Startups

Where to Look for the Next Billion Dollar Startup, According to the VC Who Backed Dropbox and TuneIn

Sequoia Capital Partner Bryan Schreier shares his vision of the future for entrepreneurs.<p>Do you dream of launching a startup and having it become a multi-billion-dollar "unicorn" like Snap or Uber? If you do, there are few better people to listen to than Bryan Schreier, partner at the legendary …

Venture Capital

Udemy cofounder Eren Bali just raised $6.5 million for his newest startup

It’s no secret that communications between patients and their doctors and pharmacists is anything but seamless. The same is true for communications between doctors and the labs and insurance companies with which they work. Carbon Health, a San Francisco-based startup, is aiming to create a …

Entrepreneurship

Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures hires a new managing partner and COO

Sound Ventures, the venture firm founded by Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary, has hired a new managing partner and COO. Effie Epstein, who most recently led global strategy at Marsh & McLennan subsidiary Marsh, will be joining the firm to make investments and help run day-to-day operations.<p>Epstein has …

Venture Capital

RBC Signals raises $1.5 million in seed round for satellite data delivery service

Seattle-based RBC Signals says it’s raised $1.5 million from investors around the world, providing a boost for its plans to knit together a network …

Entrepreneurship

Logistics startup Freightos lands $25 million in funding from GE Ventures

Freightos, a startup that wants to digitize more of the international logistics process, announced today that it has raised a $25 million Series B extension round led by GE Ventures, General Electrics’ venture capital arm.<p>This brings the total funding raised by Freightos, which was founded in 2012 …

Entrepreneurship

A French billionaire is turning this huge, abandoned railway building into the world's biggest startup campus

When it comes to hobbies, some tech billionaires are off trying to buy land in New Zealand to prepare for Doomsday.<p>Not Xavier Niel, who is one of France's richest men and worth £7 billion, according to Forbes.<p>Niel is spending his millions turning an old railway depot in Paris into what he claims is …

5 Ways to Hack the Funding Game for First Time Entrepreneurs

Julia Cheek, founder and CEO of EverlyWell, shares her strategies for raising your first round of funding<p>As the founder of a newly launched startup, I can personally tell you that you'll face countless hurdles -- from developing a business plan to building a team -- to acquiring customers and so …

Business Strategy

The 5 Hottest Events at Dallas Startup Week

No startup is an island. Surviving the business world takes more than a good idea and a quality team. If you want to see your idea come to fruition, …

Entrepreneurship

This Messaging Startup Just Raised Funding From Sean Parker, Will.I.Am and David Guetta

A music-based social platform just landed a round of funding from some star-studded angels.<p>Emoticast, a London-based entertainment messaging company, …

David Guetta

Boom raises US$33 million to get supersonic jet off the ground

Boom Technology has made a significant step forward in its quest to build a new generation of supersonic passenger planes, as it recently announced …

Aerospace

The London tech startup behind 'Monument Valley' has developed a new app to help you relax

London tech company ustwo has developed a new iOS app called Sway as it looks to replicate the success of hit game "Monument Valley."<p>Developed by ustwo's Nordic studio and Danish mental wellness company PauseAble, the £2.99 "interactive meditation" app is designed to calm people down.<p>The app, which …

Meditation

Online freight firm Freightos raises $25 million in funding led by GE

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Freightos, an online marketplace for international shipping, said on Wednesday it raised $25 million in funding led by GE Ventures, bringing the company's total funding to date to $50 million.<p>"This capital raise will help to continue Freightos’ rapid expansion," said Zvi …

Entrepreneurship

Rover acquires DogVacay, its biggest competitor in the online dog-sitting marketplace

Rover.com, the Seattle-based leader in the online pet sitting and dog walking marketplace, is taking a big bite out of the competition by acquiring …

Entrepreneurship

Billion-Dollar Unicorns: MuleSoft Delivers Successful IPO

After years of mulling over the idea of going public, San Francisco-based Billion-Dollar Unicorn player MuleSoft (MULE) finally listed this month. It …

