Data scientists might always be the most efficient source of business intelligence, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the enterprise can’t dabble.
Chinese travel booking service Qunar went public on the NASDAQ today and its shares nearly doubled during the first day of trading.
Sometimes execution is more important than originality. For an example, look to 6Wunderkinder, which just raised $30 million in a funding round led by Sequoia Capital.
Contego wants to make sure that business or person you’re about to hire on isn’t a fake or a risky move.
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“Conceptually, the solution that we came up with is very similar to a noise canceling headset,” Kumu’s Joel Brand told VentureBeat. “We look at the transmitter signal, and we inject a reverse noise that cancels that initial noise.”
Stealthy storage startup Primary Data has come up with $40 million from big investors to make storage performs as well as flash and promises reliability.
Student-first online education hub Chegg filed a public version of its documentation to go public today, seeking to raise $158 million by selling 14.4 million shares at between $9.50 and $11.50.
Guest Post The JOBS Act attempts to do the impossible: Balance investor protection with the desire to enable companies to raise money from strangers all over the country with minimal red tape.
And I am saying this as one of the earliest proponents of a crowdfunding exemption.
Full Slate will join the Intuit’s Demandforce team and will integrate its scheduler, customer relationship management, and e-commerce capabilities.
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Blend is a mobile app for college students only, which gives them free stuff in exchange for doing college-y things and sharing photos of them. The company has raised $1.325 million in seed funding to continue its national expansion.
Trustev, a company that specializes in anti-fraud technology for online transactions, has raised $3 million in seed funding from Greycroft Partners, UK fund, Mangrov Capital Partner, and others.
Strategic Polymer Sciences, a company the produces sensory-feedback technology, has closed a new $8 million round of funding today.
Browsing through TabTale’s library of apps make me want to be a kid again. You get to plan a puppy birthday party, fly around the universe on a unicorn, and work as an ice cream sundae chef.
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“Runnable is creating a library of reusable code for software developers of all skill levels,” CEO and cofounder Yash Kumar told VentureBeat. “There are 200 million searches for code every month and no one centralized place to discover it.
It’s been a good year for the Israeli tech industry.
The mobile app contains location-based postings from students and the university organizations about campus activities. The goal is to put the “pulse of the community” in their hands so students can stay on top of what is going on around them, follow their interests, and communicate with fellow students.
Corporate performance management (CPM) company Adaptive Planning just got some valuable market validation.
Go on, ask to borrow a cup of sugar.
Snapchat doesn’t make money. It is “kind of” private. It is incredibly addictive. It might be worth $4 billion by the end of this week.
Nearly half of the American population doesn’t have dental insurance. Brighter has raised $15 million to make dental care more accessible and affordable.
The “private social network for neighborhoods” has raised over $100 million to date and is now active in 22,500 neighborhoods across the United States — approximately one out of every seven.
Rumble adds Triplepoint Capital and Nexon as investors.
Video editing startup Magisto has closed a new $13 million round of funding that includes a pair of somewhat unlikely investors from the hardware technology world.
Ooh, ooh! Let’s play “Startup or Klingon”!
Love it or hate it, the Little Printer just won’t die.
So long lengthy shipping times: Technology distributor Ingram Micro announced today that is has agreed to acquire Shipwire, a startup that makes it easy for business of any size to quickly ship inventory to customers.
Openbay’s goal is to improve the process of getting your car repaired and maintained. The Cambridge-startup launched its service today and revealed seed funding from Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz’s a16z seed fund, Boston Seed Capital, and Stage 1 Ventures.
Paxata wants to help data scientists avoid getting bogged down in prep work and move right to analysis.
The company produces Othermill, a 15-pound, 10-inch cube that creates circuit boards, ice cube trays, etc. by cutting out small pieces of physical material one layer at a time.
“Japan is a special market. Even if you have a very good service or product, without a good marketing or distribution channel, you won’t be successful. You need a good partner.”
Bytelight has raised $3 million for its indoor positioning system that connects LED lights with the cameras in your mobile device.
Flint, a payment service for mobile devices on iOS and Android, has just cleared a new $6 million round of funding, the startup announced today.
Formlabs, a 3D printer company, got funding today and has also gotten us all excited about being able to print out objects.
Twitter is planning to sell 70 million shares at $17 to $20 per share in order to raise about $1.4 billion in its coming IPO. The company updated its S1 filing with the SEC today with the new data.
Shan Sinha has spent his entire career building enterprise communications products, and is now hunkered down building his own. The former Microsoft and Google exec founded Highfive, an enterprise communications product that Sinha said is “reimagining the way people communicate at work.”
Covering your entire body in paint and yelling like a maniac are perfectly acceptable modes of behavior, if you are a football fan. As is compulsively checking game scores and stats.
For some companies, 3D printers aren’t just making objects — they’re printing money,too.