#startups

Business & Finance | Business

Roomi raises $11 million to find you a roommate | TechCrunch

Looking for a roommate on Craigslist can be cumbersome. And it can be difficult to determine what the person will be like in real life. A startup called..

Travel | Travel

Business Trip or Vacation? Travel Start-Ups Try to Blur the Line - The New York Times

Leisure travelers are naturally more selective and cost conscious that their business-class counterparts. Companies like Rocketrip, TripActions and Upside hope to change that.

Business & Finance | Business

America's Top 7 Startup Accelerators and What Makes Each Unique

No two accelerators is the same. Finding the right one for your company is among your first important decisions.

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

Fury at 'Bodega' tech startup that aims to put corner shops out of business | Technology | The Guardian

Bodega, which markets glorified vending machines where users can buy groceries, boasts: ‘Eventually, centralized shopping locations won’t be necessary’

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Life in the fast lane: Why 4 LA techies put up with their crazy commutes | Built In Los Angeles

For some lucky commuters, a 15-minute joy ride or 20-minute subway trip is all it takes. For everyone else, well, buckle in.

Business & Finance | Business

The Startup Teaching Languages That Have Almost No Teachers

After failing to find a Buryat instructor, Inky Gibbens launched Tribalingual to offer e-courses in endangered languages spoken only by thousands of people.

Business & Finance | Business

How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup - Bloomberg

Now, Stripe’s Patrick and John Collison are teaming with Amazon to grab even more control over the global flow of commerce.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Moptwo Founders Charles Haspel & Josh Namm Set The High Bar

"Not only is Crossroads where we met; it's where we learned to set the bar high."

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Lessons for India on why Israel leads in innovation - The Economic Times

Israel is also referred to as a 'start-up nation'. Modi gave a clarion call that India should also 'start up and stand up'.

Music | Vinyl Records!

Broke? This French Company Will Press Vinyl for Anyone's Budget - Thump

Diggers Factory is a new French startup that presses LPs based on pre-orders from interested fans.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Loot Crate became the nation's fastest-growing start-up, then it laid off over a quarter of its staff

Loot Crate Chief Executive Chris Davis now says he may have done what seemed unthinkable: grown the company too fast.

Business & Finance | Business

75 Ideas for Businesses You Can Launch for Cheap or Free

It takes courage and dedication to start your own business, but not much cash.

Business & Finance | Business

6 Steps to Starting a Business From Zero

When creating something from nothing, keep these basic but critical pointers in mind.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

500 Startups launches a short marketing ramp-up bootcamp for startups in Israel | TechCrunch

500 Startups is launching a four-week program in Israel that targets pre-seed and seed companies as they get to the stage where they begin marketing their..

Business & Finance | Business

SoCal Startups Speak Up About the Challenges They're Facing in 2017

Silicon Valley Bank today released its 2017 Southern California Startup Outlook report, their second annual SoCal startups report. Here's what they found.

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

How Morale Changes as a Startup Grows

The faster a company grows, the more dramatic the shift.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Startups Put A New Spin On Record Players

Two startups are bringing record players into the 21st century. Check out these new-school ways to listen to vinyl.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

The Startup That Just Might Become the King of Native Advertising | Inc.com

Social Native is turning content creation on its head to help brands connect with consumers.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Jerusalem student fund for student ventures to kick off | The Times of Israel

Fresh.fund aims to finance early-stage startups and give students hands-on investing experience

Business & Finance | Business

A top VC firm just put together a striking presentation on what it was like for startups in 2016

First Round surveyed 700 startup founders to find out what it's like to run a startup in 2016.

Business & Finance | Business

Payments startup Stripe says it’s still too hard to sell stuff online - Recode

Co-founder John Collison says the company will take payments from anyone, anywhere, so what’s the problem?

Business & Finance | Business

Project Sand Hill: Google’s Unknown Campaign to Track the World’s Hottest Startups | WIRED

Google runs its own venture capital fund. But it also runs this weird thing called Project Sand Hill.

Business & Finance | Business

Venture capital investments rebound for tech startups

company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and messaging app Snapchat boosted the quarter, raising a combined total of $4.8 billion, or nearly a third of total investments.

Science & Technology | Tech

Here's how startups are outsmarting Siri and Alexa

Nearly every big tech company now offers a digital assistant powered by artificial intelligence. Apple has Siri, Facebook has M, Microsoft has Cortana, Amazon has Alexa, and Google has, well,...

