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Funding

Roundup: Uber Clears $1 Billion for Expansion Efforts in China

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm

We’ve got funding for a few smaller stage startup companies today, which is always good to see. However, the news taking the cake this morning is Uber’s $1 billion in funding to expand efforts into China – it’s absolutely massive and pushes their valuation…

Ecosystems

Chicago

The Greener Side of Chicago Startups

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Chicago is no stranger to being green and focusing on sustainability. As far back as 1909, city planner Daniel Hudson Burnham created a plan focusing on urban growth and greenbelt around the metro area. Now there is more than 5.5M square feet of green…

Reports & Rankings

The 5 Hottest Series C Startups from 2014 

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Mattermark ranked the five fastest-growing Series C startups from last year in its Startup Traction Report, and they are a snapshot of modern trends. We are taking our education into our own hands, learning new skills through General Assembly and Udemy. We are pursuing…

Profiles

NYC

Financial Trading Data is More Accessible with Money.Net

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

Financial trading is a long-told story, glamorized in movies and splashed across the news showcasing the highs and lows of its lifestyle. What’s rarely showcased is the technology behind what makes it all possible. For decades, trading floors have been a disaster of intertwining…

Opinion/Analysis

The Tech Bubble 2.0 is Cooling: How to Weather the Coming Slowdown

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

History is doomed to repeat itself: just as the golden years of Silicon Valley 1.0 ended in horrifying fashion in the 2000-1 bust, the boom times of the 2010-2015 tech bubble will end very soon. Always listen to the naysayers but with a caveat:…

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Tips & How To’s

The 4 Step Guide To Blogging As a Business

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

Blogging can be hard. Especially for a business that has numerous other channels to cater – sales, user-experience marketing, etc. However, blogging for businesses is still most traffic-boosting and lead-generating content delivery platform. Here are 5 facts to prove the point of having a…

Entrepreneur

Fantasy Football’s History is a Metaphor for Your Startup

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 8:00 am

The official kickoff for the 2015 NFL season is right around the corner, we’re burning through preseason, but right now it’s all about fantasy football drafts. Literally everybody’s doing it: all you need is a laptop, internet, and one of the many free platforms…

Automotive

Meet ShuttleWizard, the Search Engine for Rides

By | Aug 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Uber, previously known as UberCab, was born in the heart of Silicon Valley. The idea behind this app was to provide passenger cars with drivers to users, at affordable prices and in instant time. Keeping it simple, users can use their smartphones to make…

Lifestyle

The Sleeping Habits of 21 Entrepreneurs [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Aug 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm

A while back, we posed a question to our readers: is sleep even necessary for entrepreneurs? Across the board, it seemed that entrepreneur sleeping habits varied greatly – with some sleeping more while some less, and with many more variations on bed times. Home…

Opinion/Analysis

Analyzing the Ashley Madison Data Breach: Could Your Company Survive?

By | Aug 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Ashley Madison’s data breach has gripped the imaginations of people around the world since the news first broke at the end of July. While much of the public has spent their time commenting on how both the website and its members are getting what they…

Marketing

Marketing Mistakes that Will Kill Your New Business

By | Aug 26, 2015 at 6:00 pm

You can have a really good business idea, a product that is world-class, and your social network presence might be powerful, but your startup can still fail. In most situations, the problem is that you are using an improper marketing campaign. While many startups fail because…

Security

Big Data’s Big Risks That No One’s Talking About

By | Aug 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Big Data is causing a big stir in all kinds of circles from business to science, and for good reason: it could open up many new tools for many different types of insight. However, there is also a lot of risk bundled in with…

Art

Burning Man to Exhibit Artificial Intelligence Interaction through Social Discovery Ventures

By | Aug 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Artificial Intelligence makes its way to Burning Man, thanks to Social Discovery Ventures. Social Discovery Ventures, headquartered in New York, Moscow, and Hong Kong was the recipient of an international grant, allowing them the privilege to showcase OracleTang at Burning Man 2015. The art…