Title II of the President Obama’s JOBS Act says that entrepreneurs seeking cash can now notify the world. And that’s exactly what’s starting to happen.
The startup has launched a white-label crowdfunding solution that real estate entrepreneurs use to raise money for their projects.
Guest Post It’s hard to find good advisors who can carve out their time for you and your project. There are many well-meaning advisors who might hurt you without intending to.
Uniiverse launched a mobile version of its marketplace today that connects people with nearby activities and local services.
BitTorrent released its new Bundle format today in closed alpha, giving moviemakers, recording artists, authors, and anyone else who creates content a new mini-store that follows their art wherever it goes.
The young startup has landed clients including The Travel Channel, Nestle, and The New York Giants, and it’s just pulled in $2.25M from angel investors.
Myo is a gadget straight out of science fiction – a smart armband that lets you control other devices with the swing of an arm. Thalmic Labs, the Canadian company that created Myo, raised $14.5m in June. Here, we speak to the founders about how the technology works and whether we’re in a new era for hardware startups.
Sponsored Post The Realtime Marketing Lab in New York City on October 14th is a one-day event designed to let marketing and communications professionals get hands-on experience and test-drive some of the latest platforms first-hand.
On Friday, Oct. 4, hundreds will gather a few steps away from Times Square in New York City for Focus 100. There, they will will something remarkable that really shouldn’t be.
The StartX company aims to make e-commerce, transportation, and shipping easier in emerging markets.
Today a massive change in investment financing goes live, killing an 80-year ban on telling people that you are raising money.
Together with Business Wire, we’ll be providing the latest industry press releases on VentureBeat.com — just another way to help our community stay on top of the most current technology and investment trends and announcements.
Editor’s Pick The ban on general solicitation has been lifted. Startups can now publicly announce that they are fundraising, but how many of them want to?
Startups have to have a strong sense of identity when they pitch venture capitalists who have seen it all before — twice.
Guest Post “There are two kinds of people in this world: the workers and the hustlers. The hustlers never work and the workers never hustle.”
Guest Post Scrappy entrepreneurs are always looking for an edge in the application process. However, there are no shortcuts or hacks. The YC partners are too smart for that.
Quick, name one Aussie startup.
The clichés of startup life are clichés for a reason. Scrap the corporate culture and dress code, and understand that even though they can seem frivolous, startup trappings like the ping pong table serve a purpose.
Sponsored Post Registration is now open for A Morning of Mobile Privacy presented by the Mobile Leaders Alliance (MLA), a cross-platform resource for mobile professionals, and Celtra, the industry leader for rich media mobile advertising and analytics
Editor’s Pick Gliph bills itself as the only native application in the App Store that supports sending and receiving Bitcoin. Legendary venture capitalist Tim Draper led this seed round.
Editor’s Pick Nine months ago, Ashana Davenport dropped out of high school and didn’t have a home. If you told her that she would have a career in tech, she wouldn’t have believed you.
Sponsored Post A “pivot” can be defined as a company’s decision to shift its core purpose or business model to optimize for success. In fact, technophile and blogger Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, suggests that all companies have pivoted in one way or another, some at earlier stages than others. Some have blazed bold new trails while others have stuck with nuanced course corrections.
Sponsored Post On Sept. 23, the first day of Advertising Week in New York, the Mobile Media Summit will stage its final and biggest conference of 2013 at the famed New World Stages.
“Instead of putting the content in the store, let’s put the store inside the product,” BitTorrent VP of Marketing Matt Mason told me last week. “We can bake interactions into the file itself, so that if something gets shared, it’s not a problem, but a driver of value for the artist and publisher.”
It figures that a music distribution company for modern Africa would skip old-school architecture and go straight to mobile.
Shadow launched its modern-day dream catcher today — a mobile app that enables people to record, remember, and interpret their dreams.
Guest Post When you come close to dying, and survive, a lot of things change. Here’s what I learned about work, my startup, and life in general.
We’re on the hunt for a skilled graphic design intern to take work on a number of meaningful projects for multiple departments, from sales and marketing to events.
Editor’s Pick Breaking Bad contains a lot of valuable advice for entrepreneurs. Sure, Walter White may be a terrible boss. But consider this: Steve Jobs was a terrible boss, and look how well Apple did under his leadership.
Guest Post Google is exploring uncharted territory, while Facebook is mired in the past and squeezing every penny it can out of its customers.
Guest Post Where is the smart money going in content advertising?
When asked what employees liked most about working at a young company, the most commonly named reasons were good team dynamics and an open work environment.
Editor’s Pick Starting a business isn’t easy for anyone, but it’s especially challenging for young woman in the tech sector. We caught up with online travel entrepreneurs, Ruzwana Bashir and Debbie Wosskow, to discuss how they are making their startups a success.
DreamIt Ventures is opening up its application process for its second accelerator program in Austin, Texas, the accelerator announced today.
Layer is an “open communications layer for the Internet.” The technology makes it easier to build messaging, voice, and video into applications in minutes.
The founding partners of Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers discuss the origins of the venture capital industry and what it takes to be a good VC.
Editor’s Pick Hospital misdiagnoses lead to as many as 40,500 patients dying annually. A panel of pioneering health entrepreneurs share how they are tackling this problem, and discuss some of the challenges in building a health startup.
When one of the biggest names in venture capital says, “The largest new opportunities in technologies are in … ,” you listen.
Sponsored Post Here are 6 reasons why companies Plug and Play sees getting funding and traction are improving infrastructure inefficiencies, providing mobile-marketing solutions, and helping to make sense of the massive amounts of customer data being collected.
“Bootstrapping is a really powerful thing because it allows you to be totally devoted to your vision,” said Nick Woodman, GoPro’s founder.