Business & Finance | Business

Bee Partners closes $30 million fund to seed very early-stage startups | TechCrunch

Bee Partners in San Francisco has raised a $30 million fund, its second, to lead investments in very early stage startups based in the U.S. Founded in 2009,..

Business & Finance | Business

The Workplace Of The Future: Brought To You By Art, Education, Travel, And Startups | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

For offices to be places that young people want to work, companies need to look outside the business world for design ideas.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Birchbox Suspends Expansion Plans in Effort to Become Profitable

Birchbox is scaling back and suspending an expansion into overseas markets. The beauty subscription startup aims to focus more on reaching profitability this year.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

5 Game-Changing Skills Every Young Entrepreneur Can Master

There are a handful of skills necessary to build whatever business you yearn to launch.

Science & Technology | TECH

There are 2,000 empty restaurants during the day in New York — and this startup is trying to do something about it

There are more than 2,000 restaurants in New York City that are closed before 6 p.m., and Spacious' founders want to turn that into a coworking space.

Business & Finance | Business

The risk of investing in crowdfunding startup campaigns - Business Insider

Crowdfunding allows people to create amazing products, but there's also a lot of potential for scams. Here's what you should know about potential risks.

Business & Finance | Business

No Venture Capital Needed, or Wanted - NYTimes.com

The business world is filled with starry-eyed entrepreneurs who hope that the blessings of angel investors and venture capitalists will transform their start-up dreams into companies with billion-dollar valuations.

Science & Technology | Technology

Start-Ups Once Showered With Cash Now Have to Work for It

Instead of venture capitalists begging to invest in start-ups, entrepreneurs are begging for cash, and potential investors are making demands.

Science & Technology | Technology

Why do startups fail? Researchers examined 200 postmortems to help pinpoint the underlying reasons — Quartz

It's a common adage in Silicon Valley that 90% of startups ultimately fail. To understand why that's the case, a pair of researchers meticulously pored over 193 blog posts—startup postmortems, if you will—written by founders examining what went wron

Business & Finance | Abundance

New Rules Give Startups Access to Main Street Investors

A new law, which goes into effect Monday, will allow small businesses and startups to sell shares to Main Street investors on crowdfunding portals.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Startups are Personal, Part VIII: Protect Your Intellectual Property From the Start - Forbes

We end our lessons learned series (co-authored by me and Mike Willee) with our favorite topic, intellectual property (IP). Many entrepreneurs fail to recognize the importance of IP—let alone the value of an IP protection plan in the earliest stages of t

Business & Finance | Business

An angel investor who's helped start over 100 companies reveals the No. 1 thing he looks for in entrepreneurs

If you watch "Shark Tank," you know there are plenty of traits and behaviors that can turn off potential investors.

Business & Finance | Business

Silicon Valley startups are terrified by a new idea: profits

Silicon Valley is abuzz about a post by venture investor Bill Gurley that spells out how the tech bubble is bursting and says startups need to earn profits.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

This San Francisco Agency Wants to Fix Everything That's Broken About Client Contracts | Adweek

Many clients don't want agencies of record anymore or loosely affiliated networks of freelancers to satisfy their marketing needs. Stephen Goldblatt is proposing a solution that diverges from both models.

Business & Finance | Business

Forget the Hyperloop: This Startup Is Disrupting Long-Distance Transportation Right Now | Inc.com

A Stanford dropout and serial entrepreneur set out to build a city of remote workers making their living in virtual reality. His far-fetched idea led him to one that's shockingly mundane: A bus between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Business & Finance | Business

An entrepreneur who inked a $725,000 deal on 'Shark Tank' shares 4 steps she took to prepare - Business Insider

Kim Kaupe and her co-founder nabbed a deal with the Sharks. Here’s how she prepared for the live taping.

Business & Finance | Business

'It was my mistake to sell': Dropcam founder regrets $555M sale to Nest

Dropcam founder Greg Duffy sold his startup for $555 million in 2014. Now, he's says that sale was a mistake.

Business & Finance | Business

3 important things a PR pro learned while working with startups

My PR firm is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. As I’m in the central hub of the tech industry, I’ve been fortunate to work with many early-stage, fast-

Business & Finance | Business

Startup marketing for everyone | Highbrow

by Jonah Bliss Starting a business? Whether online or off, any new business needs to be marketed to succeed. In this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of

Products & Services | Social Media

Scaling Your Social Media Marketing - Tips for Startups | Social Media Today

While large operations have the luxury of being able to dedicate entire teams to their social media marketing campaigns, startups simply don't have that option. Here's some tips on how to maximize the time you do have to plan your social marketing efforts

Business & Finance | Business

Social Capital’s Newest Partners On How The Firm Works | TechCrunch

Ashley Carroll and Arjun Sethi never thought they’d be working as venture capitalists. Yet in the last year, both have landed at Social Capital, a Palo..

