Startups

Spotify’s social features are getting a boost with two new acquisitions

Hot on the heels of Deezer’s announcement that it has raised $109 million in new funding, Spotify announced that it has acquired...
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Patreon has raised $30 million to help expand its patronage platform

Kickstarter is largely responsible for creating the crowd-funding scene as we know it today, but Patreon’s work in this area may actually...
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Twitter’s former CEO has founded a new personal fitness startup

Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced on Tuesday that he’s taking on two new jobs, the most notable of which is the founder...
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Babylon Health wants to turn your smartphone into a doctor

Babylon Health, a London-based startup that allows users to set up video consultations with doctors, has raised $25 million in funding, which...
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Mihaibao is helping Western companies reach Chinese consumers

Western companies have always found it difficult to tap into China’s vast consumer base, but many of them keep trying because...
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General Motors has invested $500 million into Lyft

When you’re competing against a $51 billion (soon to be $62.5 billion) behemoth like Uber, it’s important to have some big friends...
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Urban.us has raised $10 million to invest in city-centric startups

Both the developed and developing worlds have been undergoing massive amounts of urbanization over the last century, and that trend is...
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Foursquare is worth less than half of what it was two years ago

Believe it or not, there was a time when people thought Foursquare was going to become the next Facebook, but the...
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Instacart won’t be nearly as aggressive next year as it was this year

This year, Instacart managed to more than triple its staff to around 300 employees, but it won’t be nearly as aggressive with...
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This e-commerce startup wants users to design their ideal products

What separates Massdrop from other e-commerce companies is that it runs on something the founders of the company call “community-driven commerce.” The products that are...
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Theranos may have deleted data to make its tech look more accurate

There was a time when Theranos was one of the most-promising startups in the world, but now it’s having to fight...
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A Saudi prince has invested $105 million into Lyft

In contrast to Uber’s aggressive international expansion, Lyft has chosen to focus all of its attention on its home market, but...
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Alibaba just invested $1.25 billion into this food delivery startup

Anyone who’s looked at investment trends in China over the last couple of years has probably noticed that investors there really,...
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This ultra-secretive startup just raised $880 million in new funding

Due to the nature of Palantir’s work with government agencies and law enforcement, the data analytics startup is one of the most-secretive companies...
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Microsoft just bought another startup from Ray Ozzie

It turns out the secret to getting Microsoft to acquire your startup is to throw Ray Ozzie’s name on it, as...
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Lyft is looking for another $1 billion in funding to compete with Uber

With a higher valuation than all of its competitors combined, Uber is the undisputed leader of the ride-sharing market, which is...
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Vroom has raised $95 million to expand its online car-buying empire

Technology isn’t just changing the way we drive vehicles, it’s also changing the way we buy them. A New York City-based startup...
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iFlix wants to expand to all the countries that Netflix hasn’t yet

Netflix is finally starting its expansion into Asia, but several local competitors have already popped up while the company was taking...
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