Using the Tastemade app, anyone can produce a semi-professional video on an iPhone in a matter of minutes. I used it today to capture the delights of the San Francisco Street Food festival.
stories by Christina Farr
As we’re increasingly seeing, the funding for today’s startups came from a variety of sources, including crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, and a venture buyout firm.
Editor’s Pick Sparql City isn’t a typical startup, as it was developed as a spinout from ParAccel and its acquirer Actian. The round was led by venture buyout firm Garnett & Helfrich Capital.
Guest Post We pivoted three times in four years — here’s what we learned.
Public or private cloud? New research commissioned by Rackspace suggests that IT managers won’t need to make that choice, and will opt for a combination of the two.
Editor’s Pick The company just added a further $9 million to its $20 million series B round to vanquish ‘walking dead’ and ‘dinosaurs’ of health IT.
With its first round of funding, Instaedu will build out its team and market its online tutoring service to schools and universities.
Guest Post The truth of the matter is that only the Facebooks and Googles of the world have or need big data. For the rest of us, ‘big data’ is just marketing hype, sales talk, and jargon.
The latest startup to bring much-needed transparency to health care costs? NerdWallet, a company that is best-known for its credit card comparison service.
UGallery hosted an art exhibit last night to celebrate a partnership with Amazon Art and growth milestones. The founders believe that art sales are moving online.
David Flynn’s next move? A new startup, Primary Data, which will be focused on solving tricky storage problems for software companies.
St Paul, Minneapolis-based AgePower.org recently launched a program to support entrepreneurs who are building technologies for the fastest-growing demographic in the United States.
Guest Post With very few job openings a year, landing that dream job in venture can be harder than you think. Here’s some tips to optimize your chances.
Health care transparency startup Change Healthcare raised $15 million to take advantage of the opportunities arising from the Affordable Care Act.
InsideView, a company that claims to be the market leader in the “CRM Intelligence space,” just raised $19 million.
Plumfare, a mobile discovery app for foodies, has been acquired by Groupon.
Guest Post The future of London’s startup economy is dependent on the right combination of talent, investment and government support.
The technology is still in its alpha phase, but is being used by a handful of large corporate customers. In a nutshell, it helps companies connect employees who would work well together.
Roaming the Outside Lands festival this weekend, I bumped into a startup that wants to make radio relevant and cool again. Ever heard of TuneIn?
Tickets were a tough get this year — but you can still tune in to live performances from the comfort of your own home.
Wearable computers have generated a good deal of hype and crowdfunding dollars, but it’s still early days for this technology.
At Rock Health’s Innovation Summit, a conference focused on digital health, Dyson offered rare insight into her ambitious plan to improve healthy living throughout America.
These seven tech entrepreneurs want to breathe life into a struggling institution, the San Francisco Opera.
Our round-up of the startups that received funding today (and can help you get pregnant).
How Project Homeless Connect is rallying the tech community and using social media to help people in need.
Our lessons learned from an epic Google hangout between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson. Their advice to entrepreneurs? “Build things that people like and will find useful in their lives.” Right on.
Box believes it can help create “more modern classrooms” by introducing schools to its file-sharing technology.
The company launched last year, but claims to already have over 35,000 developer customers, who have developed 340,000 virtual servers. IA Ventures, the firm that led the round, invested off the back of this growth.
When asked about his goals for the coming year, Arpeggi chief scientist David Mittleman immediately hit back, “Our intention is to offer people the best reconstructive model of their genome.”
VentureBeat spoke with Lumosity CEO Kunal Sarkar about his bold decision to relaunch an entirely new iPhone app.
The company introduced a campaign to send off the old logo in the style.
A company called Kinsights this week launched its cloud-based digital health record and community forum, specifically for parents.
New York-based startup Maxwell Health just raised $2 million to help employers set up affordable health and wellness plans.
Facebook poached its new CMO Gary Briggs from Google.
These 20 mobile startups are showing strong growth week-over-week, according to Mattermark data.
Editor’s Pick VCs are betting on hot cloud startups with focuses on health care, real estate, and other key verticals. Here are six startups you need to know.
Guest Post With the flurry of recent large SaaS acquisitions, you might wonder if the era of independent SaaS companies will be a footnote in the annals of software. Are we witnessing the continued consolidation of business software?
Good news for Apple: Today, the Obama Administration vetoed a trade ban on the sale of some iPhone and iPad devices.
Guest Post We’re moving away from the heart of technology innovation — the infrastructure, the machines, the seminal ideas we can touch and feel — to quick fixes that are not setting the stage for the next new thing.
Google developer advocate Chris Messina is leaving the search giant to join a tiny startup.