Guest Post This is a guest post by Brad Feld, a managing director at Foundry Group.
Sponsored Post The Crowdfund Global Expo is a pivotal event for the crowdfund and finance industries, and the number one event for professionals taking crowdfunding into the next level.
Most startups begin by pricing their product based on cost or competition. Smart startups price their product based on value to the customer — because you can’t guess how your product is valued by customers.
Now that the President and Congress have finally started to address the issue of patent trolls, the Supreme Court has another shot at dealing with this once and for all. I’m no longer optimistic about any of this.
“Using our SDK, developers are able to divide users into different categories according to their behaviour and then offer them customised promotions with the help of our analytics. This increases their likeliness to buy and therefore the overall revenue.”
Guest Post There are over 2,000 startups on AngelList that are categorized as “social commerce.” That’s equivalent to every Stanford MBA over the last 5 years starting a brand new social commerce company.
Instagram is the best platform for brands, according to a new study that reviewed all brands on social with over 25 fans on each of four major social platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Leap Axlr8r is investing in 10 startups building on Leap Motion and other 3D human computer interaction tech.
Hoxton Ventures announced today a $40 million fund that will focus investments on early-stage tech companies in Europe
VentureBeat talked with a series of data scientists who went on to become founders and CEOs, to learn more about how their background informs their leadership, product, and overall business strategy.
Our DataBeat/Data Science Summit takes place tomorrow and Thursday in Redwood City, and there are only 20 seats remaining!
You hear about startups getting venture capital or crowdfunding money all the time in Silicon Valley. But the two combined barely make up the money given by startups’ biggest funding source: friends and family.
Guest Post The CEO needs to get up to speed and consult a single dashboard for all of his or her needs….
Guest Post If things stay exactly as they are, my three-year-old startup will be bankrupt in six months. That’s why we are writing the post-mortem now — and making changes before it’s too late.
A little more than two weeks ago, we reported on the rumors that Snapchat, the private photo sharing service that lets you send pictures to people that disappear after a few seconds, rejected a $3 billion purchase offer from Facebook.
Homejoy is bringing the “lean startup” approach to philanthropy. The company announced the establishment of the Homejoy Foundation today, which will give financial grants to veterans and military families in need.
More than 250 retailers are banding together in Bitcoin Black Friday so that you can buy your Christmas tree, holiday flights, authentic Moroccan rugs, and booze, or pay for your next hot date, all with privacy and safety … in Bitcoin.
What happens when a large organization gets confronted with the kind of intractable, legacy obstacles that the HealthCare.gov website is currently facing?
In a boost for Berlin, U.K.-headquartered King — one of the world’s top social games providers — has announced it will be opening a new games studio in the German capital.
It’s absolutely vital to have a PR strategy. But how do you get started?
Aging is a fact of life. We should all be so lucky as to age with grace and comfort, but the reality is somewhat harsher. The GENerator and its 11 portfolio companies are driving innovation for the elderly.
The four-hour man finally got a day job.
Founded by the cofounder of popular Facebook dating app AYI, AllPaws wants to help millions of rescued pets get adopted.
Editor’s Pick In the event that this divisive case reaches the California courts, it will have far reaching implications for the entire health care industry.
Beyond the Four Walls builds Internet resource centers in remote locations and gives management over to young women, who can use them to make money, develop entrepreneurship and tech skills, and find opportunities.
When we asked why Uber is no longer working with its former team, an exec referenced the nature of the fast-paced startup industry: “Berlin is one of our oldest Uber cities, which will always exist.”
Angel investors invest approximately $20 billion into 60,000 companies a year, but a survey by Worthworm shows that 46% regretted making an investment in 2013.
Sponsored Post The BASES Challenge is Stanford’s landmark event, awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars to startups with business plans and demo products in categories such as technology, education, social enterprise, clean tech, and health care.
After having their bikes stolen while studying at Oxford University, Franz Salzmann and Daniel Zajarias-Fainsod were frustrated. So frustrated, in fact, that they decided to find a way to stop, or at least massively hinder, bicycle thieves. Lock8, a smart bicycle lock, is what they came up with.
The new promotional video for GoldieBlox, a maker of toys for girls, is an amazing, inspiring chain reaction.
Mobile devices are approaching half the traffic coming to restaurant websites — a sign that small businesses need to get smart about mobile website design.
Guest Post If you’ve been following the patent troll epidemic in the news at all, you’ve probably also heard of the company I work for.
Editor's Pick Coy Christmas has come to expect a healthy dose of skepticism when he pitches his startup’s file-sharing technology.
New York ad startup BiScience’s new product, AdClarity, monitors 5.1 million ads in over two million campaigns from over 300,000 advertisers on over 7,000 publishers’ sites.
To kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week, the event’s organizers and the Kauffman Foundation released the results of a global policy survey that looked at similarities and differences among entrepreneurs around the world and how supportive their governments are of entrepreneurship.
Updated November 19 with a quote from Google Ventures
“With Blinkist, we want to free the knowledge that is hidden in so many books,” said Blinkist CEO and cofounder Holger Seim.
The new company, set up in September 2013 and based in Berlin, currently employs about 20 people. It went live todayoffering a relatively small selection of clothing, jewelry, electronic and home goods.
While the notion of dropping out to start your life’s work is romantic in Silicon Valley, many others are starting to look at “entrepreneurial MBAs.”
Sponsored Post With a plethora of options competing for consumers’ time online these days (either for entertainment or for other services), if your credit union desires an effective and vibrant virtual banking presence, you’d better be aiming to create a quality experience for your members — a quality virtual banking experience.