Startups

$8 billion Atlassian brings on a new CMO to help it move in on Microsoft Office

Atlassian, the $8 billion Aussie teamwork software titan, is a little different from most tech companies.<p>Just for starters, when it filed for its 2015 IPO, it revealed that it had been consistently profitable since the decade previous — without doing a single round of traditional venture capital …

Microsoft Office

A eulogy for the golden era of VC-subsidized meals, which is finally over

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, except in Silicon Valley. Then, lunch is free (or discounted) until the venture-capital money runs out.<p>For years now, we have been living in a golden era of VC-subsidized meals. As startups piled into the food delivery space, they showered customers with …

Entrepreneurship

A startup is taking on Tesla with a stunning SUV in the hottest market for electric cars

Electric car startup Nio is planning to battle Tesla in the most lucrative market for battery-powered vehicles: China.<p>Nio will sell its electric SUV, the ES8, in China in early 2018. The move puts the startup in direct competition with Tesla as it looks to gain traction in the country.<p>China had …

Electric Vehicles

Why I Invest in Woman-Led Startups

Being a woman CEO doesnt automatically make a venture an interesting investment opportunity, but there are a lot of reasons for investing with a gender lens.<p><i>Would you invest in a start up with a woman as CEO? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to</i> …

Venture Capital

U.S. IPO Weekly Recap: Appian Soars 43% In A Week With 3 IPOs

Three IPOs raised $443 million this past week. IPO buyers showed price sensitivity on each deal but were rewarded with positive returns. The two …

Venture Capital

Microsoft’s weapon in high-stakes cloud-computing battle with Amazon? Freebies

DefinedCrowd, a Seattle software startup, had a choice to make when it was developing its first product last year — build on the cloud-computing …

Microsoft

How To Power Through When Your Startup Is Going Under

With the inherent pressures of being an entrepreneur combined with the harshly competitive nature in achieving excellence in business and startups, it’s no wonder that entrepreneurs often find themselves between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the continuing operation of that …

Entrepreneurship

Blockai Rebrands as Binded, Raises $950K More for Copyright Platform

A new copyright protection service called Binded just launched this week. It’s actually a rebrand of the company formerly known as Blockai, and the …

Photography

Calling all Miami area creators: WeWork holding regional contest awarding $1.5M+ in grants open to all

The way we work is changing and WeWork believes that the way we recognize and reward work must change too. Miami entrepreneurs, SMBs, non-profits, …

Entrepreneurship

For tech startups, the Southeast is a good place to be

Our state offers an attractive alternative to Silicon Valley for startup entrepreneurs because we offer -- stop me if you’ve heard this before -- a …

Chasing dreams may be the next sleeper hit for venture capitalists

A lot of startups are pitching ways to put us to sleep lately. In response, investors are perking up and writing big checks.<p>Call it Big Sleep. After decades spent funding technologies tailored to deprive us of sleep (see: streaming video, gaming, social networks and 24/7 online shopping), the …

Venture Capital

How To Effectively Grow An Early Stage Business

Every entrepreneur knows starting a business is very hard. However, what many entrepreneurs find is that growing a business is even harder.<p>What I’ve learned from my 20 years working inside startups and in venture capital is that founders typically face a common set of challenges as their early …

Entrepreneurship

Google launches AI investment platform

Google has launched a new venture capital program focused on artificial intelligence, Axios has learned from multiple sources.<p><b>Why it matters:</b> Google …

Venture Capital

Controversial Tanium CEO explains why he and his dad have total control of their $4 billion startup

Don't ask Tanium CEO Orion Hindawi to apologize for the hard-edged internal company culture or his family's iron grip on the business, all of which have generated a slew of negative headlines recently.<p>"Great things are not cuddly," Hindawi told Business Insider in an interview this week.<p>Tanium's …

Venture Capital

How to Email a Venture Capitalist, According to One

A venture capitalist tracked his emails to see which ones he answered and why.<p>It's a truism that if you can't secure the right meetings, you can't grow your business. With that in mind, the editors at Inc.com pointed me to an article about Christian Hernandez, co-founder and managing partner of …

Venture Capital

Could Dubai be the next global startup hub?