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

The Most Active Venture Capital Firms Investing In Israeli Startups

Behind every successful startup, there's usually a wealthy VC. Who's pouring cash onto budding Israeli startups to ensure their livelihood?

Business & Finance | Business

These 14 private startups now have higher valuations than Twitter - Quartz

Twitter had a rough day. The social media company's share price hit a record low Monday (Feb. 8) ahead of its earnings release on Wednesday. Its valuation hit $9.45 billion—smaller than some notable private startups including Uber, Airbnb, Snapcha

Business & Finance | Public Relations

5 Tactics For Startups To Take On Competition

Rule number 1 of entrepreneurship: Nobody promised you that you'll be the only one in the market/industry...Okay, maybe I made that rule up, or its position; but it makes so much sense, yes? I thou...

Business & Finance | Business

Startup founders that left Yahoo less than 3 years after getting acquired - Business Insider

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's spent billions on acquiring startups. But some of the founders of those startups didn't bother staying at Yahoo for over 3 years.

Business & Finance | FINANCE & INVESTMENTS

Don’t Mortgage Your Startup

The last 5-10 years have been an extraordinary time for early stage tech founders to raise money. But easy access to capital has ingrained some bad habits..

Business & Finance | Business

The Best Apps to Run a Startup From Your Phone - WSJ

There’s been an explosion in apps designed for small companies. Here are the best offerings.

Health & Fitness | Health News

An innovative tool to combat depression, back pain

Most startups define big wins as landing a key customer, strategic partner or round of funding. Assurex Health measures victories a bit differently. The Mason, Ohio-based startup defines winning as helping

Business & Finance | Business

The Mistake That's Killing So Many Silicon Valley Startups

Why trying to scale your business before you're ready is actually the worst thing you can do

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Meet The Winners: The Coolest Israeli Startups And Innovations Of 2015

2015 was a stellar year for Israeli innovation. Over the past year, the Israeli startup ecosystem has made global headlines with a host of new cutting-edge technologies that include breakthrough medical devices, FinTech solutions, cyber-security systems, Internet of Things (IoT) gizmos, and a long list of cool gadgets and apps that have gained immense popularity around the world during 2015.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Meet The Top Israeli Startups Revolutionizing Everyday Healthcare

Israeli startups are changing healthcare as we know it, with a host of innovative solutions.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Funding Daily: Today's tech funding news, in one place | VentureBeat | Deals | by Sindy Nanclares

Here’s a list of today’s tech funding stories, updated as the day unfolds. Tip us here if you have a deal to share.

Business & Finance | Business

Don't Fall for These 6 Deadly Myths of Startups

Some entrepreneurs forget that they need an innovative business model along with an innovative solution to have a successful startup.

Business & Finance | Business

What To Do If Your Lead Investor Asks For ESOP

As valuations continue to rise, early stage VCs are getting more “creative” with their deal structuring. In particular, I’ve seen a rise in requests for..

Business & Finance | Business

How New Nonprofits Are Thinking Like Startups To Tap Internet-Powered Giving

How millennial-led nonprofits have used social media, big and open data, collaborations, and crowdfunding to scale like high-growth startups

Business & Finance | Business

This young director is helping one of the world's biggest media agencies to engage with startups

Hannah Blake is open innovation director at MEC Global, which employs 5,000 people worldwide and sits under the WPP umbrella.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

5 reasons why Israeli startups are so successful

Israeli startups are more successful than we know. Here are some key examples, and the top 5 reasons why.

Science & Technology | Technology

This app is like Shazam for your beer

Your next mystery bottle could either be sinfully good or horribly awry. Don’t you wish someone had told you before you opened it?

Business & Finance | Public Relations

The A, B, Cs Of Getting Your Business To The Press, On A Budget.

When you're founding your business, high chances are you're working under a budget. A tight one at that seeing as, well, it's a new business. Financial discrepancies, capital-wise, are the last thi...

