Up and coming startup hub St Louis

10 steps to rebrand your city as a startup hub

How do the newest startup hubs rebrand themselves as fertile territory for startups, effectively articulating a story and reshaping perception?

Entrepreneurs working at White Bear Yard, an East London coworking space .

The 6 hottest startups in London in 2014

During a recent trip to East London, I caught up with two of the city’s most active seed firms Passion Capital and Index Ventures. Here are the startups that they predict may break through in 2014.

Earlybird's founders

German VC Earlybird looks east with new $110M fund

The fund will be used to invest exclusively in startups in CEE and Turkey in the areas of consumer internet, mobile and enterprise technology.

Nest was recently acquired by Google for a massive $3.2 billion

Next up on the Silicon Valley agenda: ‘Life Resource Planning’

Nest is associated with the “Internet of Things” (IoT) trend, which sits under the umbrella of a larger wave of innovation that I call “LifeTech” – products and services that optimize, personalize and automate our lives as consumers to create a smart world that shifts and responds to our needs.