Tara* (*Names have been changed to protect identities.) had struck gold. After spending a lazy Saturday afternoon browsing through the dating app she was currently experimenting with, she hit it off with a nice-sounding guy, and the two exchanged real names and numbers. She found herself Googling Stuart*, a Brit living in Amsterdam. He worked at a startup; he was visiting New York on business. “I was like, oh, he’s kind of cute…”
Moxi Group, an unknown company in Chongqing China, passed these images of a magical, flexible bracelet smartphone around to the financial news press a couple days ago. However, here’s the fine print: Moxi actually claims to be working on a black-and-white version of this concept, with a color version “by 2018.”
Climbing walls, vacation money, and on-site barbers are all employee perks that could be getting the axe this year in some of Silicon Valley’s start-ups. The culture, finding their venture capital drying up, has become more cash strapped and are starting to take conservative measures to keep the business operating.
Last month, a Toronto startup, Figure 1, reached a million users, double the amount it had seven months ago. Now more than a million health-care professionals use the platform, that is similar to Instagram, to share images of patient ailments, without identifiable information, to other doctors from around the world, to seek opinions and get help for their patients.
They’re creating an average of 760 U.S. jobs each, the study finds. Space X’s Elon Musk, Zenefits’ Laks Srini, Uber’s Garrett Camp, and Palentir’s Peter Thiel are all founders of billion-dollar startups and they’re also all immigrants.
Even with the fastest growing startup ecosystem in the world, India is a bleak place for women entrepreneurs. India was ranked 29th, in a new study of 31 countries, for the support it provides to women entrepreneurs. Continue reading… “The startup scene in India one of the worst in the world for women”
All of the venture capitalists that are worth more than $1 billion are all men. Most of these men have invested in Groupon, LinkedIn, Skype, YouTube, Paypal, Facebook and others. Chances are, you are legally barred from joining their exclusive investors’ club.
Startup activity was in a slump just five years ago. According to the 2015 Kauffman Index, things are looking up. Continue reading… “The American entrepreneur in 2015”
Last Friday, Google opened its first campus for startups and entrepreneurs in Asia, in a glitzy neighborhood of South Korea’s capital Seoul. Continue reading… “Google opens its first startup campus in Asia”
Square CEO Jack Dorsey said in a recent interview that the company has advanced more than $100 million in small business financing to 20,000 over the last year. Continue reading… “Square has already financed more than $100 million in small business loans”
You have no product, traction, or even a working prototype, but you have an idea for a startup. Well then you could still get up to $500,000 from a new wave of venture capitalists. These “pre-seed investors” will be happy to fund your future business endeavor. Continue reading… “$500,000 for a startup idea sketched on a napkin?”
For most of us the recent news of Pinterest acquiring a two-person startup was probably a head scratcher. It shouldn’t be. Continue reading… “Micro startup acquisitions on the rise”