Business & Finance | Abundance

You Too Can Now Invest in Startups! What Could Go Wrong? | WIRED

The SEC has finally approved rules to allow anyone to buy equity in a company–so-called equity crowdfunding. Here’s what you need to know.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Starting and running a company are two completely different things… | VentureBeat

So you’ve had a business idea, but where do you start? It is important to understand the basics of starting your own company, but beginning this new business venture and being able to keep it going are two very different things.

Business & Finance | Business

This is where most startups go wrong

Stephen Lake, CEO of Thalmic Labs, explains the common mistakes entrepreneurs make when starting a business.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Start-Ups Take On Challenge of Nuclear Fusion - NYTimes.com

A group of start-ups is promising a new and virtually unlimited source of power, one that produces none of the gases scientists say contribute to global warming.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

OurCrowd Partners with Cincinnati Based Cintrifuse, Boosted by Jewish Foundation Investment - Crowdfund Insider

Global investment crowdfunding portal OurCrowd has crafted a unique partnership with Cintrifuse based in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Cintrifuse is a not-for-profit

Business & Finance | Business

Putting Millions In Startups' Pockets, AngelList Is Crushing It - Business Insider

AngelList, the service that works as a Match.com for startups and investors, is doing really well.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

The Top Six Global Accelerators Kick-Starting Israeli Startups

NoCamels catalogs six of the top accelerators that have rocketed Israeli startups into superstardom.

Politics | BDS

Dublin's start-up chief: 'Boycotts not on our radar' | The Times of Israel

Ireland can learn a lot from Israel, says Niamh Bushnell, commissioner for Start-Ups in the capital

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Startups Set New All-Time Record, Raising $1.12B In Last Three Months

179 Israeli startups raised a total of $1.12 billion in the second quarter of 2015, slightly exceeding the former record set in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Business & Finance | Business

Start-ups ramp up the fun in fierce contest to retain talent - LA Times

The engineers at Venice start-up Zefr needed to unwind after completing a months-long project.

Business & Finance | Business

A once-hot startup that raised $4 million and rejected a $40 million Twitter acquisition just shut down

Frontback is shutting down August 15, after raising $4 million and stepping away from an acquisition offer from Twitter. The once-hot selfie app let users take a picture with the front camera and back camera. The app then merged both photos into a single image.

Business & Finance | Business

8 Ways That Blogging Will Kickstart Your Startup

In this age of relationships, you are a very important element of your new brand, and it's never too early to start marketing the value of your expertise, insights and ideas.

Business & Finance | Business

'I Read This 20 Times:' Five Founders Pick The Best Books For Startups

Five founders pick the best books for startups. One French entrepreneur recommends a literary classic she's read 20 times and says the principles within it have everything to do with her business. Entrepreneurs from around the globe weigh in with their mo

Science & Technology | Tech

Moptwo: Social Media With Substance | Jlife

Many people still think of social media as being for “the kids.” Believe it or not, social media has already been around for a decade! As its audience matures, the needs and preferences of that audience that is also maturing.

Business & Finance | Business

F-U-N-D-E-D: Startups for seniors raise cash to give grandpa options - CNET

The famously youth-focused tech industry has written big checks recently to companies built around the problems of aging.

News | Interesting Stories

Moptwo | Jlife

Many people still think of social media as being for “the kids.” Believe it or not, social media has already been around for a decade! As its audience matures, the needs and preferences of that audience that is also maturing.

Business & Finance | Business

How a tweet turned Uber's Ryan Graves into a billionaire - Business Insider

Ryan Graves landed a job at Uber through a tweet. Now the early Uber employee is worth more than a billion dollars.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Mark Cuban's rules for running a business - Business Insider

The billionaire "Shark Tank" investor and Dallas Mavericks owner follows these rules "religiously."

Business & Finance | Business

VCs and startups are now paying attention to a vital thing they used to ignore

If a startup wants to get noticed, there's one new important thing they must pay attention to: How secure they are.

Business & Finance | Business

These 11 Startups Raised Over $1 Billion Combined Before Launching - Forbes

Want a clue that the current tech market is a bubble? Look at the funding rounds--and not just for the likes of Uber and Airbnb.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

What it Takes to Start a Company in 2015

Want to start a business in 2015? Follow the advice and tips offered by these business influencers.

Business & Finance | Business

Marketing Your Startup With a $0 Budget

Working on a startup of your own can attract a rush of emotions. While some days you work on a high, certain that you have the next big thing within the palm of your hand, some days you are left with a load of uncertainty and doubt. Whether your startup is a new mobile app, software or tangible product the journey is nothing short of exciting.

