Startups

This New Technology Simplifies "Proof of Concepts" For Both Startups And Enterprises

A new platform for both running and discovering PoCs seeks to disrupt the PoC ecosystem, and solve several significant problems.<p>One of the biggest challenges facing technology startups (and many other technology companies) is getting established businesses to run "Proof of Concepts" - that is, …

Innovation

We're hunting for young startups with massive growth potential

Where do startups go to secure much-needed facetime with investors, partners and early-adopters?<p>For companies like Typeform, GitLab, Rapportive, Prezi and thousands more – they went to TNW Conference.<p>Our Amsterdam event has long been recognized as a leading platform for helping startups to secure …

Twitter

10 Food Incubators That Are Helping Entrepreneurs Thrive

We all know that starting a business can be a rough-and-tumble experience, but getting into the food industry can be one of the most challenging of …

Entrepreneurship

Q&A: Former EagleView CEO Chris Barrow on launching a $150M venture fund in Seattle

When Bothell, Wash.-based EagleView Technology Corp. was acquired in 2015, EagleView CEO Chris Barrow wasn’t sure what he would do next. He planned …

Venture Capital

Utrip raises $4 million to build out consumer and B2B trip planning service

Travel planning service Utrip has secured a Series A investment round to the tune $4 million from a string of Seattle and Silicon Valley …

7 Steps To Turn Around ANY Failing Startup

I’m the guy that gets the call when a business is in trouble…<p>… when a business is on the verge of bankruptcy.<p>Friends call me.<p>Banks call me.<p>If I’m …

Entrepreneurship

How Snap Inc. Is Changing The Startup Landscape In Southern California

Snap Inc. is poised to go public with a whopping nearly $22 Billion valuation after pricing their IPO. Set to be the largest tech offering since Alibaba in 2014, many are hailing Snap Inc’s IPO as a revival of major tech exits. Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Evan Spiegel and Chief …

Silicon Valley

9 rising startups in Japan

This week’s roundup has something for everyone. Fintech, medtech, edtech, natural language processing, and pet-tech startups all scored funding.<p>Full …

Entrepreneurship

Scottish startup TVSquared raises $6.5 million to help brands optimize their TV ad spending

TVSquared, a Scottish startup that specializes in measuring the impact of TV ad campaigns, has announced a $6.5 million funding round from West Coast Capital and Scottish Investment Bank. This takes the company’s total funding to almost $10 million.<p>Founded out of Edinburgh in 2012, TVSquared claims …

Entrepreneurship

Instagram VP Kevin Weil joins board of social fitness app Strava

If you’re trying to build the Instagram for exercise, it helps to have the guy building Instagram for Instagram on your side. That’s Strava has added Instagram VP of Product Kevin Weil to its board of directors. Formerly VP of product for Twitter, Weil has proven his skills through a rapid set of …

Technology

Snap Spectacles roll out ahead of IPO

<b>Snap - the company behind Snapchat - has put its video-recording sunglasses on sale online in the US.</b><p>The Spectacles glasses were previously available only from pop-up vending machines in US cities.<p>The rollout comes ahead of Snap's initial public offering on the stock market.<p>One industry analyst …

Snapchat

Spotify-backed Swedish startup raises $22m to bring music streaming to businesses around the globe

Soundtrack Your Brand, a company that wants to bring music streaming to businesses, has closed a $22m funding round to ramp up global expansion.<p>The …

Entrepreneurship

The Women Startup Challenge comes to Europe to smash the tech investment glass ceiling

Women Who Tech is one of the loudest and most effective advocates for women in the US technology industry. Through events, competitions, and grants, it has shone a light on countless promising woman-led companies, helping them scale and reach viability. Now, it’s crossing the pond with its …

Glass Ceilings

Apple reportedly acquired an Israeli startup that uses facial recognition to unlock your phone

Apple's latest reported acquisition could allow you to unlock your iPhone with a selfie.<p>According to Hebrew-language site Calcalist, the Californian technology company has acquired RealFace — an Israeli startup that builds facial recognition technology.<p>RealFace's website is not currently online, …

