Startups

Funding Circle raises $150 million to expand its P2P lending platform

It looks like another billion-dollar startup has been born, but this time it’s not based in the United States. Funding Circle, which is...
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Gengo raises $5.4 million to expand its crowd-sourced translations

With globalization and the rise of the Internet, it’s easier than ever to connect with people from across the globe. However,...
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DogVacay wants to be the Airbnb for pet-sitting

Have you ever stopped to think how lonely and sad your dog must be while you’re not at home? Everyone who has...
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This startup may have a solution to China’s air quality problem

Although the government has been conducting an impressive campaign to make the air in China more breathable, the nation’s air quality...
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Not even doctors are safe from the Uberization of the economy

Nobody is safe from the Uberization of the economy, not even doctors. A new startup from Los Angeles wants to bring...
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Xiaomi has promised to invest in over 100 startups

Lei Jun, the CEO of Xiaomi, has described his company as an “ecosystem empire,” or at least, that’s what he wants it...
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The former CEO of Line just raised $4.1 million for his new startup

Akira Morikawa, the former CEO of Line, has a new video startup called C Channel which launched yesterday. The company aims to...
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This Israeli AR startup is attracting investors from across the globe

For one reason or another, Israel has become a technology startup powerhouse that investors from across the globe want a piece...
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Dubai: A startup hub hidden in the sand

When people think about startup hubs, they probably think about the well-established American giants, their rising European counterparts, or the burgeoning...
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Salesforce.com acquires Austin-based startup Toopher

Down in the capital of Texas there’s a company known as Toopher that develops a mobile two-factor authentication app that separates itself...
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Microsoft is giving free cloud services to Chinese startups

Good news for Chinese startups, Microsoft’s Chinese branch has announced that it will be providing $16 million worth in cloud services...
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3 Companies Disrupting Online Tech in 2015

Innovating online is both a simple and difficult process. Many companies have grand visions for how they’re going to disrupt their...
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SmartNews raises $10 million to continue its international expansion

Gunosy and SmartNews are two of Japan’s top news apps that have been fighting for dominance in the country, and now it...
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Genshuixue raises $50 million for its online education platform

Education is one of the many areas that the Internet has the potential to revolutionize an, as such, many online education...
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Are Cyanogen’s bold claims and predictions actually hurting it?

Cyanogen has been on a roll these past few months, throwing punches at industry giants like Google and Samsung with claims...
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Healint raises $1 million to predict and prevent migraines

Migraines really, really suck, and treating them is difficult due to the fact that we really aren’t sure what causes them. Fortunately...
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These are the Japanese startups that made their way to SXSW

If you attended the SXSW Interactive trade show last week you may have seen a small Japanese flag perched in the back corner...
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Blu and Cyanogen are launching a Google-free Android smartphone

I’m not sure what got in to Cyanogen but the startup has been extremely aggressive these past couple of months. Now...
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