Science & Technology | Technology

When Silicon Valley Is Too Much Like Silicon Valley | TechCrunch

I’m a big fan of the real Silicon Valley and HBO’s Silicon Valley. My favorite episode this season features the boys of Pied Piper crisscrossing Silicon..

Business & Finance | Business

The reason Disney CEO Bob Iger loves working with startups

Disney is always looking for the next big thing. That's why the company is gearing up for the second annual Disney Accelerator program, a startup farm to connect founders with Disney money, Disney intellectual property, and perhaps best of all, access to Disney's team as executive as mentors, up to and including Disney CEO Bob Iger.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Raising Millions With Equity Crowdfunding Will Cost You, But How Much?

Regulation A+ promises to be a game changer for how emerging companies are funded, but mind those attorney and accountant fees.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Microsoft Picks 5 Hot Israeli Startups | Technology News

Microsoft's annual startup showcase ThinkNext has been able to predict some of the most promising Israeli startups. Its accelerators manager picks five.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Here's How College Students Are Experiencing the Start-Up Nation First Hand | Hadas Shafir Shekhter | The Blogs

Imagine this scenario. You’re standing before a panel of Silicon Valley venture capitalists and hi-tech industry insiders presenting your business......

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Seven Start-Ups From Israel That You May Want To Watch

If you’ve been following this column over the past two weeks, no doubt you are wondering, “OK, which start-ups from Israel – Start-up Nation – do you actually like?” I spent a full week in Israel – as part of a delegation of entrepreneurs from

Business & Finance | Business

Startups Anonymous: When building a startup, where do you start?

[This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are anonymous, allowing them to share openly without fear o...

Business & Finance | Business

9 Most Successful Shark Tank Businesses!

Entrepreneurs who land a spot on ABC's hit show "Shark Tank" get the chance of a lifetime: to showcase their products to more than 7 million viewers and pitch their businesses to a panel of potential investors....

Science & Technology | Technology

Snapchat reportedly raising more funding at valuation of up to $19 billion

Snapchat is looking to raise as much as $500 million in a new funding round at a valuation of up to $19 billion, according to a Bloomberg report.

Science & Technology | Technology

Richard Wolpert's Big Idea: Tech Support for Your Parents

Richard Wolpert, Hello Tech, Accel Partners, Amplify.la, RealNetworks, Disney, Crosscut Ventures, Upfront Ventures, Ron Johnson, remote tech, VC, startups

Science & Technology | Technology

HelloTech raises $2.5M to bring on-demand convenience to in-home IT support

It’s not just transportation and food delivery that are going on-demand today. Increasingly, most service categories can benefit from the friction-reducing effects of modern, smartphone-powered booking and the flexibility of a dynamic workforce.

Science & Technology | Technology

Startup Eero wants to wipe out weak Wi-Fi - CNET

Routers sold as a $300 three-pack are meant to bring fast, reliable network access to all corners of the house. But first Eero will have to convince you your networks need fixing.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

How I Built a Startup While Traveling to 20 Countries

A self-professed digital nomad details how he feels more productive without a place to call home.

Business & Finance | Business

What It Means When Law Firms And Startups Give Away Legal Documents | TechCrunch

Over the past five years, law firms in Silicon Valley, New York and Boston have put online – for free – the documents that startups need to execute basic..

Business & Finance | Business

7 ways to instill work-life balance at your startup

Building a startup culture with good work-life balance. When I started AppLovin, creating a strong family culture that instilled a good work-life balance was a priority for me and my co-founders. I have three young daughters, so balance and family is of the utmost importance to me, and I want to ensure that my employees are able to create the same balance.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

There is Something Going on in the LA Tech Market by Upfront Ventures

An overview of the LA Tech Market and why it has been booming lately. Prepared by Upfront Ventures.

Business & Finance | Business

Tasks Startup CEOs Should Always Outsource

It’s “go, go, go” in startup land. And whether you’re just beginning to bootstrap or hustling to get funded, your time is your most valuable asset.

News | Interesting Stories

How the 25 Richest Americans Failed Miserably

Resilience may be more important than luck to your success. One thing these multimillionaires have in common is the ability to bounce back.

Business & Finance | Business

'How can this be a billion dollar company?' and other BS questions VCs ask

While I get why a late stage investor would ask the question when the valuation is in the $250 million range, I really don’t understand why a seed investor would ask this question when the valuatio...