Healthtech startup 3Hcare will use the new funds to expand its team, upgrade its tech infrastructure, and expand across India.</i>Delhi-based online …

Handiscover, the startup that helps you find accessible travel accommodation, raises $700K

Handiscover, a startup that lets you find and book accessible travel accommodation, has raised $700,000 in new funding. The round is backed by Howzat Partners, which has previously invested in a number of successful travel companies, such as publicly-listed Trivago and more recently Lodgify. …

An ex-Googler grew his shopping startup into a $23 billion empire in under 4 years. One early investor explains how he did it.

In just three and half years, the Chinese e-commerce platform Pinduoduo grew from a burgeoning direct-to-consumer delivery service into a multibillion-dollar company with a successful initial public offering under its belt. When the Shanghai-based startup went public in late July, its stock soared …

Startups

How this woman went from a Pizza Hut employee to a founder of a $4 billion startup

Nichole Mustard isn't your classic Silicon Valley tech founder. She didn't teach herself to code as a kid. She didn't attend Stanford. She didn't intern at a tech giant.<p>After college, she was a trainee manager at Pizza Hut, living hand to mouth in a cheap Los Angeles apartment with a roommate, she …

Pizza Hut

Rental Management Firm Hostmaker Raises $5 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

<i>Each week we round up travel startups that have recently received or announced funding. Please email Travel Tech Editor Sean O'Neill at so@skift.com</i> …

Shedul, the booking platform for salons and spas, picks up $5M investment

Shedul, an online booking platform for salons and spas, has raised $5 million in funding. The round is led by Berlin’s Target Global, with participation from New York based FJ Labs. A number of individuals also invested personally, including Niklas Östberg (founder and CEO of Delivery Hero), and …

Google's parent company just reached an agreement with Toronto to plan a $50 million high-tech neighborhood

Sidewalk Labs— the urban-innovation arm of Google's parent company, Alphabet — just got the green light to plan a high-tech neighborhood on Toronto's waterfront.<p>On Tuesday morning, the board of Waterfront Toronto, the organization administering revitalization projects along the Canadian city's …

Waterfront

How I made my own WireGuard VPN server

Some of you may have heard about VPN protocols that let you establish a connection between your device and a server, such as OpenVPN and IPsec. But there’s a brand new shiny protocol that promises to be faster and more secure at the same time — WireGuard.<p>But WTF is a VPN anyway? A VPN is a virtual …

The 73 best action movies of all time, according to critics

The list we compiled here from the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes includes the site's most critically acclaimed films featuring an "Action & Adventure" tag. We excluded animated films and any movie that leaned more toward adventure than action.<p>The site ranked movies by an adjusted critical …

Movies

Co-working space provider Awfis raises $20 M from Sequoia, others

New Delhi-based co-working space provider Awfis has announced raising $20 million in Series C funding. Existing investor Sequoia Capital was joined …

What every Indian city can learn from Naya Raipur: India’s first truly integrated city

Imagine this. It’s 6 pm on a pleasant Friday evening and you’re bicycling home from work on a tree-fringed dedicated bicycle lane, excited about the …

Web Scraping with a Headless Browser: A Puppeteer Tutorial

In this article, Toptal Freelance JavaScript Developer Nick Chikovani shows how easy it is to perform web scraping using a headless browser. …

Glovo gets $134M to beef up its on-demand delivery business

Spanish startup Glovo, whose platform lets app users summon a gig economy worker to shop on their behalf, be it for a takeaway burger or a multi-bag supermarket shop, has bagged a €115 million (~$134M) Series C round of funding.<p>The lead investors are Rakuten, Seaya and Cathay, which had also …

How to Invest in Stocks if You've Only Got $100

Here are three investing apps that make it easy for first-time investors to dip their toes into the stock market without paying high fees.<p>You might not hesitate to drop $100 on dinner and drinks for a special occasion, but you’d probably think twice before investing that money in the stock market. …

I've lived in the Bay Area for 30 years, and I'm convinced that tech companies have ruined it

When I moved to San Francisco in 1987, the inclusive City by the Bay was home to artists, dreamers, queers, and weirdos. I made friends, got a job, and learned never to call the city "Frisco." In San Francisco, the unconventional fit in. I felt right at home.<p>A little more than a decade later, my …

San Francisco

Paytm buys Flipkart-funded tech startup Cube26 to boost customer engagement

Paytm on Tuesday announced the acquisition of New Delhi-based technology startup Cube26. The company, which has been funded by Flipkart and Tiger …

Why This Indian Casual Dining Chain Never saw a Single Shutdown

Buffets were always there in five-star hotels, but 'live grill' picked up as a concept with this restaurant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>At a time when restaurant brands are at a rush …

A former Navy officer built this $1.8 billion company to help book hair and yoga appointments — and Wall Street thinks it’s about to get big

One of the most inconspicuous software stocks of 2018 is a little-discussed fitness app called MindBody, valued by the public markets at about $1.8 billion, which helps exercise studio owners manage reservations and payments for classes like yoga and boxing.<p>Despite a 19% price drop following first …

India’s Locus raises $4M to expand its logistics management service worldwide

Locus, a three-year-old startup that helps companies map out their logistics, has pulled in $4 million in funding to grow its global footprint outside of its native India.<p>The round is described as pre-Series B and it was provided by Rocketship.vc, Recruit Strategic Partners, pi Ventures and DSP …

Startups

Amazon is trying to transform grocery shopping like it did retail

• <b>Amazon is now in the process of launching its own supermarket, Amazon Go, which has many wondering if the company will transform the grocery business the way it did ecommerce.</b>• <b><br>Amazon has tried the market with Amazon Fresh, tweaked the pricing model several times, then late last year announced that</b> …

How StartAP is Fostering Entrepreneurship to Make Andhra Pradesh the Hub of Innovation

StartAP's mission is to establish a robust startup community and culture in Andhra Pradesh<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is known for the wonders he had done as the earlier CM of the erstwhile AP, …

Ola CEO follows Flipkart, to set up a holding company structure

Ola is adopting a holding company structure similar to that of India’s most successful internet startup Flipkart to boost the cab-hailing company’s …

Amazon leads $12M investment in India-based digital insurance startup Acko

Amazon appears to be restarting its funding efforts in India after Acko, the digital insurance startup in India, confirmed that the U.S. retail giant led a new round of funding for its business.<p>Amazon — which has been linked with an Acko investment since the start of this year — backed lending …

Startups

The Philippines is planning a $14 billion 'pollution-free' city that will be larger than Manhattan

Manila, the hyper-dense capital of The Philippines, is known for its traffic jams. In a 2016 survey, navigation company Waze ranked Manila as having the "worst traffic on Earth."<p>The city's reliance on cars also exacerbates its growing air-pollution problem.<p>As a possible solution to Manila's smog …

Urbanism

This Entrepreneur Borrowed $125,000 as a Teen, Then Used It to Build the $1 Billion Jersey Mike's Brand

Peter Cancro was just 17 when he bought the sandwich shop where he worked. Here's how he turned it into the billion-dollar chain of franchises that Jersey Mike's is today.<p>On a cold, clear night in March 1975, Peter Cancro knocked on his high school football coach's front door in Point Pleasant …