Startups

Indiegogo is helping Chinese startups come to the United States

Just as American companies tend to have a hard time breaking into the Chinese market, so to do Chinese companies trying...
Avatar of Michio Hasai Michio Hasai
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Australia wants to become a breeding ground for science startups

Australia is home to some of the world’s most-brilliant scientists and most-innovative startups, but it’s still only meeting a fraction of its...
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This startup wants to turn your food scraps into something useful

It’s embarrassing how much food we throw out every day, and even though some of us may feel guilty when we think about it,...
Avatar of Louie Baur Louie Baur
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Gabe Newell is investing in an interesting new cooking startup

Gabe Newell is known to most as the co-founder and de facto leader of Valve, but did you know he also invests...
Avatar of Brian Molidor Brian Molidor
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Zenefits could be in some horribly-timed legal trouble

Zenefits is one of the most-valuable startups in the world at the moment, but its $4.5 billion valuation has been called into...
Avatar of Connor Livingston Connor Livingston
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Lyft is seeking $500 million in funding to better compete with Uber

To say that Lyft is the underdog is a bit of an understatement. Whereas Uber has already raised billions in funding,...
Avatar of Chastity Mansfield Chastity Mansfield
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This startup will pay you back for your surge-priced Uber ride

With billions of dollars in funding and the single most extensive ride-sharing network on the planet, Uber is an absolute behemoth,...
Avatar of Brian Molidor Brian Molidor
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Theranos may have lied about doing business with GSK and Pfizer

Theranos is one of the hottest and most-valuable startups in the world at the moment, but the company has been facing a...
Avatar of Louie Baur Louie Baur
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Google has acquired a Portuguese startup by the name of Digisfera

Google’s giving its Street View team a pretty significant boost with the acquisition of Digisfera, a Portuguese startup that specializes in panoramic images. The startup has...
Avatar of Alfie Joshua Alfie Joshua
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Founding a startup may come at the cost of your sex life

Running a startup requires an immense amount of time and effort, which leaves little room for anything else in your life, especially...
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Instacart has formed a game-changing food startup partnership

There are a bunch of services out there that send you everything you need to make a home-cooked meal, from easy...
Avatar of Carl Durrek Carl Durrek
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YouNow raises $15 million to expand its live streaming social network

Meerkat and Periscope are the only non-gaming live streaming apps of note at the moment, but YouNow wants to change that...
Avatar of Brian Molidor Brian Molidor
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Apple has acquired VocalIQ to help Siri understand natural language

Apple has confirmed to Financial Times that it has acquired VocalIQ, a Cambridge-based startup that develops platforms for voice interfaces. While the company didn’t...
Avatar of Rocco Penn Rocco Penn
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North Korea is trying to create its own startup scene

From the Fertile Crescent that is Silicon Valley, to the vibrant middle powers of London and Tel Aviv, to the emerging unknowns of Lagos...
Avatar of Carl Durrek Carl Durrek
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SoftBank just led a $1 billion round of funding for Social Finance

It looks like investors are still very, very interested in online lenders. For proof of this, you need look no further...
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Chinese VC culture

How the Chinese VC culture is different than the US

China may have the second biggest VC market in the world after the U.S. and have a shared interest in new...
Avatar of Drew Hendricks Drew Hendricks
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Berlin-based HelloFresh is now valued at around $2.9 billion

Berlin-based Rocket Internet can add a multi-billion dollar company to the list of startups that it’s helped to create. HelloFresh, a...
Avatar of Chastity Mansfield Chastity Mansfield
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Study finds that most Chinese startups lie about their funding

If you’ve had your eye on the startup scene in Asia anytime in the past couple of years, the first thing...
Avatar of Sal McCloskey Sal McCloskey
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