Guest Post London has always been a capital of innovation, growth and adaptation – and over the past five years it has forged itself into one of the largest tech startup cities in Europe, if not the world.
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Guest Post Faced with a 7- to 10-year IPO on-ramp, private companies are seeking alternate ways to unlock liquidity for early-stage investors and incentivize valued employees.
Guest Post Rather than brooding over iOS 6′s buggy maps, here are a few little features you probably haven’t discovered yet on the new OS. They won’t change the world, but they’re still pretty cool.
Guest Post Between the announcement of the iPhone 5 and the day everyone started complaining about Apple’s new Maps app, the biggest complaint about the new device was the lack of wireless charging.
Guest Post If you are a founder that has realized the time is right for you to sell, here’s how to estimate what a realistic price might be.
Guest Post Europe is neck-deep in one of its largest financial crises ever. In the midst of this nuclear winter of finance, European startups are jealously reading about mega seed and hyper A/B/C funding rounds taking place across the Atlantic. But here’s how our startup managed to get funded anyway.
Guest Post This latest round of investments means that 500Startups now owns stakes in 16 Mexican companies through its subsidiary, Mexican.vc, based in Mexico City.
Guest Post Not only does Israel have the highest density of tech startups in the world, but these startups attract more venture capital per person than any other country — 2.5 times more than the United States.
Guest Post Amazon may be on a path to becoming the single most dominant force in the technology world.
Guest Post Looking for VC funding? Here’s how to figure out if your company stands a chance.
Guest Post The last thing any startup needs is people finding out about it. You can get attention later — that’s not difficult. You don’t need the distraction of customers clamoring outside your office while you’re still refactoring your NoSQL database structures.
Fab.com, one of the world’s most popular flash-sale retail sites, has just announced a new “Fab Europe” hub for its operations on the continent.
Guest Post Commentators are pouncing on Apple for releasing a mapping product that is inferior to Google Maps. New York Times columnist Joe Nocera went to the extent of questioning whether Apple had peaked.
When we don’t share our mistakes, no-one else can learn from them. As a result, collectively, we waste a huge amount of time, money and our sanity making the same ones again and again.
In its second incarnation, India’s $35 Aaakash tablet has finally achieved the potential to revolutionize education for millions.
Guest Post While statistics are weak on startup success rates, the worst one I’ve seen suggests that 2 in 1,000 venture backed startups will ever achieve $100-million or more in valuation.
Guest Post Google’s business is to keep Android from further fragmenting with Alibaba’s Aliyun flavor. But twisting the arms of phone manufacturers could get Google in trouble in the long term.
Guest Post Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff is due to give his big Dreamforce 12 keynote this morning. The question is, will he just be showing us more vaporware this year, or will he finally start delivering on the Social Enterprise promise?
Guest Post Even though Amazon has stopped supporting crowdfunding sites with its payments platform, crowdfunding has a lot of potential and a rich future.
Guest Post Post-convention polls show a bounce for President Obama in the upcoming election, after a period of neck-and-neck jockeying that stretches back to June. But traditional polls, largely run by large news organizations, may be just waking up to a reality that online indicators have shown for a long time.
London’s startup scene is buzzing. The “Silicon Roundabout” phenomenon, centred around the city’s Shoreditch district, has seen new tech companies take on a role of vital importance as the UK’s economy struggles to pull itself out of the mire.
Guest Post Pretty much every piece of electronics we use today is sourced and manufactured within 100 miles of Shenzhen, and Hua Qiang is the city’s electronics shopping district.
Guest Post Have a killer product idea and don’t want to wait months, or years, to start selling it? Here’s a pragmatic guide to take you from zero to hero as quickly as possible.
Guest Post As New York Fashion Week winds to a close, the city’s Economic Development authority is hoping that at least one of its flagship events will have a more enduring impact.
“Everyone wants to know what everybody else is really doing in bed, but nobody does. So, we’re showing you,” exclaims Cindy Gallop. And with that, MakeLoveNotPorn.tv recently launched in beta.
The founders of Tamyca are an audacious bunch. While the majority of 22-year-olds were partying or struggling to get their bachelor’s degrees, this team of five was busy setting up a company: Tamyca, Germany’s largest peer-to-peer carsharing website.
Guest Post Spare a thought for the telcos – they’ve had a hard couple of years fighting off VoIP vendors like Skype. Now a new player has arrived, and it’s going to challenge both the telcos and the VoIP vendors. It’s called WebRTC.
Guest Post Everyone knows of the mythical elevator pitch. You find yourself in an elevator, rocketing towards the penthouse suite of a downtown office edifice, when you realize that the person standing next to you is a powerful and influential investor.
Google’s European chief Matt Brittin has described a new proposed copyright law in Germany as “like putting up a big sign saying ‘we don’t understand the Internet’.”
Guest Post Most businesses underestimate the quality of their strongest customer relationships and overestimate their weakest. These companies risk letting customers walk out the door.
Guest Post I own a startup. It’s called Twythm. It’s cool. It lets you share what you’re listening to on social networks — and we use Twitter as our main social network for sharing. But as you may have heard, Twitter is rolling out many new changes to its API access and Twitter services.
Guest Post The high definition screens, faster processors, and enhanced Wi-Fi capabilities of Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablets are making big news. But these tablets won’t catalyze the revolution that is waiting to happen. The magic will happen when the price-per-unit drops below $100 on its way towards $50.
Guest Post Twitter’s API restrictions have already hemmed in LinkedIn and Instagram; the latest tech giant to fall victim to the changes is Tumblr, and some say Flipboard might be the next.
Google has laid off a larger number of staff – some of them in senior positions — mainly in the areas of sales and marketing.
Popular photo sharing and editing app EyeEm has today relaunched into version 3.0 on iOS and Android with a live discovery tool in what is arguably, the first of its kind.
Guest Post You may have read my previous posts about the Lean LaunchPad class taught at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia, Caltech, and for the National Science Foundation. Now you can take this course too.
Badoo’s concept is simple. Upload a few cursory details and a choice image, ping on location-awareness and you’ll see who is in your immediate radius and who might be appealing enough to arrange to meet in real life.
Guest Post At the beginning of 2012, Russia became the largest online market in Europe, surpassing Germany in the total number of users online. This growth will continue, and we estimate that by 2015 this number will reach nearly 90 million people.
H-Farm is the most picturesque venture incubator you’ve ever been to, based in the Italian countryside a convenient five minutes from the Venice Airport.
Guest Post One company getting a lot of attention in Mexico City and further afield is taking on the music business, making live concerts by previously unknown bands possible using a modified crowdfunding model. That company is Bandtastic.