Currently, you can listen to music in Spotify. Or iTunes. Or YouTube, Soundcloud, Rdio, and any of a dozen other places. Listn, however, is aiming to aggregate all those musical silos into one simplified place to enjoy music — and chat about it.
Year-old FounderFuel graduate Openera, which I called “the Passbook of files” when it launched in November of 2012, has been bought by LiveQoS, a company focused on data stream compression and management for improved delivery of real-time applications to mobile devices over third-party networks.
Need some lecture notes? How about an exam guide, or perhaps a video tutorial on Statistics 220 exam at the University of Toronto?
Let’s call it the Jerry McGuire strategy: Help me help you.
Editor’s Pick “We want to completely crush today’s model of journalism,” co-founder and CEO Martin Roldan told me last night.
Editor’s Pick “That last mile is a real bitch,” Rintoul added. “Only Amazon has really nailed it.”
“I do think that we have stepped it up significantly,” FounderFuel general manager Ian Jeffery told me yesterday. “In this cohort are some of the most mature companies we’ve ever had. All nine are fantastic, but some have real revenues already, over a million downloads, and upwards of 30,000 active users.”
Editor’s Pick Welcome to the new breed of incubators: startup accelerators that give startups everything they need in one central location. It’s literally a startup ecosystem in a box.
Editor’s Pick “Something very interesting is happening here,” Google’s top Canadian employee, Steve Woods, told me. “This area has a very high proportion of startups to population. Google loves startups … and we love to hire entrepreneurial people.”
The largest accelerator in Canada, the biggest seed investor in Europe, and one of the top seed funds in Australia are joining forced to put on one major demo day for 15 of their top startups May 1 in San Francisco.
Nine startups from Montréal, Québec accelerator FounderFuel’s recent graduates are coming to Silicon Valley.
Editor’s Pick You’ve got five minutes — the most important five minutes of your life. Everything comes down to this.
OpenTable and GrubHub own the app-based food ordering space, right? So how does a small startup break into the market?
I’m in Montreal, Quebec, for FounderFuel’s demo day today. Quebec is known as la belle province in Canada, and investors as well as founders are hoping to see both beautiful pitches and beautiful startups today.