Startups

20 of Europe’s most innovative hardware and IoT start-ups to watch in 2018

Who are the most innovative IoT and hardware players to watch in 2018? Here we list 20 of the most innovative and diverse IoT start-ups from across …

Internet of Things

D-ID nabs $4M to protect images from being read by facial recognition algorithms

As people become more aware of how their data is used — and abused — in our digital world; and regulations (like GDPR in Europe) are leading more organizations to implement better data protection policies, a startup that is hoping to protect that data found in images — by making it impossible for …

Machine Learning

WeWork Is Turning Its Offices Into Study Halls

WeWork Cos. wants to be more than an office landlord. The co-working giant’s latest venture will give online-degree seekers a desk at WeWork …

WeWork and 2U announce strategic partnership

2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) and WeWork Companies (Private:VWORK) announced a multi-year, global, exclusive partnership to enhance the future of work and …

Business

Startups Are Raising Billions Using Initial Coin Offerings

Startups are increasingly raising capital through initial coin offerings, a controversial technique that has made it easier for promising companies …

ViViDoctor raises €400,000 to bring teleconsultations to Belgium hospitals

ViViDoctor, a healthtech startup out of Brussels that offers teleconsultations with doctors, has raised €400,000 in seed funding as it continues to sell its service into hospitals. The company enables patients to consult with doctors and other specialists online, including via video conference. …

Business

Start-up nation : Macron's France lures US, UK tech

France was an unlikely choice of location for Mark Heath’s new start-up, given that the American’s mastery of the French language is, by his own …

France

'Space is open for business': NZ start-up successfully launches rocket

New Zealand has trumped Australia in the space race, with a spaceflight start-up successfully launching a rocket from its own launch pad on the North …

Exploration

Michelle Mone has joined the board of tech startup Ve Global

Business supremo Baroness Michelle Mone has joined the board of resurrected startup Ve Global.<p>The entrepreneur known for her Ultimo bra brand will …

Asian selfie app Snow, formerly a Snapchat clone, has removed its user-to-user communication features and raised $50M from SoftBank and Sequoia China

Parcel Perform gets $1m funding to solve ecommerce boom’s UX problem

In ecommerce, as in all consumer-facing businesses, it is vital for merchants to provide the best experience possible for their customers. That …

eCommerce

How low can Bitcoin go?

It wasn’t too long ago when a company announcing plans of the slightest involvement in the world of cryptocurrencies would likely see a rapid surge …

Cryptocurrency

Maxi Mobility raises funds to fend off rivals

Maxi Mobility has raised $160m from investors including Softbank’s Japanese rival Rakuten, as the Spanish start-up behind ride-hailing app Cabify …

Uber

London is Playing Matchmaker Between Startups and Investors

The first in a series of 20 planned matchmaking events for London tech startups and top investors has kicked off this month as part of the Mayor of …

Culture

How a bootstrapped Singapore startup sold software to 1,800 banks in Mexico

When we wrote about Singapore startup Lucep two years ago, we focused on its website widget for pop-ups asking visitors if they want a callback. …

Banking

Agricultural group joins nonprofit to set up agritech accelerator

Israel’s agricultural group Yakhin is joining forces with Tech for Good, a nonprofit organization that promotes the use of technology for social and …

Agriculture

Weploy poaches LinkedIn gun

Share economy start-up Weploy has got its first chief marketing officer, former LinkedIn head of marketing Ben Eatwell.<p>Mr Eatwell follows the …

Business (Australia)

Fangfang  Wang - MBA - Harvard Business School

“I had to think about what kind of leader I wanted to be.”<p>In China, Fangfang Wang participated in a general management training program at Mars Food …

MBA

Singapore start-up 99.co buys Indonesian property portal UrbanIndo

Singapore's property search start-up 99.co has acquired Indonesia's UrbanIndo - said to be the largest property portal in Indonesia, with more than …

Indonesia

State to get Centre for Excellence in Agriculture

To consolidate the position of Bengaluru as the startup capital of the country, Minister for IT, BT and Tourism Priyank Kharge announced setting up …

Agribusiness

Sony Venture Capital: Private Company Information - Bloomberg

January 21, 2018 11:21 PM ET<p>Capital Markets<p>Company Overview of Sony Venture Capital<p>Company Overview<p>Sony Venture Capital operates as an investment arm …

Venture Capital

A Walmart executive who sold his startup for $550 million had a really weird reaction the moment he got rich — here's why

• <b>Marc Lore is the CEO and president of Walmart eCommerce in the US. He sold his startup Quidsi to Amazon in 2010, for $550 million.</b>• <b><br>Afterward, he felt depressed and somewhat disempowered.</b> <b>Even the huge amount of money he made didn't help.</b>• <b><br>Many startup founders go through a similar experience and say</b> …

Business

Sphero lays off dozens as it shifts focus to education

Sphero was ready to conquer the world last year. The company quintupled its product release schedule, flying high with the help of a Disney licensing deal that gave the world several Star Wars droids and talking Spider-Man and Lightning McQueen robots.<p>But following a holiday season that failed to …

Technology

A startup that provides coaching for tech workers reveals the best thing managers can do to keep millennials from quitting

• <b>Millennials change jobs more frequently than previous generations.</b>• <b><br>They might quit because they feel their work doesn't have meaning.</b>• <b><br>A manager can keep millennial workers from leaving by setting clear goals and assigning tasks that show an understanding of what drives them.</b><p>Millennials have a …

Business

Spy oysters and kayak patrols: How France is fighting food thieves

Night-vision goggles, drones, patrols on kayak: French authorities are deploying a wide range of resources to prevent robbers from targeting gourmet delights including oysters, cheese and wine.<p>Earlier this month, a cheese producer in the Puy-de-Dome region woke up to find that 10,000 euros …

France

I Sat Down With the Founders of Verb and Here are 7 Things They Taught Me

Juggling school and extracurriculars is already hard enough. Check out these tips from the founders of Verb Energy who started the company as college …

Entrepreneurship

30 Under 30 Europe 2018: Meet The Young Leaders, Inventors And Visionary Entrepreneurs

<i>This story appears in the February 28, 2018 issue of Forbes. Subscribe</i><p>“I assert myself in things that I want to achieve, and I just don’t give up,” says chart-topping singer Rita Ora, who started out performing at her father’s London pub after the refugee family emigrated from Kosovo. She kept at …

Business

Green start-up accelerator launched at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

A startup accelerator founded by Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar and BP has been officially launched and is now accepting applications …

Abu Dhabi

Cannabis financial investment company 4Front Holdings raises $6M for out-of-state development | Sporadikos

Cannabis financial investment and management company 4Front Holdings has actually raised $6 million towards its multiple-state expansion. The funds …

Cannabis Industry

A pub in Victoria has just opened itself up to crowdfunding

Drinkers can now share in more than just the communal bar snacks at a Victorian pub set to be crowdfunded under new Australian equity crowdfunding …