Technology (UK)

CB400 Concept

The new <i>CB400N</i> concept by <i>Joao Moreira</i>.<br>Another amazing project developed by a student for his graduation.<p>This time we are in Brazil, and the subject is …

Café Racers

Snap: Case Study In Exuberance Part... I Lost Count

Snap Inc is ready to IPO.<p>Like many of its social media cousins and IPO brethren before it, it will likely take off on the tails of hype, a small …

Stocks

Utrip raises $4M to build out artificial intelligence-based travel planning platform

Utrip, a Seattle startup that uses machine learning to help travelers plan their trips , just closed a $4 million funding round.<p>Investors in the …

Entrepreneurship

Sequoia-Backed China Robot Startup Is Raising New Funds - Bloomberg

Makeblock Co., a Chinese maker of DIY robotics parts, is seeking to raise funding at a $200 million valuation as the Sequoia Capital-backed startup …

Venture Capital

Food Giants Pour Money into Startups (GIS, K)

Changing tastes and stiffening competition have forced big food companies to look for new ways to grow. The newest strategy to promote growth is …

Personal Finance

Snap arrives in London to woo skeptical investors ahead of IPO

LONDON (Reuters) - Snap Inc, owner of popular messaging app Snapchat, kicked off its first investor roadshow on Monday, looking to persuade London money managers to back its initial public offering in the face of concerns about its growth prospects, valuation and corporate governance.<p>The U.S. …

Business (UK)

Infosys: Sensational board meeting proceedings involving ex-CFO Rajiv Bansal over Panaya acquisition

Infosys continues to hog the limelight for all the wrong reasons. A whistle blower, claiming to be close to former CFO Rajiv Bansal, had written to select media outlets in addition to regulators Sebi and US SEC on how the overpriced acquisition of Israeli firm Panaya was opposed by Bansal.<p>Read: …

Infosys

Magic Leap acquires the 3D division of Dacuda, a computer vision startup based out of Zurich

Entrepreneurship

Doubling down on tech startups: Dallas' Perot Jain steps up search for promising venture deals | Entrepreneurs

<i>THE CONNECTORS: Conversations with visionaries, investors and entrepreneurs from North Texas who are making a mark in the business world.</i><p>Joe Beard …

Texas

Why AI could be Silicon Valley's latest 'micro bubble'

But while Airbnb and Uber have become bona fide global businesses, many more sharing economy upstarts failed to catch on. Remember the Uber copycat …

Silicon Valley

Apple buys Israeli facial recognition company in multi-million dollar deal

Realface technology could be used to improve Photo app and create facial unlock system for a future iPhone.<p>Apple has acquired a facial recognition …

iPhone

Flipkart partners with Microsoft's Azure cloud to expand e-commerce in India

Microsoft and Flipkart, one of India's leading online marketplaces, announced a strategic partnership to provide consumers in India with the best …

Microsoft

Is Snap Really A $20-Billion-Plus Company?

Snap's penetration across the age groups is poor, obstructing it from its growth potential.<p>Snapchat app requires high-bandwidth internet connection, …

Stocks

Israel's Pivot To Asia Unfolds With OurCrowd Move To Taiwan

Continuing its pivot to Asia, Israel’s crowd0financing group OurCrowd is expanding to Taiwan. This latest outreach to the fastest-growing region of the world comes as OurCrowd has inked a deal with a new financial partner, Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank.<p>It’s good timing as Taiwan transitions …

Taiwan

Singapore’s Temasek invests in China’s Mobike ahead of expansion

China’s Mobike, a bicycle-sharing service that works through an app, this afternoon announced it has received funding ahead of its launch in …

Entrepreneurship

True Balance Scores 100Cr Series B From SoftBank’s Korea Arm, IMM & Co.

Cheolwon Lee originally from Gangnam in Korea, is a serial mobile entrepreneur and has been a resident of India for over a decade. So that explains …