Venture Capital

Competitor acquires Chicago-based crowdfunding site GiveForward

GiveForward, the Chicago-based crowdfunding platform, has been acquired by YouCaring, a San Francisco-based competitor.<p>Launched in 2008 by Desiree Vargas Wrigley ⇒ and Ethan Austin, GiveForward helps people raise money for medical and other causes — from cancer treatments to accident recovery …

Guardian Media Group contributes to £1.3m funding pot for Vidsy

The Guardian Media Group (GMG) has contributed to a £1.3m funding round for London-based creator network Vidsy, a startup that helps brands like …

India’s prized Silicon Valley hires keep burning out

For many years, India’s nascent startups have been turning to the West for experienced talent and mentors, offering eye-popping salaries to lure Silicon Valley professionals back home. But the allure of working in India’s burgeoning startup ecosystem has quickly evaporated for a number of senior …

Silicon Valley

The startup that teaches you how to cook, Blue Apron, has hired bankers for an IPO in 2017

SAN FRANCISCO - Blue Apron, the biggest U.S. meal kit company, has hired investment bankers to lead its 2017 initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>Blue Apron's IPO is coming as competition heats up in the meal kit industry, with companies delivering fresh ingredients …

IPOs

BuzzFeed IPO 2018: You may be able to buy stock in the media company soon. But should you?

BuzzFeed seems to believe there's money to be made exploding watermelons, making dresses go viral and creating the perfect listicle: The company …

Buzzfeed

Mom's C-section selfie goes viral

Every day, more and more parents come up with unique ways to make their birthing experiences even more special. Like this one mom, who helped deliver …

Babies

IPOs Are Cool Again in Startup-Land

<i>This article first appeared in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter on deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here</i><i>.</i><p>Of all the factors that went into creating the …

Venture Capital

Cloud-based enterprise contract management company Icertis scores $25M

Icertis, which helps large organizations such as 3M, Becton Dickinson, Cognizant, Daimler and Microsoft manage contracts, has landed a $25 million …

Entrepreneurship

Technology Firm Veritone Files For $15 Million IPO

Veritone wants to raise $15 million in an IPO for its video analytics aggregation service.<p>The company experienced a severe revenue drop in 2016.<p>When …

Analytics

Infographic: 20 Common Reasons Why Startups Fail To Succeed

Startupfreak, a website dedicated to business, startups and related tools, has created this infographic that sums up 20 common reasons why startups …

Raise.me grabs $12 million to fix how colleges provide financial aid

Preston Silverman got the idea for Raise.me, a startup that has created a clever new way for students to receive financial aid, while working as a volunteer at a school for untouchables in India called Shanti Bhavan.<p>Taking a break from his job at a strategic consultancy that focused on emerging …

College & University

WeWork Is Committing $20 Million to Innovators with Creator Awards

While the coworking revolution has taken over cities across the world, no one has made more of an impact on the business world than <b>WeWork</b>. Their …

Washington D.C.

Another 3D printing startup bites the dust: Sources say SOLS quietly shut down operations last year

A press release earlier this month announced that the wellness company Aetrex Worldwide Inc. acquired the 3D printing footwear startup SOLS, but sources tell us that's not the full story. According to multiple people with direct knowledge, SOLS <b>had essentially been closed for months before the</b> …

3D Printing

Weeloy bags funding to be the only software your restaurant will ever need

Photo credit: gregorylee / 123RF.There’s a glut of startups in Singapore catering to restaurants, seeking to improve their processes and help them …

Entrepreneurship

Ride-hailing firm Careem on lookout for acquisitions, IPO an option

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Dubai-based ride-hailing company Careem is looking for acquisition opportunities and is considering an initial public offering as a possible option but has no timeframe in mind, its founder and CEO said.<p>Careem, which competes with Uber [UBER.UL] and operates from Pakistan to …

Abu Dhabi

Amrita Technology Business Incubator Plans World Class Incubator For Startups

In 2008, I had also moved back to India to be part of a start-up that was spun out of Amrita University i.e. Amrita Technologies, a first of its …

Innovation