Startups

How to define your Minimum Viable Product?

Minimum Viable Product, or if I say<p>Minimum Buy-able product.<p>Sounds good ?<p>If not lets go deeper with what it actually means.<p><b>Minimum viable product is</b> …

Product Management

This French startup is trying to take away one of Amazon's crucial advantages over small businesses

LONDON — Amazon is a juggernaut. It is bigger than Wal-Mart, and tens of millions of people subscribe to its Amazon Prime premium service.<p>And this huge size helps reinforce its dominance, allowing it to offer a huge selection of items at cheap prices. Even if smaller businesses can compete with its …

Logistics

Everything you need to know about corporate venture capital in Europe

Corporate venture capital (CVC) is an investment by a corporate (fund) into external startups in order to make a financial return or to gain a competitive advantage. CVC is a polarizing subject and opinions are divided. Fred Wilson from Union Square Ventures believes that it’s evil and corporates …

Venture Capital

Digital mortgage broker Habito raises £5.5m from Silicon Valley investor

An internet mortgage broker that aims to shake up the convoluted process of securing a home loan has raised £5.5m from a Silicon Valley investor.<p>Habito, a London start-up, allows homebuyers to find a mortgage using an artificial intelligence chatbot instead of a series of meetings or phone call …

Silicon Valley

10 Indian Education Startups to Look Out for in 2017

Shown Above : Byju Raveendran, Founder, Byju’s<p>With education being the ultimate goal of 51% parents for their children in India (As per an education …

Education

21 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Entrepreneurship

Tokyo's Legend

<i>Alessandro Dell'Unto</i>'s <i>CB750F</i> "<i>Tokyo Legend</i>" winner of the <i>Ferro Honda Award</i> @ the 2017 <i>MBE</i> in Verona<p>Personally, I'm not particularly excited by …

Café Racers

L'Oreal, Founders Factory to invest in five cosmetics start-up firms

PARIS (Reuters) - French cosmetics giant L'Oreal said on Monday it had chosen to invest in five tech start-up firms in the beauty products sector along with partner Founders Factory, as L'Oreal steps up its ventures in this area.<p>In 2012, L'Oreal set up an internal start-up unit in Silicon Valley …

Skin Care

This startup’s timelines create interactive infographics in the middle of your articles

This startup’s timelines create interactive infographics in the middle of your articles<p>TLine example …

Design

Revealed: Tech in Asia’s early investor pitch decks – and its biggest mistake

Willis Wee, founder and CEO of <i>Tech in Asia</i> (then <i>Penn Olson</i>), secured his first investment in 2011 without a business plan. Still a college student …

Entrepreneurship

Down, formerly Bang With Friends, acquired by Singapore-based dating startup Paktor

Entrepreneurship

Shell Exits Third Saudi Project After Ending Sabic Venture - Bloomberg

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. agreed to buy out Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s 50 percent stake in a petrochemical joint venture for $820 million, marking …

Oil

Israel Startup Nation Weekly Roundup For Jan 15 - 21

Israel Startup Nation Weekly Roundup for Jan 15 – 21<p>They don’t call Israel Startup Nation for nothing. Here is a list of stories from the country’s …

Health

China now has 731 million internet users, 95% access from their phones

In a record high, China now has 731 million internet users, with 53.1 percent of the population online, according to authorities.<p>The latest figure, …

Entrepreneurship

Tech.eu Podcast #69: EU tech funding report, Rocket's new fund and more

The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Robin Wauters and Roxanne Varza or Shaheen Samavati discuss the most interesting stories from the European …

European News

Ron Gula, NSA hacker-turned-CEO, steps into the investment space

When Ron Gula joined the National Security Agency in the mid-1990s, the world was still storing information on floppy disks.<p>The agency hired him as a “penetration tester,” a white-hat hacker who looks for holes in computer networks so that they can be patched before the enemy finds them. He spent …

Venture Capital

Let’s make Series A terms more logical by moving to object-oriented capital

Seed terms have gotten much better, but I still find Series A (and beyond) term sheets frustrating. I think we can change the “norm” by offering entrepreneurs a better alternative. So if you have terms you don’t like, it’s time to try object-oriented capital (OOC).<p>Venture capital term sheets are …

Venture Capital

A quick tour of Eastern Europe’s startup hubs

Startups in Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Budapest, Bratislava, Tallinn, Riga, or Vilnius don’t attract as much capital as the ones located in the top hubs in Europe — London, Amsterdam, or Berlin — but these Eastern European tech hubs are on the rise, and early stage investment in the region has surged …

Venture Capital

Miami startup WashMyWhip offers eco-friendly on-damand car care

<b>Company name: WashMyWhip</b><p><b>Headquarters:</b> The LAB Miami<p><b>Concept:</b> WashMyWhip is an on-demand, eco-friendly car-care service. Through the WashMyWhip app, …

Entrepreneurship

Blackstone’s Jay Leek joins Florida VC firm to manage $300 million security fund

EXCLUSIVE:<p>Rumors have been spreading lately about where Jay Leek, former managing director and chief information security officer (CISO) at Blackstone, will be heading next. His pick? ClearSky, an under-the-radar venture capital firm based in Palm Beach, Florida, where he will be managing a $300 …

Venture Capital

Venture capital investment in Austin slides, but outpaces rest of U.S.

The flow of venture capital into Central Texas startups slowed in 2016, but the rest of the country saw a sharper drop as investors held back during …

Venture Capital

Startup Job: Where to Find the Excitement and Adventure

Working for a hot new startup company can be very exciting. With a startup job, your career path is wide open. And if an important action needs to be …

Renaissance (wo)men build startups

I’ve now stumbled through three startups as a founder from scratch to a decent scale and hired people at all stages from 0 to 500 employees. Smarts …

SABIC buys out Shell venture for $820M

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. has signed an agreement to acquire the 50% that it doesn't already own in its petrochemical venture with Shell Arabia, a …

Oil

How to create your first mobile app?

Ideas for mobile apps have become extremely common among the average person. While ideas are plentiful, the ability to build and execute a launch is …

Apps

Why 2017 will be a big year for tech exits

I’ve been talking to some of my banker friends* about their thoughts on the M&A market for 2017 under the new Trump administration. The general consensus is that there will likely be more M&A this year for the following reasons:<p>1. The Trump administration is projected to be very business friendly …

Venture Capital

The Surprising Reason This Startup Got 11,000 New Customers in One Day

Ridesharing company Skedaddle will bring thousands to Washington, D.C., for the Women's March on Washington.<p>The day after Jan. 21's Women’s March on Washington was first announced, the team behind Skedaddle, a ridesharing startup that charts group bus trips, found themselves in the midst of a surge …

Entrepreneurship

Indiegogo Wants To Reclaim Its Momentum With A Renewed Focus On Entrepreneurs

CEO David Mandelbrot spoke with Fast Company about what the platform is doing to stand out from the crowdfunding crowd.<p>Kickstarter is for creative projects. CrowdRise (acquired last week by GoFundMe) is for nonprofit fundraising. And Indiegogo is for... well, exactly what <i>does</i> differentiate …

Innovation

Alan Patricof: It’s Hard to Predict Anything About Trump

Greycroft Partners Managing Director Alan Patricof and 500 Startups Founding Partner Dave McClure discuss VC investing, the impact President Trump …

Entrepreneurship

These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week

This week, Tech.eu tracked 15 technology M&A transactions and 78 tech funding deals totalling €455.7 million (about $488 million) in Europe, Turkey and Israel.<p>Here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week:<p><b>1)</b> Rocket Internet announced the closing of its $1 billion …

Venture Capital