Dubai has gotten a lot of attention over the past several years, now considered one of the richest cities in the world. It’s an incredibly popular tourist destination, offering the towering Burj Khalifa, desert safaris, and endless indoor and outdoor attractions. It has also been home to an …

Entrepreneurship

How to Build a Business That's Ripe for Acquisition, According to a Former P&G Marketer

There’s an unusual story in the history of computer networking giant, Cisco, involving three engineers and $2.38 billion in acquisitions. Over the course of 10 years, these engineers repeatedly left the company to co-found three different startups. Each one received funding from Cisco and was …

Venture Capital

Tiny house startup Getaway to launch off-grid tiny homes in NYC this weekend

For New Yorkers who aren’t able to make it out of the hot city this summer, a few off-grid retreats will be popping up in NYC. Starting this Memorial …

Lifestyle

She Sold Her Company for a Reported $250 Million. Now She's Disrupting Her New Owner

After selling to financial services giant Northwestern Mutual in 2015, the founder of LearnVest joined the parent company. But she never stopped innovating.<p>Alexa von Tobel is the latest entrepreneur to prove that being bought out doesn't mean selling out.<p>In 2015, the founder and CEO of the …

Business

Report: Magic Leap Raising Series D Investment, Could Value Company at $6–8 Billion

For a company that’s showed almost no one what they’re building, Magic Leap has been phenomenally successful at fundraising. The company has …

Augmented Reality

Sports Tech Company Acquired After Raising $24 Million

Sports video analysis and statistics company Krossover has been acquired by Dallas-based Blue Star Sports, a company linked to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and focused on building sports management software. The acquisition comes after Krossover, an eight year old company, has raised over $24 …

Venture Capital

These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week

This week, Tech.eu tracked 15 technology M&A transactions, 3 IPOs and 68 tech funding deals totalling about €596 million (about $665.8 million) in Europe, Turkey and Israel. Here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week:<p><b>1)</b> London-based Space Ape Games, a social and …

Venture Capital

Reminder: Save 96% On The Lean Six Sigma Project Manager Courses & Certifications

Just a quick reminder for our readers about the great deal on the Lean Six Sigma Project Manager Courses in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store.<p>The Lean …

Project Management

Google is reportedly launching yet another venture group to invest in AI

Google has established a new organization to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) startups, according to a new report. The new effort shows Google …

Venture Capital

Snapchat Has Bought a Drone Startup With Hollywood Connections

Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has acquired a small Venice, Calif.-based drone startup dubbed Ctrl Me, which counted some Hollywood studios among …

Drones

Can WeWork Justify Its $18 Billion Valuation?

Many have questioned the coworking juggernaut's business model and valuation. Is renting office space the next big idea in the sharing economy?<p>The …

Stocks

Julie Novack of PartySlate on the $112 Billion Party Planning Industry

Julie Novack is the CEO and a cofounder of <b>PartySlate</b>, a startup building a two-sided platform that allows event professionals to share their work and …

Entrepreneurship

Airbnb co-founder launches a line of modular office furniture

His line of modular designs snap together like Legos<p>Airbnb was a business idea born out of a need for cash: A pair of struggling entrepreneurs started renting out air mattresses in their San Francisco loft to make a quick buck and thought “Hey, we could be on to something.” Now, one of those Airbnb …

Furniture

Silicon Valley law firm Gunderson Dettmer’s legal advice for Pied Piper

Gunderson Dettmer is the law firm a good majority of tech startups turn to in the Valley for fundings, mergers, licensing and other deals and it’s been in the business of offering tech companies everyday legal advice to everyone from Oracle to DoorDash since the dot-com boom. It was ranked the …

Silicon Valley

Antilatency lands $2.1 million for mobile VR positional tracking tech

A startup named Antilatency with a positional tracking solution that recently impressed Upload has raised $2.1 million and is opening an office in the United States next month.<p>According to the company, the seed investment comes from the Europe-based IIDF venture capital fund and will be used to …

Virtual Reality