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.
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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.
Oliver Samwer is the German Internet mogul and multi-millionaire owner of startup incubator Rocket Internet, best known for his agressive cloning tactics and bullish management strategies.
Online marketplace Gourmetiz has recently launched, giving European food lovers direct access to and information about quality products hand-picked by a trio of cyber pimpin’ connoisseurs.
The week-long, 24-hours-a-day tech festival in Berlin saw crowds swelling to 10,000 from 77 countries.
Guest Post Put together a concise investor deck that is no longer than 15 slides. Don’t overstuff slides with small details.
Guest Post Pivoting is a tricky proposition, but more startups are pivoting because opportunity will only knock so many times.
Guest Post Congratulations, you have a new job and the company allows you to use your own device. But have you fully considered the ramifications?
Guest Post While everyone is fretting over the Asian slowdown, the European debt crisis, and the fiscal cliff, a few entrepreneurs in Latin America are rapidly building businesses in their home countries and beyond.
Guest Post Disappointing news came out of the SEC meeting yesterday designed to open the way for crowdfunding in the U.S.
Guest Post I’m a huge Apple fan. I’ve bought practically every Apple device ever made. I am usually one of those in line the first day Apple releases a new product, and I own Apple stock. That said, I hope that Apple loses if Samsung appeals.
Internet addiction is real, researchers in Germany say, and they’ve found a genetic variation that might have something to do with it.
Guest Post In Tampa, Florida, just outside of the building where the Republican National Convention is taking place, vigilant observers are perched high above, working day and night to spot suspicious activity.
The iconic TEDx conference is in Berlin tomorrow with the spacey theme of Future 3.0.
Guest Post Hiring great people and learning from “no” are two ways Pinterest’s Silbermann says his startup found success.
Payleven, the Square clone backed by the Samwer brothers’ Rocket Internet and formerly known as ZenPay and EvoPay, has moved extremely fast since starting up about four months ago.
Today, the DEMO Conference raises a flag for bootstrapped start-ups by announcing a brand-new sponsor program, “Angel Alley.” As any first-time entrepreneurs will tell you…
Freshly launched, Epiclist is like a Facebook for goals and dreams, where people write their aims and receive support through their social networks to reach them – from climbing Mount Everest to learning to bake a cake.
Ex-Rovio wiz Julien Fourgeaud talks about the value of risk and failure and how he faced both of those to start his own auto company.
Guest Post A founder’s skill is knowing how to recognize new patterns and to pivot on a dime. At times the pattern is noise and the vision turns out to be a hallucination.
Guest Post When it comes to choosing a location for your startup, your first choice may be Silicon Valley, but a recent study shows your hometown could be a better option.
Guest Post SuccessFactors. Taleo. Yammer. What do these companies have in common? Each is an enterprise tech company worth billions of dollars, indicating rapid growth in the emerging enterprise technology industry.
Guest Post For anyone from California, you know there are vast differences between the northern and southern parts of the state – so vast in fact that, to us, they could just as easily stand alone as two separate states.
Guest Post Designing a revenue model based on digital goods might seem straightforward. Create a compelling product, give users a way to buy incremental content to improve their gaming experience, then sit back and count the transactions.
Experience tells us it’s not that simple.
Since its launch in 2009, Waze has enjoyed a remarkable trajectory to the world’s largest crowdsourced traffic information service.
Guest Post The SEC has delayed another meeting to write the rules for crowdfunding. Will we ever be able to move from donation-based funding to real crowd investing?
Guest Post Starting a new business is like taking a massive emotional rollercoaster ride. When you’re shooting up, you think you’re flying. When you’re falling, it feels so dramatic that you think you’re about to die.
Guest Post The InSight mission is yet another feather in NASA’s cap, but in the future, NASA will be getting lots of help from entrepreneurs.
Berlin’s city authorities have finally agreed to promote the city as an international tech hub, starting with a marketing campaign worth a reported €500,000 over the next year.
In a telling move that comes less than a week after the announcement of an investment in rapidly expanding European online retail giant Zalando, JP Morgan is clearly eager to up its stakes in the e-commerce industry globally and has recognized the potential of the Brazilian Internet market.
Campus Party Europe has begun with a bang, with Europe’s biggest tech party hosting the who’s-who of the tech, startup, science, design, software and robotics scene. VentureBeat syndication partner VentureVillage is here in Berlin all week checking out our pick of the speakers and workshops and getting in touch with one of the Angry Birds creators, the world’s first cyborg and Don Tapscott.
It’s pack-in day at Campus Party Europe, and Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann arrives with a smile, slightly late, sunglasses on head and water bottle in hand.
Guest Post Last week, Walmart, Target, CVS, Sears, Publix, and 7-Eleven, announced that they had formed a joint venture to develop a mobile payment network. But are these natural competitors really ready for this much sharing?
Guest Post The SEC says it will miss another JOBS Act deadline, which means yet another delay in creating jobs and kick-starting our economy.
Editor’s Pick In order to enter the startup space, you have to be fearless — and from a society that treats failure in an accommodating way.
Guest Post If you build a team that looks alike, thinks alike, and wears the same shoes, you will get group-think and generate only one answer. You then have to hope it’s the right one.
Guest Post It would be easy to dismiss Mexican.vc as just another one-off acquisition by 500 Startups on a quest to live up to its name, but the deal illustrates some important trends.
Guest Post Imagine a mobile application that combines the best features of Skype, Whatsapp, iMessage, Instagram and even Google’s Circles. This mobile app for smartphones was recently re-dubbed WeChat, as Tencent prepares to launch it into global markets.