Startup Institute, a career accelerator that teaches skills to help people become successful startup employees, has closed a $3 million Series A round of financing. The funding comes as a result of a partnership with Silicon Valley Bank – the money comes from SVB Financial Group, the holding company of Silicon Valley Bank. As part of… Read more »
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Smart home startup SmartThings was acquired by Samsung just a month ago, and in another three weeks, cofounder and CTO Jeff Hagins will be joining us at Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference in Las Vegas. On October 6-7, Celebrate Conference will gather hundreds of attendees, industry leaders, and inspiring speakers in downtown Vegas. You’re invited to: Meet the… Read more »
From the likes of GrubHub and Groupon, to Braintree and Trunk Club, Chicago has launched some major companies that have grown to become recognizable on a global scale. Groupon essentially started the daily deals industry, becoming one of the leading influencers in Chicago’s tech scene during the early stages of the startup boom in the region, and… Read more »
It’s official: Microsoft has bought Mojang, the parent company behind Minecraft. Minecraft to join Microsoft http://t.co/qdDbqUzVNm pic.twitter.com/E0EJmAjfiP — Microsoft News (@MSFTnews) September 15, 2014 Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, and its partner games Cobalt and Scrolls, today announced that Microsoft will be taking over control of one of the most popular games of the last… Read more »
Not too long ago I reported on Crowdfunder’s affiliated efforts with musician Neil Young to launch a crowdfunding for equity campaign aimed at raising a Series A funding round for PonoMusic. To date the campaign has hundreds of backers with $5.45 million in investment commitments; the initial goal was $4 million. Due to overwhelming interest… Read more »