Meet Mattermark, a company that has the potential to be the “Bloomberg for the private markets.”
Standard Treasury, Apptimize, and StatusPage are among the highlights at Y Combinator’s demo day.
An ed-tech startup called Learnable is doling out $10 million in free software, so Australia’s school kids can learn web and mobile development skills online.
Guest Post We pivoted three times in four years — here’s what we learned.
Guest Post With very few job openings a year, landing that dream job in venture can be harder than you think. Here’s some tips to optimize your chances.
Our round-up of the startups that received funding today (and can help you get pregnant).
It’s only the beginning of August, but it already feels like summer is ending in New York City.
Editor’s Pick “The hypocrisy of accelerators is that we give give you money and you go innovate while we do business as usual,” 500 Startups’ Paul Singh says.
Google developer advocate Chris Messina is leaving the search giant to join a tiny startup.
Early-stage startups RebelMouse and Voxy scored funding today.
The legal-tech startup is growing faster than expected. It is now used by 10,000 attorneys around the country.
Guest Post As it turns out Superman conveys some pretty useful outcomes, but you wouldn’t know it from his slogan and thus the market might not give him the time or capital to realize his full potential, if it weren’t for the super physique.
Guest Post A decade ago, the U.S. market represented the key to consumer Internet dominance. Now, leading consumer technology companies such as Google, eBay, and Apple have something new in common: the U.S. accounts for just a minority of their revenue.
Engineers and developers are some of the first people to latch onto startups that succeed. And we trust them to pick Silicon Valley’s hottest new tech companies.
Editor’s Pick Detroit just filed the largest city bankruptcy in the history of the United States. And that’s a great thing, according to the growing and vital cadre of startups that helping to repopulate its downtown core.
Guest Post Why doesn’t the press love you? Instead of harassing bloggers, manically posting press releases, and relying on buzzwords, try these techniques.
“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.”
Startups on a plane, startups on a train. Startups having fun, startups in the sun?
Guest Post New startups are getting funding every day, but that isn’t a requirement for being a successful company.
UpWest Labs, a Silicon Valley-based accelerator program for Israel companies, just launched its fifth class of startups.
Immigration reform isn’t just an issue that affects corporations. It’s really about the people and their families that are struggling to remain in the U.S. and who are victims of an outdated system.
There were at least 14 startups funded today, so this is going to be a lightning quick Funding Daily. Hold your breath.
Guest Post Startups seeking angel funding shouldn’t be so afraid of the word “no.”
Editor’s Pick Tony Hsieh’s great urban experiment is transforming the downtown Vegas economy. Is it a model that can be replicated elsewhere?
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.
Guest Post Lean startups might be too lean when it comes to not hiring someone to keep the books. Financial professionals are concerned these leaders don’t have enough base-level financial knowledge to get the big deals done.
Guest Post For startups, the idea of devoting time to such projects might feel like a distraction; but if done right, these small, scrappy efforts can offer big rewards.
With the old revenue models falling apart, musicians have needed to get entrepreneurial. Check out these three music-tech startups.
Editor’s Pick Before becoming CEO of a tech company, Bill Hustad served in the Marine Corps and developed a unique set of skills and expertise also apply to being a successful entrepreneur.
Guest Post There are drawbacks to participating in more than one accelerator. But it made sense for my startup. Here’s why…
Divorces are traditionally terrible. But Wevorce, a Y-Combinator-backed startup that has just launched into general availability, wants to change that and make the process of divorce more amicable and less expensive.
At Maker Faire Bay Area, a “startup pavilion” highlights 20 new maker-focused startups. But big companies like Autodesk, General Electric, and even Google are getting into the DIY game too.
Nap rooms are so 2000s. Massage rooms are a dime a dozen. And the in-office gym has been around since at least the 90s. So if you want to up the ante, attract the best talent, and have the most brag-worthy office in the world, you need more.
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.”
New York-based Crowdcases wants to bring together a community of designers to raise money for nonprofit organizations.
Guest Post For startups, public relations firms are a huge waste of money. Here’s how to spend less money and get better PR.
Best known, perhaps, for being the headquarters of BlackBerry, Waterloo is a small suburb of Toronto with a population of 98,000 in which 500 startups were born in 2012.
Madison Color aims to reinvent the home hair care experience, starting with color.
Guest Post The education space is massive, very broken, barely touched by technology and has been largely underserved by entrepreneurs and investors. The opportunity for disruption, significant value creation and outsized returns is huge.
“That’s the hope for the future, that Silicon Valley continues to attract many of the best and brightest of the entrepreneurs around the world.”