On Deck says it opened its round to further investment so it can build more products, and hire technical talent. But the company will also benefit from its association with Thiel, a major player in Silicon Valley, and a notoriously founder-friendly investor.
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“In 2028 we won’t have five thousand people who can help on cancer research. We will have five million people,” Khan predicted in a talk about the future of education.
Asana, the startup that helps individuals and teams get tasks done, has its eye on the prize: large enterprises.
Entrepreneur and former journalist Courtney Boyd Myers [above] has launched an agency, dubbed Audience.io, to help tech startups with their audience development and digital marketing efforts as they move across the pond.
Want to promote a petition on Change.org? For $1000 or less, you’re guaranteed more eyeballs to any campaign.
Startups targeted to businesses, rather than consumers, are increasingly closing the largest rounds. Today was no exception.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says a Reuters story is false, and the company is not raising a round.
Editor’s Pick Venture capital is drying up for early-stage medical devices. Experts say that American patients are already “missing out” on the most innovative treatment options.
Madison Color aims to reinvent the home hair care experience, starting with color.
Good Technology has secured $50 million in new equity funding, according to an SEC filing.
The Federal Communications Commission announced today it has hired Michael Steffan as the director of digital learning. Steffen will lead initiatives to expand access to broadband Internet in schools.
“Imagine all diagnostics some day being reduced to a simple blood test,” said CEO Roopam Banerjee, who believes Raindance products are a “step in that direction.”
The goal for the multiyear partnership is to make genetic analysis a routine part of patient care.
Guest Post Dispelling the three most common myths about personalized learning.
A San Francisco-based agency called 10x Management is among the first to bring a Hollywood agency model to the tech industry.
Editor’s Pick In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture arm, is treated with reverence by business software providers.
American consumers are increasingly making payments electronically, while their check books gather dust. So why are businesses so behind? Bill.com wants to change that.
Cloud storage startup Box is pushing into the health care vertical, regulatory challenges and all.
Dell execs hope to settle customer and partner anxiety with talk of their “big data” and cloud software products.
Guest Post Tax relief for entrepreneurs in the UK has given birth to a new sector: disruptive financial services.
EMC spinoff Pivotal is launching today under the tagline a “platform for the new era.”
As far afield as Japan, disruptive technologies raised multimillions to bring their companies to the next phase of growth.
Newly-launched startup SRCH2 is not focused on standard web search, a space inhabited by Google and Bing, but is offering a new take on ‘enterprise search.’
“The world is going to change radically — and we get to invent the great innovation that will make that happen,” Imagine K12 founder Tim Brady told us.
The new ed-tech fund is supported by LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and Y Combinator founder Paul Graham, among others.
DataHero, the startup that would do away with Excel, has just launched its free product to the public.
Pearson has acquired Learning Catalytics, a cloud-based learning assessment system developed by two Harvard professors, for an undisclosed sum.
The Samwer brothers just invested in Kreditech, a German startup that uses thousands of data points to determine how creditworthy you are.
Forget about the cloud storage wars; competition is fiercer than ever in the cloud collaboration space.
Editor’s Pick Meet the elite group of accredited “space agents” selling Virgin Galactic tickets at a starting price of $200,000.
Upstart, the startup that can help recent graduates step off the treadmill of a corporate career, just closed its first round of funding.
Swipp hopes to monetize its opinion-sharing app by charging brands for access to the data.
The initiative, known as Lava Mae, is a response to a desperate need in the city.
Guest Post Canada’s federal government moved impressively quickly to implement this new visa, which is aimed at encouraging entrepreneurs from all over the globe to call us home. Why is the U.S. falling behind?
Editor’s Pick For women entrepreneurs in India, Singapore, and China, “leaning in” isn’t just a new way to work: It may mean breaking social norms. We talk to half a dozen female entrepreneurs about their reactions to the Facebook executive’s book.
Guest Post What many eCommerce startups, private equity groups and venture capitalists don’t realize is that once the retailer surpasses a certain number of daily orders, their third-party logistics (3PL) provider often can’t keep pace with sales.
Computer maker IBM missed its estimates in the first quarter of 2013 with hardware sales slowing down. But the company sees a substantial future in flash storage.
Verizon customer Mike Beauchamp made the case for “an affordable way for consumers to purchase their devices” on online petitions site, Change.org. Since launching on April 5, his petition has already received 90,000 signatures and over 800 comments.
Google’s former lead health strategist has launched a new website, SmartPatients, which helps cancer patients connect with each other, and learn more about their disease.
Today, the Thiel Foundation announced it would grant $350,000 to two of Breakout Labs’ teams: Skyphrase and Stealth Biosciences.